Crain’s New York Business, the premier publication covering New York City’s business community, has unveiled its Notable Black Leaders and Executives list for 2021. The list highlights Black businessmen and women working within the New York City metropolitan area who have impacted and helped the city in significant ways through their professional, civic and philanthropic work, according to a news release. This year’s list includes Leslie Fields-Cruz, executive director of Black Public Media (BPM), and PR powerhouse Cheryl L. Duncan, the founder and CEO of Cheryl Duncan and Company Inc.
Leslie Fields-Cruz has worked at the nexus of media and diversity for decades. She is the head of BPM, a Harlem-based nonprofit dedicated to developing, funding and producing content by and about people throughout the African diaspora.
Cheryl Duncan was selected for the Notable Black Leaders and Executives list for her positive impact on New York City and her work over the years in ensuring — through multifaceted, dedicated and creative public relations work — that #BlackStoriesMatter. The current tribute comes on the heels of her being designated as one of Observer’s PR Power 50 in December. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.