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.
Nicole Venable of the Bockorny Group and Joel Dreyfuss, managing editor of The Root.
From left: Dr. Djinge Lindsay-Strickland, Edgar Burch of the NCAA and Dr. Kamillah Wood.
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.
Henry Stewart of the Campaign for High School Equity and Engel Burns of Sepracor Pharmaceuticals.
Lyndon K. Boozer, assistant vice president of AT&T; and Yelberton Watkins, chief of staff for House Majority Whip James Clyburn.
Mikael Moore, chief of staff to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), with Rasha Price.
Keidra King, staffer for Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.); and Bethany Williams, staffer for Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.).
Kandace Jones, Department of Education political appointee; Melanie Roussell, press secretary for HUD and one of the honored IMPACT Leaders; and Whitney Warrick.
Henry Stewart, Sophia Dillon, Shannon Burwell and John Burns of The Legal Correspondent.
From left: Jennifer Fisher, Laura Sherrod, Janelle Morris of Washington, D.C.'s Channel 50, Portia Hood, Mariko Bennet, Teria Rogers and Candice Jones.
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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