The Chicago Defender hosted its 7th annual Women of Excellence event Thursday, honoring some of the best and brightest women in their respective industries.
From elected officials to entrepreneurs, the special program recognized women who excel at their craft. The event was held at the Hyatt Chicago Hotel.
Special tribute was paid to the Defender’s own Therese “Teesee” Fambro Hooks for her longevity and “excellence” at the historic newspaper. Teesee is a columnist and author of Teesee’s Town. She first started at the Defender in 1961.