Nominations Open for Chicago Defender’s Men & Women of Excellence

2022 marks the Chicago Defender’s 117th birthday in addition to the 15th anniversary of our distinguished Men and Women of Excellence programs. To celebrate, we are hosting our first Celebration of Excellence awards, recognizing both men and women, and this is a special celebration unique to this year.

The Men and Women of Excellence are community-driven awards. We cannot do this without you! Please let us know about the men and women you think are deserving of this award.

Nomination criteria:

  • Local African American man or woman executive or a business owner.
  • Proven success within his or her profession or industry.
  • Positive role model whose contributions encourage others.
  • Active in community service or organizational involvement.

The submission deadline is January 14th at 11:59 p.m.


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