Women’s eNews Founder Receives Women of Excellence Award

National Association for Female Executive honors Rita Henley Jensen as Social Media Star.

New York, NY, November 13, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Women’s eNews founder and editor-in-chief Rita Henley Jensen has received an honor from the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) in their 2010 Women of Excellence Awards.

Rita Henley Jensen has been named in the new Social Media Star category for a woman who has harnessed social media to help women connect and thrive. Women’s eNews has been credited with connecting the world with stories the mainstream misses.

“I am deeply grateful for this award, calling attention as it does to the power and potential of social media to change women’s lives through the distribution of news globally,” says Rita Henley Jensen “The team at Women’s eNews--and they are the true stars--spends hours each day gathering and distributing narratives that we believe arms women with the power of information needed to push for change in their daily lives.”

Rita Henley Jensen will receive her award alongside 21 Leaders for the 21st Century 2010 honoree Oraia Reid of Right Rides.

Woman of Achievement: Dr. Jennifer Howse, President of the March of Dimes Foundation, whose lifetime of service was recently crowned by the March of Dimes’ reversal of a 30-year national trend in premature births.

Activist Award: Stephanie Miller, Director, Office of Women’s Policy, U.S. Navy, for fighting for sabbaticals and parental leave for service men and women.

Creative Star: Barbara Kobren, for launching the company Bobbie Sue’s Nuts and donating all proceeds to rebuild and support a no-kill animal shelter, the SPA of Westchester.

Global Awareness: Lisa Gable, former Program Director of Global Initiatives at IBM, for her international work with women engineers.

Outstanding Entrepreneur: Valerie Cooper, President and Art Advisor, Picture That, whose art consulting firm features under-represented minority artists.

Rising Star: Janet Malzone, Partner and Mid-Atlantic International Business Center Director, Grant Thornton, Charlotte, NC, for her rapid career success.

Service to New York City: Oraia Reid, for founding RightRides for Women’s Safety to ensure that women arrive home unharmed at night.

Social Media Star: Rita Henley Jensen, for founding and editing Women’s eNews to get out stories the mainstream media misses.

“We are deeply proud of the Women of Excellence winners and awed by their achievements,” says Carol Evans, President of Working Mother Media, NAFE’s parent. “Each one demonstrates the NAFE qualities of leadership, innovation and standing for other women. I salute the 2010 winners, and look forward to celebrating their achievements.”

The National Association of Female Executives will host a breakfast on December 2 at 8 a.m. at HSBC Bank USA offices, 452 5th Avenue, New York City to celebrate the awards. Sponsors for the event include HSBC USA, Accenture, IBM, Pitney Bowes and WellPoint. Contact Betty Spence for further details.

About Women’s eNews: Women’s eNews is a daily, nonprofit news service, founded in 2000, covering issues of interest to women and women’s views on public policy. It delivers daily news stories to over 55,000 people by email and receives over 110,000 views a month.

About NAFE: The National Association for Female Executives and Entrepreneurs (NAFE), founded in 1972, serves 10,000 members nationwide and advocates for their careers and business success. NAFE annually names the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women and publishes them in the quarterly publication NAFE Magazine. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media and Bonnier Corporation.

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