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Chicago, IL

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Angela Roseboro Named on List of “25 Influential Black Women in Business”


CHICAGO, January 30, 2013The Network Journal, one of the leading national business publications for African-American professionals, today announced that it has named Angela Roseboro, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle, to its prestigious list of “25 Influential Black Women in Business” for 2013.

Selected by an appointed panel of judges, Roseboro joins a list of senior-management executives, CEOs, board members and business owners from the corporate, non-profit (including academia and medicine) and government sectors. The full list of Influential Women is available on The Network Journal’s website. Roseboro and fellow honorees will be featured in the March "Women's" issue of the magazine and honored at the annual "25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Luncheon," held in March and attended by more than 600 business leaders.

As CDO, Roseboro champions JLL’s commitment to Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), which is considered an integral component to the firm’s overall values. With her proven track record of success spanning nearly two decades, Roseboro’s leadership and strategic approach to developing JLL’s comprehensive D&I program has moved the needle in supporting career growth for diverse talent through a combined approach of internal and external efforts and programs. In just two years, Roseboro has: overseen the development of four Employee Resource Groups supporting its diverse Latino, African-American, LGBT and female talent; executed the firm’s now-annual Women’s Summit; and designed and launched the Manager Diversity Scorecard, a visual metrics guide that helps manage and track human resources activity, thus holding managers accountable for supporting cultural diversity.

“This year’s honorees are a particularly special class, one that marks the 15th consecutive year that we have presented these awards,” stated Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, CEO and Publisher of The Network Journal. “We are proud of them, as we are proud of all of our past honorees, because they help our community to lift its head so much higher.”

Roseboro’s commitment to supporting the internal workforce is mirrored through the external relationships, partnerships and sponsorships she drives, which raises awareness for JLL and its talent while bridging connections between the firm and the professional, industry, civic and diverse communities in which it operates. These include Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW); National Association of Female Executives (NAFE);  The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC); focused partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, such as Florida A&M University, Howard University and Tuskegee University to drive recruitment; Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC); Catalyst; Human Rights Campaign; among many others.

Launched in March 1999, The Network Journal's 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards honors women whose professional achievements have significantly impacted an industry or profession, and who also have made an important contribution to their community.

For news and information featuring Jones Lang LaSalle’s D&I program and talent, please visit the firm’s new D&I website www.us.jll.com/diversity.

For more news, videos and research resources on Jones Lang LaSalle, please visit the firm’s U.S. Media Center web page.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
About The Network Journal
Founded in 1993, The Network Journal (TNJ) is an award-winning magazine published six times a year. It provides news and commentary on issues that affect the growth of business and the advancement of professionals in the workplace for an audience of predominantly African-American professionals, corporate executives and small-business owners. Engaging more than 88,000 readers per issue, The Network Journal is distributed nationwide, with a focus on the New York tri-state area, while its sister daily publication at tnj.com reaches a global audience. For more information call (212) 962-3791 or visit www.tnj.com.