Call Her “Influential”

Paul Bass PhotoCall Karen DuBois-Walton “influential”—as in one of the country’s “25 influential black women in business.”

DuBois-Walton (pictured) will pick up that award Thursday at an annual ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in midtown Manhattan. The Network Journal gives out the awards.

“The women we are honoring this year are at the forefront of American leadership and symbolize the diversity and advancement that has occurred across industry lines,” the magazine’s publisher, Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, stated in a news release.

DuBois-Walton runs New Haven’s housing authority. She considered a run for mayor in 2013, then decided to stay with her current job instead..

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posted by: heightster70 on March 26, 2014  5:18pm

One word, NOT

posted by: tbialecki on March 26, 2014  6:42pm

Congratulations Karen! Incredible woman of faith, family and community. Thanks for all you do here in New Haven!

posted by: M Short on March 26, 2014  7:09pm

Well deserved and congratulations to Karen!

posted by: Semi Semi-Dikoko on March 26, 2014  10:30pm

Congratulations Karen and thanks for the leadership, the ‘story’ and all that you do. Succinctly and impactful.

posted by: Billy on March 26, 2014  11:24pm

How about influencing an improvement in the facilities at Housing Authority properties?  How about influencing the positive building of community power with Housing Authority neighborhoods?  How about influencing a positive trajectory in health and family financial outcomes among Housing Authority residents?

Those would deserve recognition.

posted by: alex on March 27, 2014  3:22am

Congratulations to a potential future Mayor of New Haven!

posted by: THREEFIFTHS on March 27, 2014  9:32am

Give me a break.She was part of the King john empire which wreck this city.The Network Journal is one of these Black Boule Magazines like ebony and jet.

posted by: newhaven55 on March 27, 2014  9:40am

It is an honor. However, when there is criticism regarding classification, racism, separatism, why is there still separation such as “black women” in these areas?

posted by: connecticutcontrarian on March 27, 2014  9:37pm

“Separatism” as newhaven55 terms it is usually born out of exclusion and omission. I’ve never heard anyone complain when the Knights of Columbus or Hadassah decides to honor someone. The fact remains that women and minorities are significantly underrepresented in the business world. Seems rather innocuous to recognize someone who’s beat the odds. But if we did that what would 3/5 have to complain about

posted by: THREEFIFTHS on March 27, 2014  10:54pm

posted by: connecticutcontrarian on March 27, 2014 9:37pm

Seems rather innocuous to recognize someone who’s beat the odds. But if we did that what would 3/5 have to complain about.

Look I complain about Condoleezza Rice who was bush’s puppet for years lying to the UN and to Americans.Some would say Condoleezza Rice beat the odds.