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.

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Strategic Leadership

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

Wedged Between Two Doctors

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

Impacting the Church

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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

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

Impacting Industry and Politics

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

Standing Strong

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

Kentucky Impact

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

Pose for the Camera

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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

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

Red-Carpet Ladies

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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

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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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