USBC Women of Power List

[March 24, 2022] WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Black Chambers Inc. (USBC), the nation’s largest network of African-American chambers of commerce, today announced its Women of Power List for 2022. The list is composed of influential women who are making a significant impact in entrepreneurship, leadership and in their communities.

USBC’s Women of Power List recognizes women who have made an indelible mark on business and society. The honorees were recognized at the USBC Women of Power Luncheon, which took place March 24th at the AT&T Forum in Washington, DC.

The Women’s HERStory event hosted 60 special invited in-person guests with over 250 virtual attendees, who heard from guest speakers Nicole Cober, Natalie Cofield, Taylor Thomas, Jotaka Eaddy and USBC
President Ron Busby.

An impressive group of women who exemplify influence, impact and innovation in their respective fields, we introduce USBC 2022 Women of Power:

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Denita Conway, Proven Management
Adjoa Asamoah, Founding Principal, ABA Consulting Donna Brazile, AAA CDFI CEOs
Tanya Lombard, VP Global External & Public Affairs, AT&T Dr. Ayris Scales, CEO Walker’s Legacy
Georgette “GiGi” Dixon, Wells Fargo Talisha Bekavac, EVP USBC
Necole Parker, CEO Elocen Group Alicea Gay, USBC
Chanelle Hardy, Head of Civil Rights, Google Candace Waterman, CEO Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
Isabella Casillas Guzman, Administration SBA Lisa Smith, Bowie BIC
Natalie Cofield, Assistant Administrator SBA Jetheda Hernandez, MBDA
Jotaka Eaddy, Full Circle Strategies Nakita Chambers, MBDA
Nicole Cober, Founder, The BOW Collective Renee Johnson, Public Private Strategies
Michele Thornton-Ghee, CEO Ebony Magazine Robin R. Haynes, Goldman Sachs
Edna Robinson, SBA Deborah Caviness, Southern CT Black Chamber, SBA CNPP Spoke
Shakenna Williams, Executive Director Babson College CWEL Camille Carter, Madison Black Chamber, SBA CNPP Spoke
Sonserae Cicero, CEO SHEBA Consulting Danyel Surrency-Jones, CEO POWERHANDZ
Bridget Gagne, CEO Gagne Associates Melissa Bradley, CEO 1863 Ventures
Aimee Griffith-Joyner, The Griffin Firm, Life & Legacy Counselors Chrishon Lampley, CEO Love Cork Screw
Susan Vanderbilt, Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce Sheena Collier, CEO Boston While Black
Veta Jeffrey, Heartland/St. Louis Chamber of Commerce Janine Fondon, CEO UnityFirst Direct
Kelisha Garrett, Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation Andrea Anderson, CEO Signature Group
Debra Keller-Chase, Greater Baltimore Black Chamber – SBA CNPP Spoke Leah D. Daughtry – Principal, On These Things, LLC
Regina Hairston, African American Chamber of PA, NJ, DE – SBA CNPP Spoke Minyon Moore – Principal, Dewey Square Group
Tanisha Gary, African American Chamber of Central FL, SBA CNPP Spoke Yolanda H. Caraway – Founder, The Caraway Group
Cathy Adams, Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce, SBA CNPP Spoke Cameka Smith – Founder & CEO, The BOSS Network
Angela Gibson-Shaw, Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber, SBA CNPP Spoke Lauren Wesley Wilson – Founder, ColorComm
Theresa Carson, African American Greater Albuquerque Chamber, SBA CNPP Spoke Lauren Maillian – CEO, DigitalUndivided
Shameka Godely, Founding Principal SGodley Architects
Krissy Moore – Senior Vice President & Community Relations Northeast Sr. Manager


The list honors 50 Women of Power who are making a significant difference in the areas of business, higher education, technology, finance, entertainment, politics and public service, law enforcement, sports and media.