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Mar 10, 2017
AARP SVP, Multicultural Leadership Edna Kane Williams to be Honored by Black Enterprise at Women of Power Summit

WASHINGTON, DC—On Friday, March 10, AARP’s Senior Vice President of Multicultural Leadership Edna Kane Williams will be honored at Black Enterprise’s Most Powerful Women in the Business Recognition Ceremony for her outstanding achievements as a female executive dedicated to member services and multicultural outreach. The special ceremony will be held during the annual Women of Power Summit in Phoenix AZ.  

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of Black Enterprise’s Most Powerful Women in Business and to be in the company of an elite group of female executives,” said SVP Edna Kane Williams. “These groups of women have truly redefined the standard of success for women of color.”

Williams was recently featured in the January/February issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE Most Powerful Women in the Business, which highlighted an exclusive list of high-ranking and influential African American female executives that are vital to the nation’s major corporations. The issue is currently on newsstands and

“You could not find a better example of women of power than the female executives represented in this issue. Our editorial team developed this list to not only celebrate the black female business elite," said Black Enterprise President and CEO Earl "Butch" Graves Jr. “But to demonstrate that it requires unparalleled expertise and resilience to break through barriers that female executives continue to face today."                                          

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About Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise, your ultimate source for wealth creation, is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, Black Enterprise magazine provides 6 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. As a multimedia company, Black Enterprise produces television programming, business and lifestyle events, web content and digital media. Black Enterprise is the definitive source of information for and about African American business markets and leaders, and the authority on black business news and trends.

About AARP
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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