AACCNJ announces honorees for 2024 ‘Women Who Empower’ awards luncheon

The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey on Thursday announced Denise Anderson, founder & CEO, Denise Anderson & Associates LLC; Samantha DeAlmeida Roman, president, Associated Builders & Contractors, New Jersey Chapter; and Waltasia Mansano, manager, PSE&G Clean Energy Jobs Program, as honorees for its 2024 “Women Who Empower” Awards Luncheon.

Jacqueline King, founder & CEO, Black Women Empowered, will serve as the keynote speaker.

The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 9 at the Crowne Plaza Princeton – Conference Center, Plainsboro.

“At our May 9 Women Who Empower Awards Luncheon, we will leverage our network to present to some, and introduce to others, our 2024 honorees; a group of talented and successful women that contribute to the greatness of New Jersey and the nation, every day,” John Harmon Sr., founder, CEO and president, AACCNJ, said.

“I am profoundly honored to be recognized as a woman who empowers. As a member of this resilient and inspiring community, I am committed to lifting voices, breaking barriers and fostering women’s empowerment. Together, we can achieve extraordinary things and create a brighter, more inclusive future for future generations,” Anderson said.

“As an organization president who regularly partners with the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, I am thrilled to be recognized as a 2024 ‘Women Who Empower’ honoree. Together, ABC-NJ and AACNJ have been working to break down barriers and ensure women and minorities have more opportunities as entrepreneurs and business leaders in New Jersey’s construction industry. Thank you so much for this special honor and the work you do every day to challenge ‘politics as usual’ in Trenton,” DeAlmeida Roman said.

“Thank you to the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey for this esteemed recognition as one of the ‘2024 Women Who Empower’ honorees. It is a testament to our collective efforts in championing diversity & inclusion in New Jersey. Working hand in hand with the chamber, we have made significant strides in supporting small businesses and underrepresented communities. This award reaffirms our commitment to driving positive change and creating a more equitable future for all. I’m deeply grateful for this honor and our ongoing partnership,” Mansano said.

Sponsors for the 2024 Awards Luncheon include ABC-NJ, South Jersey Industries and Atlantic City Electric.