Siemens Foundation President Honored at

The Network Journal’s 14th Annual Awards

Jeniffer Harper Taylor Award

Jeniffer Harper-Taylor, 2nd row second from the Left, with TNJ'S Class of 2012

NEW YORK, NY, March 29, 2012— Jeniffer Harper-Taylor, president of the Siemens Foundation, has been named  one of the year’s “25 Influential Black Women in Business” by The Network Journal (TNJ), an award-winning business magazine with an audience of predominantly African-American professionals, corporate executives and business owners.  The annual awards honor women whose professional achievements have significantly impacted an industry or profession, and who also have made an important contribution to their community.  Honorees are profiled in a special March issue of the magazine.  They are also celebrated during Women’s History Month at the magazine’s 14th Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Luncheon, which took place on March 22 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

“The women we are honoring this year are in the forefront of American leadership and symbolize the diversity and advancement that has occurred across industry lines,” said TNJ Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin.  “We salute them for achieving significant levels of success in their businesses and professional careers and for their contributions to their community.”

During more than a decade of service at the Siemens Foundation, Ms. Harper-Taylor has impacted students, teachers and schools on a national scale, introducing tens of thousands of young people to opportunities in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM).  Today she oversees an annual investment of more than $7 million in innovative education programs that support, recognize and encourage the scientists and engineers of tomorrow.  

Among this year’s other honorees are Julia M. Brown, CPO & SVP, Global Procurement Kraft Foods, Inc.; Patricia A. David, Managing Director, Global Head of Diversity, JP Morgan Chase; Rose Stuckey Kirk, President, Verizon Foundation, Verizon Communications; and Kim Seymour, VP, Executive Talent Management, American Express Co.  For more information and a full list of this year’s “25 Influential Black Women in Business,” visit

The Network Journal

Founded in 1993, The Network Journal a premier monthly magazine except combined issues in July/August and December/January which plays a major role in sharing information and resources that informs and educates professionals, corporate executives and small business owners by providing news and commentary on issues that affect the growth of businesses and the advancement of professionals in the workplace for an audience of predominantly African-American. Engaging over 88,000 readers, The Network Journal is distributed nationwide with a focus on the Tri-state area (NY/NJ/CT) and features successful entrepreneurs and professionals who offer insights on business and career-building strategies, The Network Journal highlights trends in key industries, providing information on valuable resources in the corporate, government, and not-for-profit sectors.  

The Siemens Foundation

The Siemens Foundation provides more than $7 million annually in support of educational initiatives in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the United States. Its signature programs include the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement, and The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, which encourages K-12 students to develop innovative green solutions for environmental issues. By supporting outstanding students today, and recognizing the teachers and schools that inspire their excellence, the Foundation helps nurture tomorrow’s scientists and engineers. The Foundation’s mission is based on the culture of innovation, research and educational support that is the hallmark of Siemens’ U.S. companies and its parent company, Siemens AG. For more information, visit