2017 AWARD WINNERS
This Award Highlight the Accomplishments of Emerging Women Leaders in the Workplace
SENIOR MARKETING MANAGER, PFIZER
Megan Montgomery is currently a Senior Marketing Manager at Pfizer (www.pfizer.com), one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies. Her career path includes more than a decade of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry with roles of increasing responsibility, including sales and sales management, being recognized with performance awards at each level.
In addition to these roles, Megan has had an impact on the healthcare industry by helping create a more diverse and inclusive environment. Within her organization, she co-founded a colleague resource group (CRG) to support advancement of women, which grew to become one of the largest CRGs at Pfizer with 1,500+ members. Externally, she was the youngest Chapter President of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, leading 1,600+ members in the NYC Metro area. During her tenure as President, the chapter received the highest award given, the Chapter Excellence Award.
Megan is a published author with career development articles published in StemJobs magazine, distributed to schools across the country and is currently writing for Wit + Grace magazine (www.witandgracemag.com.)
Megan graduated magna cum laude from Grove City College and currently resides in Brooklyn. In her spare time, Megan enjoys volunteering, spending time in different cultures, and travel photography and has travelled to 25 countries.
Follow her adventures on Instagram @shegoingplaces.
LASHAWN M PAUL
LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER & OWNER, SOCIAL WORK DIVA
Lashawn M. Paul, LCSW-R is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and owner of Social Work Diva, an online provider of therapy for women that helps them tap into their inner excellence and live the life of their dreams. In addition to therapy, her practice also provides supervision for clinicians and consulting to mental health startups and local politicians.
La Shawn is a firm believer that self-care is essential to wholistic wellness and motivates her clients to practice self-care routinely to achieve work-life balance. La Shawn's work in mental health has landed her on the HuffPost's list of "10 Black Female Therapists to Know" and has been featured on various media outlets including Buzzfeed, Fox5, Hot97, and USA Today to name a few.
She was awarded a Proclamation by the NYS Assembly for her work to end mental health stigma and volunteer contribution to bring awareness to Diabetes prevention. La Shawn graduated Magna Cum Laude from Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY) with a B.A. in Social Work and Political Science in 2007. The following year, she graduated with her M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University. To find out more about La Shawn and Social Work Diva, visit SocialWorkDiva.com
FASHION DESIGNER | STYLE EDITOR FOR A'KEEN BRAND, LLC
Following a proposal from her now husband and partner Du’Bois A’Keen, Camry A'Keen joined him in New York hopeful for a career in the fashion world she had only dreamed about. It did not take long for A’Keen to land opportunities to work with brands/companies such as: Vanidades
Magazine, American Eagle Outfitters, Free To Be Chic Jewelry, En-Vie Magazine, Traphic Magazine and Shea Moisture while establishing lifestyle creative consulting agency A’KEEN BRAND, LLC under the montra of “THINK. BE. LIVE.”
While the A’KEEN BRAND is like a tree with many branches, the agency has started to build momentum behind A'Keen's blog platform ” ‘Keen Thinking “, featuring contributors across the globe that share content around the motto of “Think it. Be it. Live it.” She is also the cofounder & coleader of the rapidly growing creative movement and community “T3” – short for “The
Tuesday Thing” where each week, T3 brings young creatives & entrepreneurs in NYC together to “build a net that works”, by cultivating a culture of honor and service through dialogue, relationship building, collaborations and encouragement.
A'Keen has much to look forward to as she prepares her capsule fashion line, VONYAE' COLLECTION and receives this years' True Beauty Conference's 2017 WOMAN TO WATCH award!