Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Cafe Mocha Radio and Toyota To Honor Women



Café Mocha, the #1 nationally-syndicated radio show for women of color, will continue its 2016 Salute Her series: Beauty of Diversity Awards presented by Toyota this summer and fall, and will make stops in Washington D.C., New York, and Chicago. 

Café Mocha launched the annual Salute Her Awards series in 2011 to recognize dynamic Black and Latino women who have made contributions to their communities, and have successfully broken down barriers with their businesses. 

The 2016 Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity Awards series kicked off this year in Atlanta, and honored actress Kim Fields, music executive Shanti Das and blogger/philanthropist Jasmine Crowe, among others.

Toyota, committed to green living and bettering the environment, will present a special Café Mocha Salute Her Award to outstanding women at the remaining stops on the tour who exemplify the goal of the company's sustainability campaign, the Toyota Green Initiative. The initiative promotes sustainability awareness and education in African-American communities across the country. The first to receive the Toyota Green Initiative award will be Washington, D.C. businesswoman Jerri Evans, founder of Turning Natural, a juice bar created to help people live holistic, healthy lives. 

Partnering with Café Mocha Radio provides a unique opportunity for the Toyota Green Initiative to expand the reach of its message to women across the nation who can become sustainability champions in their own communities and homes.

"From the DIY sister to the hybrid cruising fashionista, Toyota salutes every woman who is making smart choices not only for herself, but also for the environment," said Alva Adams-Mason, Director of African American Business Strategy, Toyota USA.

"I am pleased to have Toyota and its sustainability campaign, Toyota Green Initiative, join Café Mocha as we educate and engage women on the importance of sustainable living," says executive producer Sheila Eldridge. "Sustainable living is a topic rarely touched on in our communities, yet it is important that we as a community begin to have conversations about ways to protect our Earth and ensure future generations have the resources needed to live healthy lives."

Past honorees for Salute Her include talk show host Wendy Williams, activist Sybrina Fulton, R&B star Angie Stone, model/reality TV star Cynthia Bailey, media veteran Jamie Foster Brown, soul superstar Syleena Johnson, cultural arts pioneer Vy Higginsen, actress/humanitarian Sheryl Lee Ralph, civil rights activist Dr. Bernice King, actress/producer Terri J. Vaughn, and CNN anchors Michaela Pereira and Fredricka Whitfield, among others.  Most recently the Salute Her Awards were featured on a recent episode of the BET reality series, "It's a Mann's World" with honoree gospel music megastar Tamela Mann and her husband, comedian David Mann.


Affectionately known as 'radio from a woman's perspective" Café Mocha reaches 1.2 million listeners in nearly 30 markets, including cities like New York (WBLS-107.5 FM); Washington, DC (WHUR-96.3 FM); Chicago (WSRB-106.3 FM); and Atlanta (WAMJ-107.5 FM); to name a few. Café Mocha Radio can also be heard on SiriusXM's HUR Voices Channel 141.


ABOUT TOYOTA

Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we've built more than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 42,000 people (more than 33,000 in the U.S.). In 2014, our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks (more than 2.35 million in the U.S.) - and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.    Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety, and the environment.  As part of this commitment, we share the company's extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com

ABOUT CAFE MOCHA™ RADIO SHOW

Known as 'radio from a woman's perspective' Café Mocha is built on the concept of women helping other women to grow through shared experiences and information. Syndicated by Westwood One in more than 30 markets and on SiriusXM channel 141, the show airs weekends with comedienne and host of TV's "The Real," Loni Love; broadcast veteran, Angelique Perrin; and its newest addition, female rap icon YoYo. The two-hour girlfriend's guide to radio features the latest in urban music, compelling hot topics and advice from an unabashedly women's perspective.  Café Mocha also includes exclusive interviews with top recording artists, celebrities, politicians and those making headlines. To learn more about the show, visit www.cafemocharadio.com.

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