May 6th from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Hilton Omaha
We will be honoring Carmen Tapio as Honorary Chair for the impact she has made in North Omaha and her work as a business leader in the community. Meridith Dillon will be honored as our Power Woman of the Year for her work as an affordable housing advocate.
The Women’s Power Luncheon is an opportunity for Habitat Omaha to celebrate its mission with business and community leaders and thank people for their contributions of time and resources. Funds raised at the event support Habitat’s mission and provide funding for the construction of Habitat Omaha’s Women Build House. Since 1997, Habitat’s Women Build has provided the opportunity for thousands of local women to join together to help construct and renovate homes with local families.
Honorary Chair: Carmen Tapio
Carmen Tapio is the CEO of North End Teleservices, LLC. In both 2020 and 2021, North End Teleservices was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately-owned companies in the U.S., currently ranking No. 754. The organization is the largest African American woman-owned business in Nebraska.
Carmen serves on multiple boards: She is incoming chair of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, ESG Committee Chair for Werner Enterprises Board of Directors and Board President of SPARK CDI. She also serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Peter Kiewit Foundation and was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Omaha Branch Board in 2021. Carmen is a 100 Black Women Legacy Award Honoree, WCA Tribute to Women Honoree and recipient of the 2020 Urban League of Nebraska African American Leadership Award for Business. She was named to the 2021 Forbes Next 1000 list of inspiring entrepreneurs and was honored as a 2021 Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Women magazine. She is the founder of Nebraska Black Women United, and the recipient of the 2021 ICAN Leadership Award. Carmen remains a coach and mentor to many individuals, organizations and businesses.
Power Woman of the Year: Meridith Dillon
Meridith Dillon is the Executive Director of Front Porch Investments. Meridith promotes community development through public policy, advocacy and community engagement. Prior to leading Front Porch Investments, Meridith served as a Program Associate in Community Development Initiatives at The Sherwood Foundation, where she focused on affordable housing, transit and neighborhood development. She has worked towards addressing equitable access to opportunity and completed the first Regional Assessment of Fair Housing for the Omaha-Council Bluffs municipal area, as well as helped to implement the Housing Affordability assessment released in Spring of 2021 for the Greater Omaha Metropolitan Area.
Power Partner: Maranda Adams
Maranda Adams is a co-founder of Blair Freeman, a 100% woman-owned construction and real estate services company. Blair Freeman is focused on rebuilding communities and real estate preservation in blighted and sub-standard areas. Maranda currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Rose Theater, Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership (ENCAP), Abide and the Advisory Council for Habitat Omaha. Maranda is married to her college sweetheart Titus, and they have five children – Titus II, Traeson, Tucker, Marlee and Tobias.
If you wish to purchase a ticket or table to the Women’s Power Luncheon, please contact Olivia Reed at (402) 884-6867 or email@example.com.