When I received an invitation from the Hon. Jean Augustine to attend an information session on this project, my curiosity was stirred. After listening to the presentation and the pros and cons from those in attendance, it was clear this publication was necessary and very timely. For me, it is a gift to meet and work with a team of dedicated women who answered the call to enlighten and leave a legacy for future generations. It is an eye opener to learn of these accomplished Black Women, and I am grateful for the opportunity to play a role in coordinating the celebration gala.