Eboné M. Carrington, chief executive officer of NYC Health and Hospitals in Harlem, will be awarded as one of the Influential Black Women in Business of 2019 Friday, March 22, at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. The event is being hosted by The Network Journal magazine founded by Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, who believed there was a need for a print and online magazine for Black entrepreneurs. Since 1993, TNJ has been a great source of networking and providing valid information on corporations and non-for-profit sectors. TNJ hosts two honoree events: the 25 Influential Black Women in Business luncheon which occurs in March and the 40 Under Forty Achievement Awards dinner in June. This year will mark the 21st annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards luncheon.
This Women’s History Month, Carrington is being recognized for becoming the youngest CEO of Harlem Hospital at the age of 36. Currently she manages more than 2,000 employees and advocates for people having health insurance and informing them about health care services. Carrington holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management at Stony Brook University and a Master of Public Administration in Management and Policy at New York University. “When I first started college, I wanted to study finance. But toward the end of my undergrad years, I started working for Gap corporate,” Carrington said. “I was planning to continue working in the fashion industry, but my father wasn’t too happy about that decision. He encouraged me to do an internship in the finance department of the hospital’s physicians affiliate. And since then I have been working at the hospital.” Both of her parents held positions in the health care field; her mother is an administrator for the NYS Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children and her father was an oral surgeon. Along with being a TNJ 40 Under Forty honoree, Carrington received an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. She also has experience as working in administration for Interfaith Medical Center and at Columbia University Affiliation at Harlem Hospital Center.
As well as being honored at the snazzy luncheon, the select group of women are being profiled in the spring 2019 issue of the magazine.
“The women we honor in the 21st year of the awards span occupations, industries and expertise, and they share the same traits when it comes to their career and community service: passion, drive and focus,” said TNJ Publisher and CEO Adetimirin. “We salute them for achieving significant levels of success in their businesses and professional careers, and for their myriad contributions to their community.”
The program includes a networking reception, lunch and awards presentation, with multiEmmy award-winning journalist Brenda Blackmon, who will serve as mistress of ceremonies. The annual event attracts a “Who’s Who” of business executives and decision makers from various industries.
Aziz concluded, “This is an event to celebrate women and their accomplishments. We have to make sure they are recognized to know that what they do in their communities is appreciated as well as encouraging the younger generation to become accomplished.”