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About Us

The Will County Black Diamond Chapter of  Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. (TLOD) was chartered on September 26, 2015. Thirty-Three distinguished and like- minded women along with their Chapter Organizer, Karen Dilligard decided there was more to be done in their community to assist youth and adults alike. Since then the chapter has grown and continues to uphold the mission set in motion over 50 years ago.

The Will County Black Diamond Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction Inc. is one of over 110 chapters of TLOD, Inc. Nationally there are over 3000 members of Top Ladies and over 4000 members of Top Teens. 

Top Ladies of Distinction, Incorporated is national

humanitarian and educational organization. The organization is composed of distinguished women throughout the country who are interested in the well-being of all individuals, youth and adults, and in the preservation of values significant to wholesome living.

Top Ladies of Distinction (TLOD), Inc. has provided an exemplary model for community service since 1964 focusing on five major thrusts to include Top Teens of America, Programming for Senior Citizens, Community Beautification, Community Partnerships, and improvement of the Status of Women. 

“A creative education has the power to catapult children into a lifetime of curiosity.”

— Liz, Founder of Little Comets Academy

Will County Black Diamond Charter Members 

Lady Karen Dilligard  - Chapter Organizer and President

Lady Nichole Allen

Lady Shondralis Allen

Lady Kimberly Barney

Lady Tanya Bennett

Lady Ericka Blakemore

Lady Andrea Botley

Lady Tischar Brock

Lady Stacy Brown

Lady Nicole Bullock

Lady Michele Davis

Lady Karen Dilligard

Lady Marva Franklin-Hardeman

Lady Catherine Gardner

Lady Camille Garrett

Lady Kymeish Gaston

Lady Malika Hannah

Lady Cheryl Ivy


Lady Kimberly Jackson

Lady Ramona James

Lady Dania Johnson

Lady Lillia Key

Lady Verleaner Lane

Lady Chanay Mackey

Lady Stacey Mansker-Young

Lady Valerie Marshall

Lady Kamara McGee

Lady Robin Pettit

Lady Melanie Power-Burns

Lady Carmesha Smith

Lady Tami Sublet

Lady Linda Troutman

Lady Tracey Walker-Hines

Lady Gia Washington

Lady Brandi Whitfield-Lewis

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