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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Founder of Black-Owned DC-Based Organization to Empower Women at Awards Luncheon

Karen Maria Alston

Nationwide — Karen Maria Alston, founder and CEO of The Spectrum Circle of Washington, D.C., will honor eight influential women at The Spectrum Circle Awards Luncheon on May 20, 2022. The honorees will be celebrated for their excellence in career achievement and commitment to uplifting women. Over 180 attendees will be present to celebrate the accomplishments of women from around the country. This event will take place at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C., from 12:00PM-3:00PM EST.

“The Spectrum Circle is a community of women and a development platform that allows for the sharing of ideas, experiences, and life lessons, which informs about the diversity in our journeys. Now, at this pivotal time in our history, more than ever, the stories of women are critical to the future of our country. We live in an ever-changing global society, however bias, soft bigotry of low expectations, and politics continue to negatively impact our everyday lives,” said Karen. “It’s a dream realized. From a two-page white paper I wrote in 2015 to a platform supported by major corporations. As women, we must support, uplift, and tell our stories. Our future generations are depending on us to combat gender inequality.”

This year’s award winners include Sharnita Jackson, vice president at the Victoria Foundation (Arts); Minyon Moore, principal of the Dewey Square Group (Social Impact); Nicole Fisher Roberts, founder and CEO of Health and Human Rights Strategies, Inc. (Policy); Terri Hines, executive vice president at Fox Sports (Media); Franchon Crews-Dezurn, professional boxer (Sports); Maggy Francois, entrepreneur and educator (Business); Meedie L. Bardonille, RN, FCN, PCCN-K (Health); and Karen Friedman (Legal).

Founded in 2015, The Spectrum Circle is a community of female researchers, educators, creatives, executives, leaders, innovators, drivers, and influencers in business or industry who share their collective career and personal experiences to help women achieve gender equality and expand the lens of what is possible. The Spectrum Circle uses unique experiences and events, training, and workforce development, to expose women to a variety of stories and earned experiences from leaders in numerous industries and backgrounds.

This year’s luncheon will be emceed by Shawn Yancy, anchor, NBC 4 Washington. Sponsors of the event include AT&T The Humanity of Connection, Greystone, Fox Sports, Blunt Group Strategies, Giant Food, Women’s Global Initiative, and TV One. For more information visit their official website at TheSpectrumCircle.com and video on 2019 Spectrum Circle event visit 2019 Spectrum Award winners.

The Spectrum Circle is a development platform and community of women who utilize their life stories, experiences, authentic conversations, and backgrounds to change perceptions, inform others, and inspire women to follow their unique paths to success. Through this, they work to solve the challenges around gender inequity for women in the workplace. The Spectrum Circle brand is loosely based on an African American female superhero named Spectrum (Marvel) who uses the power of energy to change the world.

For press inquiries, contact Xina Eiland at 703-785-4358 or xina@xinapr.com