Founders of Ladies of 3rd Thursday (l to r): Avis Jones Devonish, NY Life Insurance; Lydia Patel, Lydia Patel Media; Sharon Devonish Leid, NetStruc PR; and Michelle McClymont, Entrepreneurs Exchange

What do you know about the Ladies of 3rd Thursday?

Started a year ago by Central and East Brooklyn residents Sharon Devonish Leid, Avis Jones Devonish, Lydia Patel and Michelle McClymont, Ladies of 3rd Thursday is a group of Brooklyn businesswomen and entrepreneurs from across a variety industries– public relations, media, insurance– who meet up every third Thursday evening of the month at a black-owned establishment to network and share resources in effort to help build each others’ practices.

Honoree Gail Mason

At each meeting, a form is completed by each attendee so everyone knows what services people are looking for to help build their business and then participants receive the attendance sheet so that everyone has the opportunity to follow up and continue networking after the event.

On March 16, 2017, The Ladies of 3rd Thursday celebrates Women’s History Month by honoring 31 outstanding Business women who have made significant contributions to Brooklyn. The event will take place at The Brook Space, located at 1614 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Honoree Deborah Henderson

All of the women will receive a “Woman in Power” Award. This year’s honorees include: Vera Moore, CEO of Vera Moore Cosmetics (37 year Minority Cosmetic company); Angela Yee, Radio Personality & Business Owner of Juices For Life; Lorene Brown Watkins, Personal & Business Coach; Maureen Rowson, Make Up Artists & Beauty Coach; Meda Leacock, Founder of IAmWondaWoman; Patricia T. Warner, CEO of Covenant Seven Inc.; Sharufa Walker, Founder of Jinaki Designs; Sweet Box LLC (Favors & Baskets); Teresa Ramos, Branch Manager at Chase Bank; Tracey Totten, CEO of Sassaries Accessories; Winsome Leahing, CEO of Salon Leahing, Latoya Massey, Principal of CAMPA; Charity Lynette, CEO/Founder of Curvey Chick Fitness; Lillian Bowman, CEO of Lillian’s Professional Services; Latasha Johnson “PoshGurl” CEO of PoshGurl Brand; Dr. Bobbi Peterson, Celebrity Orthodontist; Camille Fanfair, Founder Focus Divas Event Planning;

Honoree Nicole Favours will receive the Rising Business Star Award

Joy Frazier, Founder MIM Foundation; Deborah Henderson, Owner Debbie’s Sweet Treats; Valarie Carey, Founder TOTM Inc.; Dr. Keneca Boyce, Founder of Multiple Avenues To Success; Kim Morrison, Unique Weddings & Tours; Keenya Kearsey, CEO Georgia Stitch; Angela Terry, Co-Owner of Therapy Wine Bar; Barbara Williams, Founder, Pearls For Her; Gail Mason, Program Manager Restoration Plaza Corp.; Lorraine Maldonado, Co-Founder Footprints Restaurant; Regine Roy MSW, Educational Consultant & Founder of Queen Geniuses Inc.; Yonette Baker, CEO Baker Enterprise Catering, Guyanese Cuisine; Claudette Devonish, Ret. Executive Director Kings Co. DA’s Office; Rising Business Star Nicole Favours, Owner, My Natural Glory Body & Hair Products.

To purchase tickets to the awards event, go here. For more information on Ladies of 3rd Thursday, visit them on Facebook.

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