From the Publisher March/April 2021

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Women’s History Month. Given the theme

“Refusing To Be Silent” by the National Women’s History

Project, this month honors each woman who uses her voice to

make significant change in her community and profession—like

our 2021 Women on the Move honorees. In this issue of ONYX

Magazine, we celebrate the most impactful and influential Black

women in Florida; those who challenge the status quo and lead

the way for others.

Our Woman of the Year, Carolyn Fennell, is known for her

expertise in the field of communications. As the senior director

of Public Affairs and Community Relations at the Greater

Orlando Aviation Authority, Fennell serves as the primary

spokesperson for the airports, hosts international delegations

and brings communities together on many levels. She has

worked in many capacities throughout the nation and abroad

and sits on influential boards. Her ability to bring people together

is inspiring. Her story tells us what drives her to be successful.

This year’s honorees are among a group of firsts. Many women in

this issue are the first to lead in that role. There are also women

in excel in male-dominated environments. We are honored to

recognize them during Women’s History Month. In addition,

we acknowledge the accomplishment of Vice President Kamala

Harris and how the Black community stood behind her to usher

in the nation’s new administration. We encourage you to peruse

these pages and be inspired to share the stories with others. As

always, we are committed to bringing you stories and events that

entertain, inspire and inform. Thank you for your support.

Rich Black

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