Both Joy Sato, director of special events for the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and Dr. Marcia M. Sturdivant, president and chief executive officer of the Negro Educational Emergency Drive, agree that this is the time for Black women.
“This year, in 2019 women have emerged, we have come together. But the thing that is so beautiful about us is that African American women have emerged with a presence. We have always been there, we have always been strong, we have always been the doers, but we are so beautiful that our very presence, our very beauty has become iconic and opened doors for us at every level,” Sato said during her remarks after accepting the Style Icon of the Year award during the 2019 Onyx Woman Leadership Awards Reception, May 4, at the Mt. Ararat Community Center in East Liberty.
Source: New Pittsburgh Courier