$1,000 Special Recognition was Awarded to Four Oklahoma City-based Minority Business Enterprises, or MBEs.
2020 OKC Minority Enterprise Development Charismatic Leader Award presented to:
Paige Mitchell | Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, and Small Business Coach
Paige Mitchell leads a life dedicated to uplifting and empowering others to embrace their dreams and step into their calling. Her desire to help others reach their goals inspired her to create a business consulting firm called Mom Boss Nation.
2020 OKC Minority Enterprise Development Selfless Leader Award presented to:
Bruce Waight Sr. | Founder, Visionary, Hair Industry Pioneer
Bruce Waight Sr. is a father, business owner, community advocate, and hair industry visionary from San Antonio, TX - now residing in Oklahoma City for the past 20 years.
2020 OKC Minority Enterprise Development Distinguished Leader Award presented to:
Dr. Jihan | Board Certified Pediatrician
Dr. Noor Jihan Abdul-Haqq is a board certified pediatrician from Oklahoma City, OK. She's a proud graduate of OSSM and later graduated with honors from Spelman College with a degree in Biochemistry.
2020 OKC Minority Enterprise Development Apostolic Leader Award presented to:
Courtney Strickland | Author, Editor and CEO of Belle Publishing LLC
Courtney Strickland is an Oklahoma-born business owner, poet, author, and entrepreneur; raised in Longview, Texas. A force to be reckoned with, Courtney and her coauthor are joint owners of Belle Books Boutique & More located on the heart of the Eastside in Oklahoma City, providing Saturday Story Time for school-age children.