Dallas Business Journal response to Dallas South post on 40 under Forty Awards

Here’s a message that I received from the Dallas Business Journal regarding yesterday’s post on their 40 under Forty Awards.

Dear Shawn,

We couldn’t agree with you more about the need to highlight talent in our community that’s often overlooked by the general media, and we’re glad that Dallas South is doing just that.

We share in your vision, and that’s why last year the Dallas Business Journal launched two programs – the Minority Business Leader Awards and the Women in Business Awards – both of which recognize outstanding achievements by entrepreneurs and corporate executives.

But our commitment to covering the diverse talent that makes up our business community would be disingenuous if it were limited to these award programs. It’s not: We want to cover news about successful and innovative business leaders — no matter their ethnicity or gender — daily online at dallasbusinessjournal.com, weekly in our Friday print edition — all year long. That’s why we’ve reached out to many minority and women organizations like the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, the African Chamber of Commerce, DFW Minority Business Council , Women’s Business Council-Southwest and others to build partnerships.

Thank you for highlighting this issue. We encourage your readers to make nominations in any of our awards programs by visiting

And we’re always looking for news-making entrepreneurs and executives to profile in Dallas Business Journal’s Enterprise Zone section in our weekly print edition. Our copy editor, Debbie Bolles, will be happy to provide the guidelines; just e-mail her at dbolles@bizjournals.com.

Thanks for helping to spread the word!

Christine Perez
Assistant Managing Editor (and project editor of the 40 Under Forty special publication)
Dallas Business Journal

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