Images of a Red Carpet Affair With IMPACT in D.C.

During the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual conference, politicians, Capitol Hill staffers and entrepreneurs celebrated leadership at the fifth annual "PREVIEW: A Red Carpet Affair" on Sept. 16. Take a look at photos from The Root-sponsored event at the Ritz-Carlton in D.C., hosted by IMPACT.

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  • Leading IMPACT

    Leading IMPACT

    The IMPACT Leadership Team: Joe Briggs, Angela Rye (a panelist at The Root‘s Young, Fabulous and Female event), Semhar Araia (an honoree of 2009’s The Root 100), Adria Crutchfield, Ryan Scott and David Johns.

  • Strategic Leadership

    Strategic Leadership

    Nicole Venable of the Bockorny Group and Joel Dreyfuss, managing editor of The Root.

  • Wedged Between Two Doctors

    Wedged Between Two Doctors

    From left: Dr. Djinge Lindsay-Strickland, Edgar Burch of the NCAA and Dr. Kamillah Wood.

  • Impacting the Church

    Impacting the Church

    The Rev. Matthew Watley, executive minister for Reid Temple A.M.E. Church (2009 Winner of the IMPACT Leader of the Year Award), and Brittany Mabra.

  • Impacting Schools and Medicine

    Impacting Schools and Medicine

    Henry Stewart of the Campaign for High School Equity and Engel Burns of Sepracor Pharmaceuticals.

  • Impacting Industry and Politics

    Impacting Industry and Politics

    Lyndon K. Boozer, assistant vice president of AT&T; and Yelberton Watkins, chief of staff for House Majority Whip James Clyburn.

  • Standing Strong

    Standing Strong

    Mikael Moore, chief of staff to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), with Rasha Price.

  • Kentucky Impact

    Kentucky Impact

    Keidra King, staffer for Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.); and Bethany Williams, staffer for Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.).

  • Pose for the Camera

    Pose for the Camera

    Kandace Jones, Department of Education political appointee; Melanie Roussell, press secretary for HUD and one of the honored IMPACT Leaders; and Whitney Warrick.

  • In the Spirit of Leadership

    In the Spirit of Leadership

    Henry Stewart, Sophia Dillon, Shannon Burwell and John Burns of The Legal Correspondent.

  • Red-Carpet Ladies

    Red-Carpet Ladies

    From left: Jennifer Fisher, Laura Sherrod, Janelle Morris of Washington, D.C.’s Channel 50, Portia Hood, Mariko Bennet, Teria Rogers and Candice Jones.

  • Columbia, S.C.'s Black Impact

    Columbia, S.C.'s Black Impact

    From left: Lyndon K. Boozer; Yelberton Watkins; Columbia, S.C., Mayor Steve Benjamin, first black mayor of that city; and Darryl Campbell.

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