Veteran Radio Personalities to Host 2018 Career Mastered Women's History Leadership Awards & 'Career Mastered Magazine' Launch

Karen Dumas

Karen Dumas to Serve as Awards Mistress of Ceremonies; Cortney Hicks to Serve as Magazine Launch Mistress of Ceremonies

An Evening of Elegance Charity will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on March 15, at the Roostertail Waterfront Entertainment Center in Detroit, Michigan. Hosting the 4th Annual Career Mastered Leadership in Action Awards and "Career Mastered Magazine" launch are Karen Dumas and Cortney Hicks, both veteran radio personalities and communications professionals.   

Karen Dumas is a communications professional/media contributor/public speaker committed to excellence, entrepreneurship, and equality. She most recently served as host of "The Pulse", a radio talk show (910AM). She is a regular guest contributor for FOX2, the Detroit News, and other media outlets. Dumas formerly served Chief of Communications & External Affairs for Mayor Dave Bing and the City of Detroit. Dumas attracted readers, listeners, and viewers and garnered respect as a trusted and fair radio & television personality and columnist. Frequently referred to as “honest and engaging,” "HOUR Detroit" recognized her radio show as the “the more intelligent choice” for listeners. As founder of her own PR firm, Images & Ideas, Inc., she earned a reputation as a communications specialist known for performance and perfection. The City of Detroit, State of Michigan, Real Times Media, and several Who’s Who entities have recognized her achievements.

Cortney Hicks is a popular radio personality whose career continues to expand to now include TV appearances, live vocal performances, along with commercial print modeling and acting. She made a guest appearance in the off-Broadway production of The Color Purple, the D.C. Vagina Monologues 2012 Tour, "The Dr. Oz Show" and a principal role on the Discovery Channel series “Who The Bleep Did I Marry.” Cortney was a regular Pop Culture contributor for TV One, FOX 5, DC50, and WUSA9 while in DC. She was a recipient of the 2012 CVS Mirror Mirror Award, a FLOTUS press core member for the "Get Moving Campaign" DC School Tour and served as the Spokesperson for the YWCA National Capital Area. Cortney was recently Music Director and Afternoon Host for V101.9FM and was the morning show entertainment contributor for FOX 46 in Charlotte, NC. Currently, she can be heard on KISS 103.1 in Killeen, Texas and 105.1 The Bounce in Detroit, Michigan. 

We're thrilled to work with two of the industry's best communications professionals.

Lisa J. Lindsay Wicker, President & CEO, Linwick & Associates, LLC.

Career Mastered is the leading Women’s History Month Awards honoring today’s women leaders who take charge of their careers and their futures. Linwick & Associates, LLC., along with its presenting sponsors Ally Financial, Worth Financial, Fifth Third Bank, Northwestern Mutual, State Farm Insurance, Oakland University and Beasley Media Group will recognize amazing women across diverse industries who have made a compelling mark on business and also launch its Premier Issue of "Career Mastered Magazine", the voice to advance today’s global career woman.

"It is a powerful time to be a woman," says Dr. Lisa J. Wicker, President & CEO Linwick & Associates, and Career Mastered Visionary. "We're thrilled to work with two of the industry's best communications professionals. In alignment with the National Women’s History Month Project theme, Nevertheless, She Persisted, we will honor remarkable women who make a difference each and every day while inspiring future generations. Legendary Actress Denise Nicholas is the 2018 Career Mastered Living Legend."

For a complete listing of the Class of 2018, please visit https://careermastered.com/iconic-women/class-of-2018.

To attend the celebration in Detroit, seats may be reserved at www.careermasteredawards.com. In addition to Detroit, Career Mastered women will be honored in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 6, and New York City on March 24. Proceeds from this program directly support Excel Village, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide mentoring and scholarships for girls.

About the Career Mastered Leadership in Action Awards and "Career Mastered Magazine"

The Career Mastered Awards is the leading Women’s History Month Awards honoring today’s women leaders who take charge of their careers and their futures. The Award honors amazing women who have made a compelling mark on business and are exceptionally strong role models of what a woman can do. Established and presented in 2015 by Linwick & Associates, LLC. Career Mastered Awards celebrates and acknowledges the victories, challenges, and stories of the women who have helped to make our country what it is today. "Career Mastered Magazine" is the voice to advance today’s global career woman.

About Linwick & Associates, LLC:

Linwick & Associates, LLC is a global human resources consulting firm with offices in Metropolitan Detroit and Charlotte, NC. The mission of the company is to create organizational value through people. Its Founder, Dr. Lisa J. Wicker, is internationally recognized as a leader in human resources management with more than 30 years’ experience in organizational dynamics and change management across Fortune 500 Companies and Industries. She has been recognized by the Detroit News as one of the most successful women in "Detroit. Corp! Magazine" recognized her as top Diversity Leader in Michigan, "JET Magazine" recognized her trailblazing success, "Black Enterprise" recognized her as a leading Diversity Champion in America, "The Michigan Chronicle" dubbed her a Trailblazer and "UPTOWN Professional Magazine" named her one of America’s top executives.

Source: Linwick & Associates, LLC.

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