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The Women of Color Foundation, a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) foundation, has developed a new vehicle to further enhance our outreach and engagement of women and girls of all color across the state of Ohio and throughout the country. Our primary mission over the last decade has been to provide leadership development programs designed to expand and improve the leadership skills of women and girls of all colors and ages. The thousands of women who attend our events have expressed an interest in receiving more information from us and our faculty, outside of our current scheduled programming. The demand to learn more about trends and lifestyle; and career strategies, has come as an outgrowth of our highly successful events.

Irrespective of background or status of the readers, they always find something that relates to where they are in their life, career, and family, whether they are college students or retired women who are now looking for the entrepreneurial opportunity of their dreams. The age, race and social economic status of our contributors is reflective of the landscape of our target audience/potential readers. Our readers get information on career, business, and life strategies from women who look like them, talk like them, work like them, and live like them!



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Since 2015, the Annual Women of Achievement & Spotlight Awards celebrates the scholarship and research of women faculty and outstanding achievements by women campus staff and students. The prizes are partially funded through the Mather Spotlight Series Endowment, established in 1989 by the Mather Centennial Celebration Committee of the Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association.


The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and the Mather Spotlight Awards Selection Committee invite nominations of CWRU women faculty, staff, and students for the biennial Mather Spotlight Award, which recognizes the achievements of two women faculty, two women staff, one woman graduate or professional student, and one woman undergraduate student whose outstanding professional accomplishments, leadership, and service have had a significant positive impact on our university and campus community.

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2021 Notable Woman of the Year

Alexandria Johnson Boone

President & CEO, GAP Communications Group, Chairwoman & Founder, Women of Color Foundation, and Founder of C L Magazine


Alexandria Johnson Boone has been a long time supporter of the Mather Center and women at CWRU as a member of our Community Advisory Board and alumna. Alex is a wise leader with business acumen that is to be envied. One does not achieve her level of success without the expertise, savvy, power and influence to meet challenges and tough odds with strength, resilience and courage. 

Under her leadership GAP gained state and national recognition for its PR and other services and is now one of the most sought-after minority-owned special events and communications firms in the state. In 2020, Dominion selected the Women of Color Foundation as an awardee for their Black Women's Leadership Project: Developing Leaders, Building Communities. The program focuses specifically on Black women professionals and entrepreneurs to provide training and support to accelerate their rise to senior and executive level positions in their respective fields. Overall Alex and the Women of Color Foundation provide opportunities for individuals who identify as women of color to participate in leadership workshops, symposiums, conferences, and C-Suite mentoring activities to enhance their leadership skills to create a more inclusive culture of women in leadership.



To contact us or to subscribe to our newsletter and to receive a free digital copy of C L Magazine sent directly to your email, please complete the form below.

Alexandria Johnson Boone


Jennifer Coiley Dial

Chief Editorial Officer

Barbara Somrack

Creative Director

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C L Magazine

For Women of Color

4200 Warrensville Center Rd., Ste 353

Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128

PH: 866/962-3411

FAX: 440/815-2389

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