New York, NY (PRWEB) May 11, 2013
The Ms. Foundation for Women will honor its 2013 Women of Vision at its 40th anniversary celebration May 13 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. Prominent guests and speakers scheduled to attend include Gloria Steinem, Ashley Judd, Diane von Furstenberg, Marlo Thomas, Olympia Dukakis, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Olympic skater Sasha Cohen, television host Tom Murro, entertainer Deborah Cox and actress Elisabeth Rohm.
Media seeking to attend must RSVP to cpetrone[at]ms[dot]foundation[dot]org. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Ms. Foundation for Women here.
The Gloria Awards: A Salute to Women of Vision – which pay tribute to Ms. Foundation co-founder Gloria Steinem – honor the remarkable achievements of women activists and leaders whose courage and leadership advance equality and justice on behalf of women, families and communities.
“We celebrate these extraordinary leaders not only for their deep passion for women’s rights, but also for their tenacious responses to the challenges of injustice,” said Ms. Foundation President and CEO Anika Rahman. “The Ms. Foundation is proud to honor these women who have so tangibly advanced equality at every level.”
The 2013 Women of Vision awardees are:
We are also proud to honor the following Women of Vision awardees representing organizations supported by the Ms. Foundation for Women:
The Ms. Foundation for Women presents the winner of the Marie C. Wilson Emerging Leader “People’s Choice” Award, selected online by popular vote for the first time:
The Ms. Foundation for Women fights to eliminate barriers for every woman in the U.S. For40 years, we have worked tirelessly to secure women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant and women of color. At our core, we are advocates elevating women’s voices and our most pressing issues. We’re continually investing funds, time, expertise and training in more than 100 trailblazing organizations nationwide to secure a better future for ourselves, our families and our communities.
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