Madam C.J. Walker Awards Luncheon
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. honored four outstanding women at the ninth annual Madame C.J. Walker awards luncheon held April 9 at The San Francisco Marriott. Madame C.J. Walker was an early African American woman entrepreneur, self-made millionaire, business leader and philanthropist. The annual luncheon was created to recognize and celebrate women exhibiting similar qualities. Congresswoman Barbara Lee won the award for advocacy, Cheryl L. Evans for business, Debra Pryor for pioneer spirit and Ave Montague for entrepreneurship. www.onehundredblackwomen.com. Photography by Lani Allen.