Smithsonian's Johnnetta Betsch Cole Named on Washingtonian Magazine's List of Washington DC's 100 Most Powerful Women 2011
For the second year in succession, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art Director Johnnetta Betsch Cole was named on Washingtonian magazine's list of the 100 powerful female leaders in Washington DC. The awards luncheon took place on Friday, October 8, at the St. Regis Hotel in North West Washington DC.
Washingtonian magazine's list of the top 100 powerful women honors and celebrates the accomplishments of women who have made it to the top of their fields. The list includes creative thinkers and innovators in the arts, education, sciences and humanities, business, health and medicine, religion and law.
Cole joins an illustrious and select band of fellow honorees including Donna Edwards, US congresswoman, Teresa Chambers, chief of the US park police, Valerie Ervin, Montgomery County Md. Council president, Janet Howell, Democratic Virginia state senator, Cathy Lanier, chief of the Washington police department, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington delegate to congress, Ingrid Turner, chair of Prince George's County Md. council, Marion C. Blakey, president and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association.
Awardees were asked to choose a woman to accompany them to the luncheon with "talent and tenacity" that Washingtonian magazine should watch for in the future. Dr. Cole chose Nicole Shivers, Education Specialist at the National Museum of African Art.