From insurance, finance and real estate to government, lobbying and law, Black Pennsylvanians are shattering glass ceilings and brokering power across a wide range of industries. With honorees including mayors, corporate titans, influential attorneys, award-winning entrepreneurs and media powerhouses, this year’s compilation of 100 Black Trailblazers showcases the range of Black professionals’ expertise and achievements in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Researched and written by Jemille Q. Duncan. Editor’s note: This article was assigned and completed before Duncan was hired by the Parker administration.