2022 ABPW AWARD RECIPIENTS WERE
Recognized for the work she has done in the community and to bettering the livelihood of the Atlantans in need. Her nonprofit organization, Kandi Cares has been pivotal in fighting food insecurity in Atlanta by facilitating food drives to donate and provide holiday essentials to those in need.
The Atlanta Black Pride Weekend organization recognized Joseline Hernandez for demonstrating strong work ethic and creative, innovative thinking in the music and entertainment industries.
The Icon Award was given to Stasha Sanchez to honor her body of work as an artist and performer. She has made a profound influence over the LGBTQIA+ community.
Alvin Ailey Trailblazer Award
Jussie Smollett broke helped to break down barriers for African-American and LGBTQIA actors on mainstream TV with the popular show, "Empire". A singer and songwriter, Smollett continue to prove that he is a true creative trailblazer in the arts.
TV Personality and Executive Producer Natalie Nunn was presented the Pioneer Award. Nunn is a distinguished individual whose achievements in has contributed uniquely to major products or outcomes enhancing the entertainment and reality TV industries.