Each year in different cities Soiree In The Cities Girls Night Out honors trailblazers who work behind the scenes of film, television, entertainment, technology, social justice and philanthropy. These women dedicate their time, blood, sweat and tears to their industries and we celebrate their journey today and everyday. Check out some of our past honorees. 

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Kelly D. Shapiro, Esq.

The Law Offices of Kelly D. Shapiro provides legal representation and business counseling to clients in the entertainment, tech, and startup industries. Attorney Shapiro represents world famous DJs, musicians, singer-songwriters, producers, stand-up comics, visual artists, celebrity chefs, television and film producers, reality TV stars, podcasters, production companies, fashion brands, publicists, non-profits, and entrepreneurs.

Qiana Aviels

Qiana Aviles is not only a fan of style and grace, she is also the founder and CEO of three businesses within the beauty space in New York City... and one of them is the buzz of the city's beauty scene.

Jamie Foster Brown

Sister Sister Magazine, NYC

K. Foxx TV/Radio Personality

Radio/TV Personality 100.3 WRNB @therealkfoxx

Dr. Tracee Walker Gilbert

Dr. Tracee Walker Gilbert is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at System Innovation, which is an 8a and woman owned business. System Innovation has provided engineering services to various clients in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD) and the Department of Navy Modeling and Simulation, the Department of the Air Force, and Idaho National Labs.

Dyana Williams

Dyana Williams, a native New Yorker, is a radio and music industry professional, journalist, community activist, artist development and media coach, and documentarian, as well as the founder of Influence Entertainment and co-founder of the Pennsylvania-based non-profit advocacy organization, the International Association of African American Music Foundation .

Ingrid Jean Baptiste

Our Founder has been recognized by her industry peers as a valuable advisor, positive thinker, advocate for artists from around the world for many years. She is someone “who gets it done, no matter what”! Learn how to acquire these precious skills and Make a Change in Your Career Today!

Tonya Moody

Vice President Medicare, Pennsylvania at AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Plans. To receive the Soiree Community Game Changer Award 2019

Jen Groover


Patty Jackson, Radio Host

She's a household name with a voice that's graced the airwaves in Philadelphia for nearly 40 years. Jackson will be stepping onto Patty Jackson Way after the ceremonial renaming of her neighborhood street at 23rd and Ellsworth.

Cheryl Walker- Robertson

Protocol Advisor, Philadephia/ NYC

Meg Grant

Director of Marketing Ameri-Health, PA

Dr. Kellyn Hodges

Dr. Hodges was born in Philadelphia, where she excelled academically and studied opera as a lyric soprano at the Philadelphia High School for Girls. Dr. Hodges then went on to Howard University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and valedictorian of the Chemistry department in 1988. Graduating summa cum laude, she earned her Doctorate in Dental Medicine and Masters Degree in Orthodontics at Temple University.

Chrissy Stanojev

Pharma Digital Marketing Consultant+ Data Analyst | Public Speaker | Business Owner, Philadelphia

Debra Ginyard

Celebrity Fashion Stylist, NYC

Amber Noble Garland

Author/ Talent Manager, Global

Jenice Armstrong

Journalist Philadelphia Daily News

Francoise Blanchette

Publicist, NYC

Eden Duncan-Smith

Actress, NYC

Syreta Oglesby

Media/PR NYC

Raven Williams

Young Gifted & Black

Denise James

Media Journalist, Philadelphia

Daniel P. Jeter

Named by the PHL Tribune Newspaper 1 of Philly's Most Influential African Americans under 40! Founder of @AOIEventsPR @WIMGlobal @YPSocialMeetup

Jae Rich

Blogger, Philadelphia

Shelley Leaphart Williams

Mental Health Trainer, Philadelphia

Kiarra Roseburgh

Young Gifted & Black Youngest Honoree