Twelve deserving Atlanta ladies have some new WIB arm candy to show off this summer! Recently, WIB joined The Women’s President’s Organization and 100 Black Men of America, to honor the Atlanta winners of the Marilyn Johnson Women of Color Achievement Awards in Atlanta.


A tireless advocate of female entrepreneurship, our CEO, Francine Farkas Sears, was thrilled to gift the Atlanta award winners with our red WIB Liberator Tote. “WIB and Francine Collections are proud to provide our Liberator Business Tote to the Atlanta winners. WIB knows what women are wearing to complete their business needs," says Farkas Sears. WPO President & Founder Marsha Firestone, Ph.D. says of the winners: “Each one demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities while running multi-million dollar businesses that promote economic security while also lending their time and energy to local projects. They are truly role models for women and girls everywhere.”

The twelve Atlanta area entrepreneurs hail from a number of industries, including: travel, hospitality, automotive and finance.

Here, the full list of Atlanta honorees:

Phyllis Newhouse, Extreme Solutions Inc.;

Pamela Robinson, Financial Voyages LLC;

Stacey Scott, Elgia, Inc.;

Vela McClam Mitchell, Georgia International Travel;

Mary Parker, ALL IN ONE Security

Brooke Jackson Edmond, Jackmont Hospitality;

Sharmeen Hawkins, SOAR Hospitality Group LLC;

Loretta Washington, LCW Engineering;

Monica Maldonado, Interprint;

Juanita Baranco, Baranco Automotive Inc.;

Carolyn Hogan Byrd, Global Tech Financial;

Pat Lottier, Atlanta Tribune- The Magazine;

The Atlanta awards ceremony was the first in a series of 3 awards ceremonies. Next, we’ll be honoring fabulous females in Chicago and New Jersey. Stay tuned! Congrats to all the Atlanta winners! If you like our red Liberator Tote, head over to to check it out, it's on sale throughout the month of July!