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Women’s eNews Gala Honors Those Who Lead the Way for Women


On May 6th Women’s eNews will honor twenty women and one man for the passion they have shown and the results they have earned working to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide. The gala, held at Essex House, Manhattan and emceed by President and CEO of the Paley Media Center Pat Mitchell, continues Women’s eNews’ 7 year tradition of highlighting the work of women who are making a difference in the world and sharing their stories.

New York, NY, May 05, 2010 --(PR.com)-- On Thursday, May 6th, Women’s eNews will honor twenty women and one man for the passion they have shown and the results they have earned working to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide. The gala, held at Essex House, Manhattan and emceed by President and CEO of the Paley Media Center Pat Mitchell, continues Women’s eNews’ 7 year tradition of highlighting the work of women who are making a difference in the world and sharing their stories.

Amongst the award winners this year are music makers, artists, fundraisers, filmmakers and business leaders not to mention women of lifelong achievement including journalist turned peace-maker 88-year-old Vivian Castleberry.

Honorees will be available for comment and interview on the 6th of May before the formal award ceremony 5 -7p.m., please contact charlotte@womensenews.org, 212 244 1744 for more information.

The 2010 Women's eNews 21 Leaders for the 21st Century
Robin Abrams – Silicon Valley Executive and Messenger of Opportunity
Andrea Arroyo – Artist and Rememberer of Forgotten Women of Mexico
Cecilia Boone – Woman Moving Millions and Pioneer for Social Justice
Vivian Castleberry – Journalist and Groundbreaker for Peace
Salome Chasnoff – Documentary Filmmaker and Giver of Tools to be Seen
Kathy Cloninger – CEO of Girl Scouts of America
Martha Diaz – Bold Promoter of Feminist Hip Hop
Michael Dowd – Attorney and Defender of Women with Charges
Patricia Gruber – Awarder of Giant Leaps Forward with "Nobel Prize for Women's Rights"
Ilene Lang – President of Catalyst and Measurer of Women's Power
Dr. Ana Langer – President of EngenderHealth and Healer of Health Policies
Tonya Lewis Lee – Champion of Healthy Mothers and Voice of Office of Minority Health
Dr. Sarwat Malik – Co-Founder of Muslim Women's Fund and Healer with a Mission
Maria do Socorro Melo Brando – Infuser of New Futures in Brazil
Nell Merlino – Connecter for Capital
Oraia Reid – Driver of Women's Safety in New York
Edit Schlaffer – Transformer Across National Boundaries
Dr. Pernessa C. Seele – Minister to Communities with AIDS
Eveline Shen – Pusher of the Health Envelope and Reproductive Justice at Every Level
Jennifer Stockman – Chair of the Republican Majority for Choice
Jen Taylor Friedman – Rewriter of Gender Roles as a Female Jewish Ritual Scribe

More information about the gala and full bios of the 21 Leaders can be found by visiting the Women's eNews Web site at www.womensenews.org/21leaders

About Women's eNews
Women's eNews is a prize-winning nonprofit news service supported by its readers and other donors. Launched in 1999, the independent media outlet provides news coverage unavailable anywhere else of substantive issues of particular concern to women and those who care about women. Rita Henley Jensen is founder and editor in chief.

For more information or to inquire about subscribing, permissions to reprint or licensing arrangements, please contact Women's eNews at permissions@womensenews.org. For interviews with Women's eNews editor in chief Rita Henley Jensen, e-mail her at rita@womensenews.org, or call 212-244-1720.

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Charlotte Cooper
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