The 2017 Chicago Salute Her Awards honorees include legendary actress Lynn Whitfield, publisher Dorothy Leavell, PR extraordinaire D. Michelle Flowers-Welch, pioneers Jennifer Maddox, Geraldine Smith, millennial innovator Alissa Constable, broadcaster Patricia Edwards and listener nominated youth activist Kelly Fair Grammy Awards-nominated balladeer Kenny Lattimore will present a special musical tribute to the honorees.
Celebrating its fifth year in Chicago airing on WSRB-FM (Saturdays 10am – 12noon), the Café Mocha radio show is once again bringing its Salute Her Awards luncheon to the Kimpton Hotel Allegro on Thursday, December 14th, from 11am to 2pm. The show, affectionately known as ‘radio from a woman’s perspective,’ announced today the 2017 Chicago Salute Her Awards honorees: legendary actress Lynn Whitfield, publisher Dorothy Leavell, PR pro extraordinaire D. Michelle Flowers-Welch, pioneers Jennifer Maddox and Geraldine Smith, innovators Alissa Constable, broadcaster Patricia Edwards, and listener nominated youth activist Kelly Fair.
Presented by Toyota, AARP and ORS Hair Care, the afternoon will celebrate these eight outstanding women who exemplify the theme Redefining What Perseverance Looks Like From The Inside Out and who are making a difference in their respective communities.
Chicago is the last stop on the Salute Her Awards tour that launched in Washington, DC, hitting NY and most recently Charlotte to a standing room only emotional luncheon that honored Grammy Award and American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino-Taylor and the first African American female CIAA commissioner Jacqie McWilliams, among others. Notable 2017 honorees also include Stephanie Mills, Pam Grier and White House correspondent April Ryan.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
- 11am – Holiday Reception/Press Invite
- 12pm – Salute Her Awards Luncheon
- Kimpton Hotel Allegro
- 171 West Randolph Street
- Chicago, IL 60601
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