T here was quite a bit of ‘HAT-ti-tude' on display at the sixth annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin Charlotte hotel recently. Poet Angelou, who recently turned 80, was honored with a lifetime achievement award. Other honorees included Carol Lilly, founder and president of Lil Associates II; Barbara McKay, Charlotte media personality; Vanessa Mitchell, founder of Ladies Leaving a Legacy Luncheon; and Beatrice Thompson, Charlotte media personality and public affairs editor at WBAV-FM (“V” 101.9). A highlight of the event, which raises money for the United Negro College Fund, is the hat contest. staff reports
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