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 Catalogs. “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: www.patriarchpartners.com. 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 www.diversitywoman.com 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 www.diversitywoman.com. Contact: Patriarch Partners Richard White, 212-825-6836 Richard.White@patriarchpartners.com
Lynn Tilton named 2012 Diversity Woman Magazine’s Mosaic Woman Legend
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