Mahogany Honors is an experience curated to uplift & empower Black women trailblazers, community leaders, cultural icons, unsung heroes, and more with celebrated honorees Pinky Cole Hayes, Egypt Sherrod, Tammy Franklin, Crystal Renee Hayslett, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, Alex Ebanks and more.

Hallmark Mahogany hosted its first-ever awards experience, Mahogany Honors. Mahogany Honors recognized 30 trailblazing Black women professionals who have positively impacted the lives of Black women and the Black community. The fireside chat featuring Alexis Kerr and Fantasia Barrino-Taylor emphasized the enduring importance of supporting, encouraging and uplifting Black women, both on a personal level and within the broader community. The conversation cultivated an atmosphere of warmth, authenticity and camaraderie, ultimately inspiring attendees to embrace openness, vulnerability and forge a deeper sense of connection with one another.

“Through Mahogany Honors, we were able to create a gathering place for Black women to connect, and celebrate their culture, sisterhood and community,” said Alexis Kerr, Vice President of Hallmark Mahogany. “The first-ever Mahogany Honors awards experience deepens our commitment to champion curated spaces that acknowledge and affirm the unique experiences and contributions of Black women.”

An extension of its commitment to creating spaces for the celebration and empowerment of Black women, Mahogany Honors was crafted with the intention of uplifting and celebrating Black women trailblazers, community leaders, cultural icons, unsung heroes, and more. The inaugural list of honorees spanning four categories featured Pinky Cole Hayes, Eva Marcille, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon, Malinda Williams, among others. Guests also had the opportunity to explore the woman-owned marketplace, featuring a variety of businesses and brands led by women.

McDonald’s joined Mahogany Honors as a presenting sponsor as part of its ongoing commitment to the African American Community. To learn more about Hallmark Mahogany, please visit and follow the brand on Instagram and Facebook (@hallmarkmahogany).

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