Members in the News

A Conversation on Race and Leadership in the 21st Century

July 2020

The last few weeks have underscored the critical importance of untold stories from the lives of Black American women. On July 16th, IWF-DC sisters met in a safe space via Zoom to share real stories with the goal of providing insights and deeper understanding in order to build stronger, more authentic ties with one another and strengthen their ability to lead in the 21st Century. Click here to view the recorded Zoom session.


  • Andrea Roane, retired Anchor & Medical Reporter, WUSA9: Andrea has been the recipient of many local and national awards for excellence in journalism during her 37-year career at WUSA9, including multiple EMMY and Gracie Awards and the 2015 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Board of Governors Award. 


  • Lorna Gross, President & Principal Designer, Lorna Gross Interior Design: Lorna's firm executes projects spanning North America and London. As owner of Lorna Gross Interior Design, she is licensed and has won numerous awards for her exceptional design, including the prestigious Designer of Distinction Award from the American Society of Interior Designers.
  • Kim Keenan, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Odyssey Media: Kim is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of an international media and marketing company that connects influential multicultural women to business programs and high-impact networking events. Formerly, Kim served as General Counsel and Secretary of the NAACP.
  • Patricia Rosier, Esq., President/Owner of PAM Enterprises Realty: Patricia is the President/owner of a multimillion-dollar real estate brokerage firm serving the DC metropolitan area. She is also a Past President of the National Bar Association, the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges.