The women of Cafe Mocha Radio recently hosted “Salute Her” Beauty of Diversity Tour, an annual awards luncheon recognizing the achievements of women in business, media and philanthropy. Sponsored by Toyota Green Initiative and ORS Olive Oil, the program began with an introduction by Cafe Mocha Radio’s Executive Producer, Sheila Eldridge. Chicago was the last stop of the series.

Cafe Mocha Radio is a syndicated program that is premiered in 25 markets including Chicago’s WSRB 106.3 FM. On hand to host the festivities were the show’s on-air personalities– Loni Love, Angelique and hip hop pioneer, Yo Yo. Also, making a guest appearance was R&B soultress, Angie Stone along with an amazing performance by Philly’s own, Kindred the Family Soul.

Some of Chicago’s movers and shakers in media, marketing and broadcast filled the room at the Hotel Allegro as Cafe Mocha Radio honored six brilliant women award recipients.

Rianna Lynn | Toyota Green Initiative Award

Glenda Gill | Game Changer Award

Lynn Norment | Media Legend

Tragil Wade | Champion for Children

Jocelyn Amador | Media Innovator

Yolanda Adams | Spirit Award

With the exception of Yolanda Adams who was unable to attend the ceremony, all of the honorees gracefully accepted their awards with moving and inspirational speeches.

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“Salute Her” award honorees: Tragil Wade, Glenda Gill, Jocelyn Amador, Rianna Lynn and Lynn Norment.

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Shawn Tollerson (CEO of Namaste)

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Shawn Tollerson (CEO of Namaste), Aja of Kindred the Family Soul and Angie Stone speak on a special panel discussion.

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Executive Producer of Cafe Mocha Radio, Sheila Eldridge.

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R&B singer, Angie Stone makes a rousing affirmation at the luncheon.

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Tragil Wade accepts her award.

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Rianna Lynn accepts her award.

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The ladies of Cafe Mocha Radio: Loni Love, Angelique and Yo Yo.

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Glenda Gill accepts her award.

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Angelique, Lynn Norment, Loni Love and Yo Yo

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Lynn Norment accepts her award.

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Kindred the Family Soul performs.

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Kindred the Family Soul performs.

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Shawn Tollerson (CEO of Marketing/Namaste, Aja of Kindred the Family Soul and Angie Stone

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Juan Teague, Tragil Wade and Pastor Jolinda Wade

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Tragil Wade and mom, Pastor Jolinda Wade

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