Alexandria Johnson Boone
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Some of her community involvements have included serving as a member of the Board at The Club at Key Center; The SHINE Foundation; The Urban League of Greater Cleveland; the Community Advisory Board of The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women; The Visiting Committees at the Weatherhead School of Management & the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at Case Western Reserve University; and the Board of Directors of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, all located in Cleveland, Ohio; and the Urquhart Memorial Foundation located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

Boone has also received several awards for her business and professional achievements and community service.

 

Her 2016 awards and recognitions include the following: 2016 Recipient of the “National ColorComm Circle Award” for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman of Color in the Communications Industry; 2016 Trailblazer of the Year by the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council at their Annual Regional Conference; 2016 Business Trailblazer of the Year by the Christian Business League; 2016 Recipient of the Greater Cleveland Community Service Award by the Gloria Pointer Foundation; and the 2015 recipient of the Elite Women Around the World’s, Women Who Changed the World Award.

 

In 2017, Alex was selected for inclusion in the Inaugural “Women WELDing the Way” 2018 Business Success Calendar by the Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD), Cleveland Chapter; and was included in a local PBS television mini-documentary, highlighting Cleveland Black professional women and their success in spite of facing racism during their careers.

 

During 2018, Boone was a featured presenter at the Northeast Ohio Women’s Leadership Conference; was featured in an article in the March issue of Cleveland’s Smart Business Magazine, highlighting her work with the Women of Color Foundation.  Additionally, the Women of Color Foundation was recognized as the “2018 Organization that Empowered Women” at the Smart Business Magazine Annual Women’s Awards Breakfast.

 

In 2019, Alex was tapped as a “Smart Women” guest columnist in the May 2019 Issue of Smart Business Magazine; was invited to attend the prestigious WELD Leadership Conference and Corporate Board Track Program in Columbus, Ohio; was a keynote speaker for the Bowling Green State University, Women in Leadership Conference, hosted by their College of Business; was a keynoter at the Cleveland WELD Diversity & Inclusion Workshop; selected to receive the first-ever, Cleveland Realtist Association’s Community Service Award; and was named a “Sheroe” by the MetroHealth System for her work on behalf of women and girls of color in Northeast Ohio.

MAJOR RECOGNITIONS, HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • 2019-Featured Keynoter at the Bowling Green State University, Annual Women in Leadership Conference, hosted by the College of Business

  • 2019- Featured Speaker at the Women for Economic Leadership Development (WELD), Diversity & Inclusion Workshop

  • 2019- Invited to participate in the prestigious WELD Leadership Conference and Corporate Board Track Program

  • 2019- Received the first-ever, Cleveland Realtist Association’s Women’s Community Service Award

  • 2019- Named a “Sheroe” by the MetroHealth System

  • 2018 - Featured in an article in the March issue of Cleveland’s Smart Business Magazine, highlighting her work with the Women of Color Foundation. 

  • 2018 – The Women of Color Foundation was recognized as the “2018 Organization that Empowered Women” at the Smart Business Magazine Annual Women’s Awards Breakfast

  • 2018-Selected as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the  preview event of the “Women WELDing the Way” 2019 Business Success Calendar by the Women for Economic Leadership Development, Cleveland Chapter

  • 2018-Selected as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church

  • 2018-Named to the Community Advisory Board of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, at Case Western Reserve University

  • 2017- Selected for inclusion in the Inaugural “Women WELDing the Way” 2018 Business Success Calendar by the Women for Economic Leadership Development, Cleveland Chapter

  • 2017- Included in a local PBS television mini-documentary, highlighting Cleveland Black professional women and their success in spite of facing racism during their careers

  • 2016-Selected as a member of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Delegation to Cuba by Odyssey Media Group

  • 2016-Named A Recipient of the National ColorComm Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman of Color in the Communications Industry

  • 2016-Named The Trailblazer of the Year by the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council at their Annual Regional Conference

  • 2016-Named the Business Trailblazer of the Year by the Christian Business League

  • 2016-Named Recipient of the Greater Cleveland Community Service Award by the Gloria Pointer Foundation

  • 2015-Named the first recipient of the Elite Women Around the World (EWAW) Woman Who Changed the World Award

  • 2015-Received the Community Service Award of the National Action Network in Cleveland

  • 2014-Unofficially named “Cleveland’s Marketing Maven” by The Real Deal Newspaper

  • 2013-Named Female Entrepreneur of the Year at the National Power Networking Conference in Dallas, TX

  • 2012- Received the Community Service Award from the Cleveland chapter of the National Eta Phi Beta Sorority

  • 2011-Received The Phenomenal Woman Award from SuccessNet, Inc.

  • 2009-Named Cleveland’s Power Networker of the Year, by Frasernet, Inc

  • 2008-Named one of Cleveland’s Most Powerful and Influential Citizens

  • 2007-2011, Selected for inclusion in The Who’s Who in Black Cleveland Publication

  • 2004- Dedication of the Alexandria Johnson Boone Computer Lab, at Marcus Garvey Academy

  • 2002-Founded the Marcus Garvey Academy Community School (the Academy closed in 2012)

  • 2001-Inducted into the Cleveland Public Schools Alumni Hall of Fame

  • 2000-Named Outstanding Communications Professional by the Cuyahoga County Branch of the National Council of Negro Women

  • 1999-Named Commissioner Emeritus, Ohio Women’s Policy & Research Commission

  • 1999-Selected Keynote Speaker for the Miami Arts Conference (Miami, Florida)

  • 1998-Named One of Cleveland’s Women of Power and Influence by Kaleidoscope Magazine

  • 1997-Named One of Northeast Ohio’s Most Influential Women by Crains’ Cleveland Business 

  • 1996-Attended the White House Conference on Women Business Enterprises hosted by Hillary Rodham Clinton

  • 1995-Served as a correspondent for the Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper at the NGO Conference on Women in Beijing, China

  • 1995-Named Woman of Distinction and awarded a Lifetime Membership by the Lake Erie Girl Scout Council

  • 1995-Selected by the Ohio Women’s Policy & Research Commission to represent Ohio at the NGOs 4th World Conference on Women held in Huairou, China, 35 miles northeast of Beijing

  • 1994-Named Black Professional of the Year, by the Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation

  • 1993-95 Chaired the Ohio Women’s Policy and Research Commission (elected by its members)

  • 1993-Named One of the Top Fifteen Minority Entrepreneurs of the Year by SuccessGuide

  • 1992-Appointed as Vice Chair, Liquor Control Commission of Ohio, by Governor George V. Voinovich

  • 1991-Appointed a member and vice chair, of the Ohio Women’s Policy and Research Commission, by Governor George V. Voinovich (sworn in April 11,1991)

  • 1991-Named to the Board of Directors, WOIO Television by Malrite Communications Group (the 1st African-American to serve in such a role in the State of Ohio)

  • 1990-Named Career Woman of Achievement by the YWCA of Cleveland

  • 1989-Selected as a member of the United States Friendship Exchange to the Soviet Union (USSR)

  • 1988-October 7, 1988 designated “Alexandria B. Boone Day” by Mayor George Voinovich

  • 1987-Selected for Leadership Cleveland, (a prestigious community leadership program)