Rosa Whitaker among influential black women in business

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

TWG has brought more than $2 billion in investments and capital flows to the African continent in the last decade and was also named “Company of the Year” for 2012 by the African Diaspora Association.

In recommending Ms Whitaker for the award, veteran politician and U.S. Congressional Leader, Mr Charlie Rangel, said, “Rosa has always impressed me with her strong leadership qualities; She is deserving of this award due to her significant and lasting commitment to developing United States – Africa trade policy and investment.”

As one of the “25 Influential Black Women in Business”, Ms Whitaker is among other notable honorees such as Stephanie P. Smith, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs & Co., Rhonda R. Mims, President of the ING Foundation and Senior Vice President for Corporate Responsibility at ING U.S., and Erica C. Bowen, Vice President of Marketing for L’Oreal Paris.

“This year’s honorees are a particularly special class, one that marks the 15th consecutive year that we have presented these awards,” TNJ Publisher and CEO, Mr Aziz Gueye Adetimirin said.

Founded in 1993, The Network Journal (TNJ) is an award-winning business magazine published six times a year that provides news and commentary on issues such as business growth and workplace advancement for an audience of predominantly African-American professionals, corporate executives and small-business owners.