'Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity Award' Presented by The Café Mocha Radio Show
Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity Awards Luncheon presented by Toyota Green Initiative will salute a diverse array of outstanding DMV female trailblazers that includeempowerment guru Iyanla Vanzant, celebrity stylist Kim Kimble, philanthropist Wanda Durant, community activitst Cora Masters Barry, WSSC CEO Carla Reid and More
The Café Mocha radio show affectionately known as ‘Radio from a Woman’s Perspective’ that airs Saturday mornings from 7- 9am on WHUR 96.3 will hosts its 2nd annual Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity Awards presented by Toyota Green Initiative.  Celebrating a diverse array of women who are making a difference in their respective communities, nine outstanding women will be honored at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Built on the concept of women helping other women grow through shared experiences, the Awards luncheon will host the ORS Hair Care #NoStereotypes panel and support local domestic violence shelters via the Mocha Cares Foundation. Visit www.SaluteHerDC2016.Eventbrite.com.
2016 Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity honorees:
  • Iyanla Vanzant, Relationship Expert & Author, Spirit Award
  • Kim Kimble, Celebrity Hairstylist & Entrepreneur, Woman of Style Award
  • Wanda Durant, mother of NBA player Kevin Durant &Philanthropist, Champion for Change Award
  • Cora Masters Barry, CEO of the Recreation Wish List Committee, Champion for Children Award
  • Carla Reid, GM/CEO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Legacy Business Award
  • Carol Dudley, Director of Career Development, Howard University SOC, Game Changer Award
  • Micheline Bowman, News Coordinator, WTTG Fox 5 News, Media Innovator Award
  • Maisie Dunbar, President/Founder, Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge, Bridging the Gap Award
  • Jerri Evans, Owner of Turning Natural, Toyota Green Award
Thursday, August 25, 2016
11am – 12pm Salute Her: Reception
12 – 2pm Salute Her: Awards Brunch
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
810 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC  20001
With a mission to inspire others and create a network environment, the much anticipated SALUTE HER: Beauty of Diversity Awards recognize a diverse group of multicultural women who share a common commitment to their communities.  SponsorsToyota Green Initiative and ORS Hair Care have joined forces with Café Mocha™ to support their commitment to diversity and women to be a voice of empowerment. This event is a precursor to the Ubiquitous Hair, Beauty & Health Expo kicking off August 27, 2016.
Proceeds from this event support the launch of its Mocha Cares Foundation to support housing and services to combat homelessness and domestic violence through mentorship programs. Individual tickets can be purchased for $55.00 @ www.SaluteHerDC2016.Eventbrite.com. For more information, visit www.cafemocharadio.com.

About SALUTE HER: Superwomen Making a Difference Awards 
Café Mocha launched its annual Salute Her Awards series in 2011, with the goal of recognizing dynamic Black and Latina women, who have made contributions within their communities and breaking down barriers through their businesses. Past honorees for Salute Her include talk show host Wendy Williams, activist Sybrina Fulton, R&B star Angie Stone, model/reality TV star Cynthia Bailey, media veteran Jamie Foster Brown, soul superstar Syleena Johnson, cultural arts pioneer Vy Higginsen, actress/humanitarian Sheryl Lee Ralph, civil rights activist Dr. Bernice King and Sybrina Fulton, actress/producer Terri J. Vaughn and Kim Fields, CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield, reality star Omarosa, and radio personality Shirley Strawberry among others.  Most recently the Salute Her Awards were featured in a recent episode of the BET reality series, “It’s a Mann’s World” with honoree gospel music megastar Tamela Mann and her husband, comedian
David Mann.
Now celebrating its fourth anniversary airing in the DMW on the WHUR Network of WHUR-FM, HD HUR World and HUR Voices SiriusXM Channel 141, Café Mocha is hosted by comedienne and host of TV’s “The Real,” Loni Love; broadcast veteran, Angelique Perrin; and female rap icon YoYo. The two-hour girlfriend’s guide to radio features the latest in urban music, compelling hot topics and advice unabashedly from a woman’s perspective.  Café Mocha also includes exclusive interviews with top recording artists, celebrities, politicians and those making headlines. To learn more about the show, visit www.cafemocharadio.com.
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