Date: Sep 22, 2020Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

VIRTUAL – A Blessing: Women of Color Teaming Up to Lead, Empower and Thrive – A Conversation with Co-authors Bonita C. Stewart and Jacqueline Adams

Tue, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)
General PublicCareer & Leadership


A Blessing presents a fresh, bold analysis of African American female leadership. An unapologetic look at our often-overlooked role in America’s social, political, psychological and economic history, it is armed with data that should be empowering for today’s “unicorns.”

The book offers a “playbook” to help Black unicorns “team up” and find innovative ways to support one another as they climb, what research shows, are lonely, stressful, jagged yet ultimately rewarding ladders of opportunity.

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Bonita C. Stewart (MBA '83)

Vice President, Global Partnerships, Google

Bonita C. Stewart joined Google in 2006 and her career spans three decades leading multi-billion dollar operations, accelerating digital technology adoption and driving business transformation for major corporations in the IT, automotive and technology fields. Currently as VP, Global Partnerships, she oversees the largest US publishers across Media/Entertainment, News/Publishing, Mobile apps, Search and Commerce.

Widely hailed for her astute leadership, in 2014 Crain’s named her a Woman to Watch in Tech. Ms. Stewart also pioneered the concept for Howard West, a computer science immersion program for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), powered by Google. Ms. Stewart serves on the Board of Directors for Deckers [NYSE:DECK], Pluralsight [NASDAQ:PS] and the New York Women’s Forum. Stewart received her BA with honors from Howard University and MBA from Harvard Business School. She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Kevin Stewart (HBS 1979).


Jacqueline Adams (MBA '78)

Co-author of "A Blessing: Women of Color Teaming Up to Lead, Empower and Thrive"

Jacqueline Adams launched a second career as a communications strategist after more than two decades as an Emmy Award winning CBS News correspondent. Ms. Adams covered the groundbreaking campaigns of Jesse Jackson for President and Geraldine Ferraro for Vice President before spending five years as a White House correspondent during the Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations. In the 1990s, she was a prolific contributor to the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and CBS News Sunday Morning. She won a News and Documentary Emmy Award for the 48 Hours broadcast, “The Search for Matthew.”

Adams, a graduate of Harvard Business School, serves on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Business School Club of New York and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. A music aficionado, she is studying the classical composers at the Juilliard School of Music’s Evening Division.


Zuhairah Scott Washington

SVP and GM of Global Strategic Partners at Expedia Group

Zuhairah Scott Washington has 15+ years of experience in hyper scalability across complex B2B and B2C environments, navigating digital transformation and business model disruption in consumer retail, fintech, transportation, logistics, hospitality/travel, real estate and e-commerce marketplace businesses.

Zuhairah is an Investment Committee Chair, highly qualified to advise CEOs and boards on scaling high-growth marketplace businesses through digital transformation and disruptive technologies. She is also a valuable addition to venture-backed, pre-IPO tech startup boards seeking to unlock hyper-growth through customer acquisition and engagement while also maintaining a healthy, high performing culture.

As SVP & GM of Global Strategic Partners across all Brands at Expedia Group, Zuhairah leads a global team of 250+ and is accountable for $4B in lodging revenue, recently growing revenue by +12% YoY through data-driven deal structuring. She is passionate about discovering win/win, strategic unlocks that grow the pie and cement her role as a trusted advisor, asking the right questions.

Zuhairah earned a JD/MBA from Harvard University in 2005 and a BA magna cum laude from UCLA.

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Date: Sep 22, 2020Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)1460 Broadway
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Jacqueline Adams, Lockie Andrews, Ashley Beal, Michael Beal, Von Chaney, Carlo Colesanti, Margaret Downs, Rosalyn Emerson, Roz Emerson, Roz Emerson, Elizabeth Fairfax Brown, Wanda Felton, Mary Flannery, Gayla Germain, Antoinette Govan, Daniel Kaplan, Fadzai Makanda, Rufaro Makanda, Christine Miller, Barrie Moskowitz, Christine Murnane, Karen Page, Margaret Pederson, Priya Ratnam, Ava Seave, Donald Seitz, Bonita C. Stewart, Kevin Stewart, Ramondy Thermidor, Jessica Ziegler, Ava Zydor


Bonita C. Stewart (MBA '83) & Jacqueline Adams (MBA '78)

Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)

1460 Broadway, New York, NY, 10036