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Two Jamaicans are among six outstanding women across the globe, who will be presented with the prestigious Emerald Award by the Women of Great Esteem (WGE) Organization, at its 14th annual awards dinner and gala slated for March 28 in Brooklyn, New York.
They are Medical Doctor and Educator, Dr. Rosemarie Wright-Pascoe, and Attorney & Managing Partner of the Law firm, Davidson & Grannum, Sandra Grannum, Esq.
Also to be recognised are: Humanitarian and Community Activist, Nelcia Robinson-Hazell from St. Vincent & The Grenadines; Political leader, Dr. Gracita R. Arrindell from St. Maarten; Entrepreneur, Jane Ip from Hong Kong; and Congresswoman, Stephanie Tubbs-Jones from the United States, who will be posthumously awarded.
Each year, the New York-based Woman of Great Esteem, recognises women across the globe, who have “excelled beyond normal expectations in a multicultural society”. The award serves as a vehicle for the empowerment of women, honouring them for their relentless efforts to nurture and serve their communities.
According to WGE founder, Rev. Sylveta Hamilton-Gonzales, “the Emerald Award honours these women, who are precious like the emerald. It’s a medium that empowers its recipients to ascend to the next level on the ladder of accomplishments and world recognition”.
President and Chief Executive Officer of New York Congregational Nursing Centre, Celia Zuckerman, who was a 2007 awardee, will be the keynote speaker for the evening dubbed: ‘An Emerald Night in Brooklyn’.