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Saddie L. Smith '75 to be Honored as One of 25 Influential Black Women in Business

Story posted March 08, 2004

New York, N.Y. (March 2, 2004) -- The Network Journal (TNJ), a black professionals and small business magazine based in New York City, will hold the sixth annual achievement awards to recognize "25 Influential Black Women in Business" on March 19 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the New York Hilton Hotel & Towers, 1335 Avenue of the Americas (at 53rd Street), New York City.

Included among the honorees will be Saddie L. Smith, Bowdoin College Class of 1975, secretary and associate general counsel of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., in New York City.

Themed "Women Expanding The Horizon," the event will salute a select group of honorees for achieving significant levels of success in their businesses and professional careers.

"The women we are honoring this year are in the forefront of American leadership and symbolize the diversity and advancement that has occurred across industry lines," said TNJ Publisher Aziz Gueye Adetimirin.

The full list of honorees can be viewed here.

The program includes a cocktail networking reception, lunch, and the video awards program, led by distinguished Master of Ceremonies Minister Jacques DeGraff.

Byron E. Lewis, founder, chairman and CEO of UniWorld Group, Inc., will present the afternoon address.

Ticket information can be found here.

In addition to the awards program, the 25 honorees are profiled in the special March issue of The Network Journal and celebrated in a special video presentation at the program.

For more information call 212-962-9448 or visit

The event is being sponsored by AXA Advisors, L'Oreal USA, IBM, WBLS/WLIB Radio and The Network Journal.

The Network Journal is a monthly business newsmagazine with more than 63,000 readers. The publication is distributed nationwide with a focus on the Tri-state area (NY/NJ/CT) and features business articles of interest, news briefs, book reviews and ideas for black professionals and small business owners.

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