Lynn Tilton named 2012 Diversity Woman Magazine’s Mosaic Woman Legend

  Lynn Tilton named 2012 Diversity Woman Magazine’s Mosaic Woman Legend

 Owner of the Largest Woman-Owned Business in U.S. Receives Prestigious Award

Business Wire

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- December 18, 2012

Diversity Woman Magazine, at its National Diversity Woman Business Leadership
Conference today awarded Lynn Tilton, Founder and CEO of Patriarch Partners,
LLC, the Mosaic Woman Legend Award. According to Shelia Robinson, Founder and
Publisher of Diversity Woman Magazine, the Mosaic Woman Legend Award
recognizes the woman whose many stellar accomplishments, inspiration and
brilliance have impacted the lives and careers of women of all races,
cultures, and backgrounds. “We could not imagine a more deserving or
inspirational leader than Lynn Tilton who has dedicated her career to saving
over 150 American companies and more than 250,000 jobs in the process,” said
Ms. Robinson.

The Mosaic Woman Legend Award has previously been presented to poet Maya
Angelou, and Music Producer, Tena Clarke, and today adds to its roster a true
legend in the world of business. As one of the rare women who climbed the
canyons of Wall Street to found her own investment company, and who has owned
more than 150 companies in the last 12 years, Lynn Tilton is a true
inspiration to women all across America. Today, Tilton owns the largest
woman-owned business in America with 75 companies in her platform ranging from
MD Helicopters and Rand McNally to Stila Cosmetics and Spiegel/Newport News

“I am indelibly touched to receive this prestigious award and highly honored
and humbled to be in the hallowed company of Maya Angelou and Tena Clarke, who
have also shared in this award,” said Tilton. “I want to salute Diversity
Woman Magazine for their mission to help enhance opportunity for women across
America, inspiring confidence and belief in themselves, more successful
careers, and ultimately more fulfilling lives.”

About Patriarch Partners:

Patriarch Partners, LLC, is an investment firm and holding company managing 75
companies with annual revenues in excess of $8 billion. Founded by Wall Street
veteran Lynn Tilton in 2000, Patriarch is dedicated to saving American
manufacturing jobs by saving American companies that have fallen from economic
favor. Since inception, the Patriarch family of funds have bought more than
150 companies, and in so doing have saved over 250,000 jobs. Patriarch’s
platform includes a broad range of industrial concerns including Dura
Automotive, Oasis Water and American LaFrance, in addition to iconic American
brands such as Rand McNally, MD Helicopters, Stila Cosmetics and Spiegel
Catalogs. Under Ms. Tilton's leadership, Patriarch has become the largest
woman-owned business in America with companies in its platform providing
employment to more than 120,000 persons. For more information, please visit:

About 2012 Diversity Woman Leadership Conference

The two-day conference featured sessions with topics such as “Take Control of
Your Success,” “The 10 Lenses: Keys to Unlocking Hidden Bias Toward Women,”
“Unlocking Your Potential,” and “Men at Work: What They are Thinking, Saying
and Doing.” Among the accomplished women leaders who spoke at the conference
are Lynn Tilton, Founder and CEO of Patriarch Partners, LLC, Johnnetta B.
Cole, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Smithsonian African American Museum;
Rohini Anand, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer,
Sodexo; Carla Harris, author and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; Paula
Madison, retired NBC Universal executive, now President of the Los Angeles
Sparks; and Emma Sabin, Vice President, Advisory Services, Partnerships,
Catalyst. For more information visit

ABOUT Diversity Woman Magazine

Diversity Woman is a national magazine with a readership of over 100,000 women
of all races, cultures and backgrounds. Our mission is to provide leadership
and executive development to support a diverse population of women in
achieving their career and business goals through solution-based editorial,
web site products and services, special events and conferences. Visit


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