Sheila C. Johnson to Speak at Enterprising Women’s Money Day


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In honor of African-American History Month, NAWRB highlights leading women of color in the housing and real estate ecosystem who inspire us. One of these phenomenal leaders is Sheila C. Johnson, Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, and CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts. She will be the Keynote Speaker and inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame at Enterprising Women’s new “Money Day” program, produced and created by Sheri Orlowitz and Associates, on March 5th, 2018 at the Four Seasons in Miami, Florida.

Along with Sheila C. Johnson, Dorothy “Dottie” Herman, CEO of Douglas Elliman, will join Sheri Orlowitz in a fireside chat, and Dorothy Terrell, Founding Partner of First Cap Advisors, will receive the Enterprising Women Legacy Award.This expert group of successful business women will share with attendees how they can grow and exit their businesses.

Sheila C. Johnson has earned a plethora of achievements and accolades throughout her career, which span across many industries—from sports and entertainment, to real estate and education.She is the only African-American woman to own three professional sports teams, including the NBA Washington Wizards, the NHL Washington Capitals and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. Johnson also sits on the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association.  

Johnson is a widely-recognized figure in the entertainment industry as the founding partner of the largely successful Black Entertainment Television (BET), executive producer of four documentary films that have premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and founder and chair of the Middleburg Film Festival. As a passionate supporter of education and the arts, she serves on the Board of Governors of Parsons The New School for Design in New York, the Leadership Council at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, and the Jackie Robinson Foundation, just to name a few.

She has made great contributions to women’s empowerment, from co-founding WE Capital, a venture capital consortium dedicated to supporting female-led enterprises that advance social change, to serving as a global ambassador for CARE, a humanitarian organization that helps empower women as a way to combat global poverty.

In 2013, Johnson was invited to be the only American judge for Ernst & Young’s World Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She was named Forbes Magazine’s Top 50 America’s Richest Self Made Women in 2015.

NAWRB looks forward to attending Money Day and hearing words of wisdom from Sheila Johnson and other inspiring women leaders. Click here to register for the event and view the agenda.

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