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Women’s eNews Announces 10th Anniversary Celebration of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century

20 women and one man are honored for their work in improving the lives of women and girls.

New York, NY, January 14, 2011 --( This year Women's eNews marks the 10th anniversary of its 21 Leaders for the 21st Century awards adding 20 women and one man to the list of 210 people who continue to work to improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

The 10th anniversary gala will celebrate the work of previous honorees and induct the new leaders in philanthropy and activism into a growing collaborative of changemakers that cover more than half the states in America and 19 countries worldwide.

2011 honoree Lauren Embrey heralded this year as the year of the woman:

"I really feel a force right now with women. Women are going to be the driving force for change. We have an opportunity to make real, systemic change. We’re living in a very exciting time."

The 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Gala will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 at the Jumeirah Essex House in New York City.

For opportunities to interview honorees or to obtain press tickets for the gala please contact Charlotte Cooper, Director of Marketing, at 212-244-1744 or

Biographies of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century 2011 are available online at or email a request to

21 Leaders for the 21st Century 2011 Honorees
Katherine Acey: Careerist for Lesbian Rights
Kayrita Anderson: Combatant Against Child Sex Slavery
Balin, Garlick, Minnear: Ida B. Wells Award Trio: Exposers of the New Slavery
Linda Basch: Gatherer-Disseminator of Women's Research
Beverly Bond: Composer of Rocking Images for Black Teens
Michelle Brané: Policy-Wonk Activist for Refugees
Jimmie Briggs: Stand-Up Man Against Violence
Leah Castella: Trainer of Teens Willing to Argue
Alexine Clement Jackson: Chair for Equitable Cures
Lauren Embrey: Strategist for Women’s Philanthropy
Patricia D. Galloway: Architect of Spaces for Women in Engineering and Science
Judith Goldberg: Designer of Wellness Care for Those with Disabilities
Kathryn Hall-Trujillo: Creator of Sistering for Pregnant Moms
Beth Klein: Activist Attorney for the Enslaved
Jessica Lagunas: Guatemalan Multimedia Visionary
Emily May: Techie on a Mission
Robina Niaz: Finder of Peace for Muslim Women
Valerie Oliver-Durrah: Carrier of Values Forward
Toni Reinhold: Self-Made Reporter of Injustice
Pamela Shifman: Global Partner to Halt Violence
Maile M. Zambuto: Builder of Communities Who Will Not Turn Away

About Women's eNews
Women's eNews is an award-winning nonprofit news service covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women's perspectives on public policy.

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