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Widener University trustee earns national recognition for business prominence

Antoinette "Tonie" Leatherberry

Trustee Antoinette “Tonie” Leatherberry has been named to the Black Enterprise list of Most Powerful Women in Business.

Widener University congratulates Antoinette “Tonie” Leatherberry on being named to the Black Enterprise list of Most Powerful Women in Business. The feature is an exclusive listing of the highest-ranking, most influential African American female executives.

Leatherberry, based in Philadelphia, is a principal of Deloitte Consulting LLP and the president of the Deloitte Foundation. She has served many Fortune 500 manufacturing, retail, and consumer business clients over the course of her career and recently served on Deloitte Consulting LLP’s board of directors. She holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from Boston University and a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Leatherberry joined the Widener University Board of Trustees in May 2015. She is a highly active, engaged member who serves on the Trusteeship Committee and the Civic Engagement Committee. Coverage of the Most Powerful Women in Business appeared in the Black Enterprise January/February issue and online at BlackEnterprise.com

“I am honored and proud to be recognized for the role I may have played in helping others reach their highest potential,” Leatherberry said when she was notified of this distinguished acknowledgement.

“I am very pleased to see Trustee Leatherberry recognized for business leadership. She is a widely respected professional who is valued for her exceptional skills in communication, relationship building and mentoring, and her expertise in executive leadership and innovative business strategy. Her involvement as a university trustee is a great asset to Widener,” said Julie E. Wollman, university president.

A headshot of Leatherberry is available for download here.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener comprises eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Visit the university website, www.widener.edu.

About The Deloitte Foundation
The Deloitte Foundation, founded in 1928, is a not-for-profit organization that supports education in the U.S. through a variety of initiatives that help develop the talent of the future and their influencers and promote excellence in teaching, research and curriculum innovation. The foundation sponsors an array of national programs relevant to a variety of professional services, benefitting middle/high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and educators. For more information, please visit the Deloitte Foundation website at www.deloitte.com/us/df.

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