On March 3, at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summi, amazing icons in media, education and entertainment were honored at the 10th Annual Legacy Awards.

In the Grand Ballroom of Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, the event, hosted by PepsiCo, highlighted the career strides and tremendous change these women have made the world. This year’s honorees were actress and activist Pam Grier, founder and CEO of the National CARES Mentoring Movement and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine, Susan L. Taylor, author and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault; and Spelman College President Dr. Beverly Daniel-Tatum.

Below, watch video from the awards dinner where each honoree’s legacy was lauded and their inspiring words on paying it forward with today’s generation of leaders: