2017 Women on the Move

When: October 5, 2017

Sponsorships:  Still Available, Call Valencia King @ 410-659-0000 or via email VKing@ABC-MD.org

Nominations close 8/31/2017 - Nominations are no longer being accepted. Thank you!

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Woman on the Move

Do you want to know what it takes to be a “Woman on the Move” are you interested in speaking with women who are influential leaders, creating and inspiring change in their professional careers?  If so, join us for our annual Women on the Move empowerment and networking event…

Associated Black Charities’ Women on the Move annual fundraiser event on October 5, 2017 is an effort to promote and focus on our responsibility as women leaders.  We understand in our work to bring about greater economic equity in the State, women are at the forefront of these efforts, both as individuals, business leaders and community leaders.  It is therefore important for us to find ways to come together and lift-up and celebrate women from diverse backgrounds and across a range of ages. 

To support and foster women as a strong “collective” change agents for Maryland, we hope you will join us in our intentional strategy to “pass the baton” and celebrate women making a difference.


Highlights of the evening will include an opportunity to connect with “Women on the Move Mentors”.

We have asked a number of women to serve as “Minute Mentors” during the networking reception. There will be networking games to promote introductions among the dynamic women in attendance.   Finally, this year’s panel discussion will be presented along the lines of “The View” format to encourage a deeper conversation about “Passing the Baton”.

Our Leaders

This year’s Chair for Women on the Move is Ms. Monica Mitchell, Vice President, Community Development, Wells Fargo Bank.  The ABC Board Co-Chair is Alicia Wilson, Esquire, Vice President, Community Affairs & Legal Advisor, Sagamore Development Corporation.  They are joined by ten outstanding regional leaders as “honorary co-chairs’ and they are as follows:

  • Veronica Cool, CEO and Founder, Cool & Associates
  • Kathleen Case, Principal, Case Leadership Institute, LLC
  • Danise Jones-Dorsey, Executive Director, My Brother’s Keeper
  • Shaina Hernandez, Director, Local Government Affairs & Strategic Initiatives, Greater Baltimore Committee
  • Dawn Kirstaetter, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Advancement, Baltimore City Community College
  • Sharon Pinder, President and CEO, Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Dr. Emma Stokes, Organization Development Consultant, Johns Hopkins University (retired)
  • Sonja Sohn, Actor, Producer, Director
  • Shelonda Stokes, President and CEO, greiBO Media
  • Stacey Ullrich, Head of Global Philanthropy, Under Armor

 Join us in nominating a woman leader making a difference; we want to recognize and celebrate them.

 The evening’s highlight includes a panel of phenomenal women from various sectors of our community talking about “passing the baton.”

 They are

  •  Erin Chamberlin, Vice President and General Manager, Horseshoe Baltimore


  •  Stephanie Hill, Vice President and General Manager, CSAT, Lockheed Martin
  •  Dr. Paula Dofat, Director of College Counseling, Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and recently featured in the August premier movie – STEP
  •  Rev. Dr. Frances ("Toni") Murphy Draper, pastor Freedom Temple AME Zion Church
  •  Mari Bonnemaison, President, Bonnemaison


Please join us on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Horseshoe Casino. 

 Who We Are

 At Associated Black Charities (ABC), we are tackling the disparities that disproportionately affect communities of color in Maryland.  Whether workforce disparities in Baltimore, health disparities on the Eastern Shore, or the public policy disparities that exist statewide, we are not afraid to go beyond visible socioeconomic symptoms to explore and address the implicit root causes that undermine the promise of our nation’s representative democracy.

ABC is dedicated to the principle of building strong, healthy, and economically viable societies in order to create better outcomes, especially for African American children, families, and communities.  Our work brings together community groups, elected officials, cultural institutions, and business organizations.  We have been widely recognized for advocating for change, brokering resources, and convening meetings, workshops, and large-scale conferences that bridge gaps, build knowledge, and set the stage for change.  With the investment of individual donors, corporations, foundations and other public and private funds, ABC continues to serve the current and emerging needs of African American communities throughout the State of Maryland.