2022 Honorees


ONYX WOTM Woman of the year

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D.

National Chair
National Council of Negro Women

Johnnetta Betsch Cole is a Principal Consultant with Cook Ross, Inc., a consulting firm located in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. The firm provides solutions to organizations around the world in the areas of diversity... Read more

“Dr. Cole is the National Chair and Seventh President of the National Council of Negro Women. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Links, Inc.”
--Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D.

International Woman on the Move

Bertha Cooper-Rousseau, FCIArb

Managing Partner
Rousseau & Cooper Law Firm, The Bahamas

Bertha is a recognized Pioneer of arbitration legislative reform in The Bahamas, and is Founding Chair of The Bahamas Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of London. She is actively engaged in... Read more

“Bertha was, in 2009, called as Master of the Bench at The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in London, England. She is a Door Tenant of 3 Hare Court of the Temple London, England.”
--Bertha Cooper-Rousseau, FCIArb

Kamia Brown

State Representative

Florida House of Representatives

Tina N. Commodore

News Director

WFTV-TV Channel 9 Eyewitness News

Joyce E. Cotton

Director of Marketing & Community Partnerships

Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting - WEDU PBS

Marilyn Drayton

Senior Vice President

Wells Fargo

Vicki-Elaine Felder

School Board Member

Orange County Public Schools, District 5


Angela L. Fields, M.D.


Orlando Health Physician Associates

Donna Gilmer, M.B.A., C.D.P.

Manager, Diversity and Minority Business Development

Orlando Health

Malou C. Harrison, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Provost

Miami Dade College

Danielle A. Henry, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Breast Surgical Oncologist

Orlando Health

Jocelyn H. Henson, M.B.A., Ed.D.

Senior Administrator, Office of Business Opportunity

Orange County Public Schools

Cynthia Johnson, Ed.D.


Pinellas County Economic Development



Major-Morris Law, LLC

Jo Newell

Vice President of Corporate Engagement

Orlando Economic Partnership

Maribel Nicholson-Choice


Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Desiree Noisette, Esq.

President & Vintner

Mermosa Wines

Tekoa Pouerie, C.F.R.E.

Senior Director Resource Development

Pace Center for Girls National Office

Laine Powell, Ed.D.

Founder & Executive Director

Tech Sassy Girlz

Kimber Saint-Preux


Community Connections Transportations

Barbara Tripp

Fire Chief

Tampa Fire Rescue

Veronica Valdez, Esq.

Vice President - Minority & Small Business

Enterprise Florida, Inc


Annetta Wilson


Annetta Wilson Media Training & Success Coaching