The brunch honored the Works and Service of Influential Women of Color Including Tarana Burke, MC Lyte, Mikki Taylor, and More
On Saturday, July 7, 2018, Insights Marketing and Keshia Walker hosted the annual ‘Women en Blanc’ Honors Brunch – an invitation-only, all-white brunch experience that celebrated phenomenal change agents in the areas of business, media, entertainment, sports, community, civics, politics and technology. Powered by Lexus, Women en Blanc honored an outstanding group of women during the country’s wildly popular Music Festival at Generations Hall. Invited guests and honorees enjoyed the soulful sounds of the all female band “Slayed Melodies”, a luxurious afternoon featuring a delectable brunch experience and spirits courtesy of Hennessy and Moet & Chandon. Confirmed guests included singer LeToya Luckett, and hip-hop legend Yo Yo.
“Celebrating our 20th anniversary is a major milestone, and our team is excited to bring together this phenomenal group of women to honor their achievements at the inaugural honors brunch in the culture-filled city of New Orleans,” says Keshia Walker, President of Insights Marketing.
“We are thrilled to celebrate such an amazing group of women who have served as trailblazers in each of their respective industries,” says Alva Adams-Mason, Director of African American Business Strategy, Corporate Communications at Toyota USA. “Similar to the Lexus brand, their unwavering commitment to positive advancement, innovation and performance has, and continues, to empower the lives of people all over the world. That is certainly to be honored,” she continues.
2018 Women en Blanc Honorees:
Business: Regine Moore—Director, Multicultural Marketing, Walmart
Media: Mikki Taylor—Media Veteran, Editor-at-Large at ESSENCE Magazine
Entertainment: MC Lyte—Founder, Hip Hop Sisters Foundation; Actress; Hip Hop Icon; Founding Member—Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council
Sports: Swin Cash Canal—Retired WNBA Player & Entrepreneur
Community: Tarana Burke (Me too Movement)/Chelsea Fuller (Me Too Movement)
Civic: Sonia Jackson Myles—Founder, The Sister Accord & Author
Politics: Karen Carter Peterson—Louisiana State Senator
Technology: Burunda Prince – Jones—Managing Director, The Farm NBCUniversal
Special thank you to Women en Blanc host Accenture, and partners Walmart (Table Partner) and our vegan beauty brand partner Shedavi, featuring their all new CROWNED Collection and their signature white cosmetic bags for all attendees.
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Women En Blanc Honors Brunch Honorees with Insights Marketing President Keshia Walker (L to R): Keshia Walker, Swin Cash-Canal, Chelsea Fuller, Burunda Prince-Jones, Sonia Jackson Myles, Alva Mason, Mikki Taylor, and Nedra Dickson
Songstress Letoya Luckett-Walker + her baby bump attend the Inaugural Women en Blanc Honors Brunch
(L to R): Keshia Walker, Regine Moore, Swin Cash-Canal, Sonia Jackson Myles, Letoya Luckett-Walker, Elizabeth Davis, Karen Carter Peterson and Mikki Taylor
Clifton LeBlanc (Owner of Lexus of New Orleans), Ayiko Broyard (Walton Isaacson EVP, Group) and Ralph Bailey (Sales Operations Manager, Lexus New Orleans)
All-Female Band ‘Slayed Melodies’ Serenade Women en Blanc Honorees and Guests
Keshia Walker (Insights Marketing), Mikki Taylor (Essence Magazine), and Nedra Dickson (Accenture)
Keshia Walker (Insights Marketing), Swin Cash Canal (Former WNBA/Entrepreneur), and Nedra Dickson (Accenture)
Women En Blanc Honors Brunch Honorees with Insights Marketing President Keshia Walker
(L to R): Keshia Walker, Swin Cash Canal, Chelsea Fuller, Burunda Prince-Jones, Sonia Jackson Myles, Alva Mason, Mikki Taylor, and Nedra Dickson