20/20 Honor Roll: Gender Diversity in Maryland

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20/20 Honor Roll: Gender Diversity in Maryland

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm


Change the conversation about women leaders in Maryland.

Annually, Executive Alliance analyzes the representation of women at the highest levels at publicly-traded companies headquartered in Maryland through its Annual Census Report.  Our Honor Roll designation highlights publicly-traded companies headquartered in Maryland that employ women in at least 20% of their executive leadership roles AND have women in at least 20% of their board of director seats.

Held virtually July 15th from 11 am—12:30 pm, 20/20 Honor Roll will showcase the companies that are changing the conversation about professional women in Maryland and feature a round table discussion. Attendees will also receive our acclaimed annual Census Report.

Please join us to celebrate this year’s Honor Roll award recipients and learn from one another.

$25 for non-members; free for Executive Alliance members (use discount code EA2021 at checkout).

Panel discussion : “Post-COVID women in the workplace: what can be done for me, my company, for others?”

Violet AppleModerated by Violet Apple, CEO, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

A strong advocate for children, Violet M. Apple has been dedicated to the development and extension of services to girls for over 25 years. 

Violet become Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland in 2014. Since 2008, Violet served as Chief Membership Services Officer for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, headquartered in Boston, and Chief Operating Officer for Girls Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (headquarter in Harrisburg PA).

In addition, she has received the following awards: 2016 Daily Record Top 100 Women Award, SMART CEO 2015 Winner – Circle of Excellence, SMART CEO – 2015 Brava Award Winner, YWCA Racial Justice Award in 2007, Women Who Care Award in 2005 and she was awarded the Thanks Badge, the highest award given by Girl Scouts of the USA.

Detra Miller, M&T Bank

Detra Miller is an Administrative Vice President in M&T Bank’s Business Banking Division. She oversees the Minority and Women Owned Business Team. Detra’s team is newly formed in an effort to create and develop strategies to proactively support a diverse client base in the M&T footprint. She and her team are dedicated to creating a differentiated client experience for minority and female entrepreneurs.
Detra serves as the Secretary for the Foundation Board for The Arc North Chesapeake Region in addition to leading the Social Justice Committee for the agency. She is also a Steering Committee member of the Cherry Hill Initiative. She is the immediate past Treasurer for Morgan State University’s Foundation Board; a role she served in for 2 years. She also is a 2018 graduate of the Executive Alliance Effective Impact Mentoring Program; a program dedicated to the advancement of women in their professional careers.

Laura Narefsky, National Women’s Law CenterLaura Narefsky

As Counsel on the Education & Workplace Justice team, Laura works to improve job quality for women in low-paid jobs, including work to strengthen labor standards to protect pregnant workers and working people with caregiving responsibilities and to improve the quality of paid care jobs. 

Karen Wishart, Urban One

Karen Wishart is the Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer at Urban One, Inc. based in Washington D.C.. Together with its subsidiaries – Radio One, TV One, CLEO TV, Reach Media, iOne Digital, and One Solution – Urban One is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black and urban consumers in the US.  With a mission to boldly “Represent Black Culture,” it reaches 82% of Black America weekly.  
Ms. Wishart oversees Legal and Business Affairs, Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Creative Services, and Facilities.  Prior to that role, Karen held several leadership positions within media and entertainment organizations including Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at TV One. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from McMaster University, a Doctor of Law (JD) from University of Windsor, and an MBA from Goizueta Business School, Emory University.

Honor Roll Recipients

The Community Financial Corp.
Eagle Bancorp, Inc.
Federal Realty Investment Trust
First United Corporation
Glen Burnie Bancorp
GlycoMimetics, Inc.
Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Marriott International, Inc.
McCormick & Company, Inc.
Orgenesis, Inc.
Precigen, Inc.
RLJ Lodging Trust
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Under Armour, Inc.
United Therapeutics Corp.
Urban One, Inc.
W.R. Grace & Co.


July 15
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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