Atlanta Business League Black Women Achievement

By Special to the Daily World
The Atlanta Business League hosted its 17th annual Women of Vision breakfast Tuesday, Feb. 21,  at the Hyatt Regency to recognize “Atlanta’s 100 Top Black Women of Influence,” and inducted J. Veronica Biggins into its “Women’s Hall of Fame.”

Biggins, managing director of Diversified Search and a former banking executive and director of White House Personnel under the Bill Clinton administration, was recognized for her contributions through business and government.

The list reflects the names of Black women in metro Atlanta communities who have reached senior level positions within their profession, are leading entrepreneurs in their industry, have proven history-making feats or have attained the ability to influence large public bodies politically and in government. In addition to professional accomplishments, the women have demonstrated their commitment to the citizenry of metro Atlanta by maintaining significant involvement and participation in community and civic activities. Each honoree received a pin commemorating her selection.

“Our goal is to provide an educational opportunity for individuals at all levels from primary school to corporate America to meet and interact with women in leading and history making positions throughout metro Atlanta,” said ABL President and CEO Leona Barr-Davenport.

“For many it is a source of hope displaying living examples and an enlightening experience to know that opportunities avail themselves for African-American women.”

In addition to the “Top 100,” the ABL also recognized 30 Women of Influence ‘Tenured,’  women who have made the Top 100 for 10 years or more.

“The League believes that it is our responsibility to include this effort as a part of its information clearinghouse initiative,” Barr-Davenport said.

William Pickard, chairman and CEO of Global Automotive Alliance, served as breakfast chair and pledged $10,000 to ABL.

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