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The Society of Foreign Consuls in New York Hosts Annual Award Ceremony on March 6, 2015 in New York City

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, 20 women from different countries will be recognized by The Society of Foreign Consuls in New York City. This year the annual event is hosted by Consulate General of Slovakia in New York.

The Society of Foreign Consuls in New York Hosts Annual Award Ceremony on March 6, 2015 in New York City
New York, NY, March 04, 2015 --( The Annual Award Ceremony by The Society Of Foreign Consuls in New York will take place on March 6th, 2015 in Banquet Hall, Grand Masonic Lodge at 71 W 23rd Street in New York, NY. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, 20 women from all over the world will be awarded with a Certificate of Recognition for their outstanding achievements and contribution to community empowerment in the USA.

"As the President of SOFC, I wish to start by appreciating the Consulate General of Slovakia for organizing The Society of Foreign Consuls in New York annual International Women's Day event. I must also congratulate the 20 women being recognized, today, for their amazing and outstanding achievements. Their contributions to the development of the USA and the honor that is brought to their countries of origin is immense," said Amb. Habib Habu, Consul General of Nigeria.

Consulate General of Slovakia in New York is the host country this year. “It is a great pleasure and honor to host the event. These strong women are wonderful role models. Their outstanding professional achievements contribute significantly to America’s society.They give back to their own communities with their leadership, mentoring, charity work and by professionally linking their countries with the USA,” said Hon. Jana Trnovcova, Consul General of Slovakia.

Initiated in 2011 by Consul General of the Republic of Kazakhstan Raushan Yesbulatova, the reception in celebration of Women’s Day was so successful that it was established as an annual celebration. Since than every year the Consulate General of the Republic of Kazakhstan graciously carries the flag of organizers. Participating countries this year will include Barbados, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay. All participating countries contribute to the reception with their national specialities.

The event is collaborated with EPN – Entrepreneurs and Professionals Network, whose co- founder Magdaline Delany is also this year’s emcee for the ceremony. Magdaline in addition founded Women EPN, providing women a special forum to empower others and be empowered.

PR for the event is being managed by Katarina Novakova, director of relations, Blue Horizon International in New York. Doreen Santora, COO of Blue Horizon International said: “Last year, Katarina Novakova, our director of relations received this award and we think an investment in women is an investment in our future. We commend all of the honorees,” she added.

The Society of Foreign Consuls in New York:
Since its founding in 1925, The Society of Foreign Consuls in New York has represented the world’s largest diplomatic community. This unique organization, whose members are gathered from the 113 NYC-based Consulates General, is steered by an Executive Committee made up of elected members representing all countries via regional groupings.

The Society strives to promote good relations between the NYC Consular Corps and our hosts, New York and the United States of America. The Society arranges useful forums and briefings with local, state and federal authorities and regular charitable and social events for members and guests. The Society has regularly held fund-raising events and has a long and proud philanthropic record. Since November 1988 when the Society honored former US President Jimmy Carter and made a substantial contribution that year to Habitat For Humanity, other beneficiaries of the more than $850,000 raised in recent years have included Special Olympics, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Paul Newman’s Hole In The Wall Gang Camp, the children’s programs of CARE International and the American Cancer Society.

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