Germaine Smith-Baugh Empowers as CEO of Urban League of Broward County

Germaine Smith-Baugh Empowers as CEO of Urban League of Broward County

Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh continues to be a beacon of the Broward County community. As CEO of Urban League of Broward County, Dr. Smith-Baugh has helped to improve social issues and led a $9 million capital campaign to construct the Community Empowerment Center.

On April 25, Dr. Smith-Baugh will be honored by JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus at the 2018 African-American Achievers event in South Florida.

When did you discover that you were being honored as a 2018 African-American Achiever?

I have known about the African-American Achiever event for the entire time I have worked at the Urban League and attended dozens of the ceremonies. Needless to say, I was elated when I received the official call from Ms. Kim Bentley indicating that not only had I been nominated (because that has happened many times before), but this year, I was selected a recipient this year. 

Why is it important for women of color to lead or work in leadership roles?

Women in leadership is an imperative. Women of color bring a different perspective to the leadership roles they play based on their cultural heritage and experiences.  I know that I have different experiences that impact my leadership and there are times when those create opportunities and even barriers to access. The resiliency of women of color have always rung through and will always be a unique attribute of how we lead others and gather those around us to move to the next levels in their leadership. 

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