IBJNews

2012 Forty Under 40: Anika M. Calloway

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

NAME
Where were you and what were you doing in 1991?
Balancing academics, athletics, fashion and boys!

When you graduated from high school, what did you think you wanted to be as an adult?
An attorney.

Was there an event in the last 20 years that had a great impact on your aspirations and/or career path?
Attending Spelman College, an all-female historically black college.

Have you been mentored by (or had any significant interactions with) previous Forty Under 40 honorees?
Justin Christian, president and CEO of BCforward, is one of the sharpest businessmen that I have met. U.S. District Court Judge Tonya Walton Pratt, a fellow Spelman alumna, is a great mentor. Jimmie McMillian, a partner at Barnes & Thornburg, is a dear friend and former colleague.

Where/what do you want to be 20 years from now?
Ultimately, I want to live a life that is pleasing to God and according to His will.
 

General Counsel, Bucher & Christian Consulting Inc.
Age: 36

Since she became general counsel for Bucher & Christian Consulting (also known as BCforward) a year ago, Anika (ah-NEE-ka) Calloway has taken control of the firm’s legal matters while learning the ins and outs of the Indianapolis-based IT and staffing company.

“I do anything from reviewing a contract to dealing with HR to trying to figure out if we’re going to get a new water cooler,” she laughed, clearly relishing her duties, which include advising the company on issues such as equal opportunity, diversity and immigration matters.

Previous positions with Barnes & Thornburg and the shopping mall giant Simon Property Group prepared her to hit the ground running at BCforward, the state’s largest minority business enterprise, with 1,800 employees, mostly at client sites around the country.

The Evansville native always knew she wanted to study law; she excelled in speech and relished a good debate. She majored in economics at Spelman College in Atlanta and earned her law degree at Tulane University in New Orleans. She came to Indianapolis to clerk at the Indiana Court of Appeals nine years ago and soon found herself comfortably involved in the legal, and larger, communities.

Calloway served on the board of Flanner House when the Eastside Community Center was in danger of losing its United Way funding. She says being part of the board as it tried to rally the community and increase outside funding sources was an “intense” experience.

Her special interests are community service projects that help minority youth or women. Her activities range from organizing a visual arts showcase for local students for the Circle City Chapter of The Links Inc. to running information sessions on state government for the Indiana chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Even something as lighthearted as a trip to the Oprah Winfrey show in 2007 turned into a frenzied drive to collect 500 new sets of pajamas for children in need, after a producer for the show contacted her with the challenge.

”When Oprah issues a challenge, you have to rise to it,” said Calloway.•

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
Subscribe to IBJ
  1. Hello Dear Are you tired of Seeking Loans and Mortgages,have you Been Turned down constantly By your banks and Other Financial Institutions or Micro Finance scheme. This is let you know with 100% guarantee that we Offer loans ranging from $1,000 Minimum to $1,000,000.00 Maximum at 3% interest rate per Month. We give out LOANS for developing business. a competitive edge/business expansion. email address: michealscottloan124@gmail.com We offer the following kinds of loans and many more; * Personal Loans ( Unsecured Loan) * Business Loans ( Unsecured Loan) * Consolidation Loan * Combination Loan * Home Improvement * Xmas Loans for contact to seek for loan email this email address: michealscottloan124@gmail.com Thanks

  2. My name is Mr Henry Josh and i live in the USA California and life is worth living right now for me and my family and all this is because of one man sent by GOD to help me and my family, i once had a life filled with sorrow because my first SON needed a kidney transplant and all our savings were going towards his medications and this normally leaves us with no money to pay our bills or even put enough food on our table and our rent was due and no funds to pay these bills and life felt so unfair to me and every night my wife will cry herself to sleep every night until one day, i was browsing through yahoo answers and i saw a striking advert of a man that gives out personal loans and that the offer is opened to all and i have heard so many things about internet scams but at this point of my life, i was very desperate and ready to take any risk and at the end of the day, i applied for this loan and from one step to another, i got my loan within 12 hours through bank transfer and you know, it was all like a dream and i called Mr Daniel Jones A Man who is the GOD sent lender i found and said, i have received my loan and he smiled stating that to GOD be the glory and i was so shocked as i have never ever seen anyone with such a GOD fearing and kind heart and today, i am the happiest man on earth because by GOD’S grace, my SON kidney transplant was successful and today he is healthy, i and my family are living very comfortable and happy and if you are in my former situation or in serious and legitimate need of a loan, you can reach this GOD sent lender via fidelityloanfirm@outlook.com

  3. Greetings to everyone reading this comment!!! I am Greg William by name. I am out here to recommend the effort of Mark Oscar,I was in need of a consolidation loan amount of 50,000 and as soon as I got in contact with Mark Oscar Loan Firm on Wednesday last week and on Friday last week as well I receive an alert from my bank(Royal Bank of Scotland Group) that the fund was transferred,I want everybody on this site to contact Mark Oscar now via email on how to get a loan because I got my loan from them and I am very happy,so contact them now. Oscarloanfinance@hotmail.com Thanks!!!!!!

  4. Elected officials, like Mourdock, get vested in 8 years. It takes 10 years for all other public employees, most of whom make a lot less money. So much for the promise to finish out his term.

  5. Great state treasurer and a good man!! Just curious if the folks who didn't quite understand his quote would like to tell my daughter-in-law that God didn't intend her! Mourdock's comment was correct but twisted and the article didn't mention that his opponent and the press let the impression stand that Mourdock meant that the rape was intended. Stupid people!!

ADVERTISEMENT