Twenty-nine distinguished Latinas from New York were awarded special
recognition by El Diario newspaper for making a significant
difference and impact in their communities. The honors took place at the
annual "Mujeres Destacadas" (Exemplary Women) event on April 18 at the
Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. Telemundo Network
Correspondent Isolda Peguero served as the mistress of
ceremonies, with an address from Rossana Rosado, Publisher
Emeritus of El Diario. Dra. Ana Maria Polo, host of
renowned Telemundo show "Caso Cerrado con la Dra. Ana Maria Polo,"
delivered the keynote address.
ImpreMedia's signature editorial and event series "Mujeres Destacadas"
is currently in its nineteenth year overall. The event honors
exceptional women for their outstanding contributions at a volunteer or
professional level in the areas of community leadership, health,
education, business and technology, and arts and cuture.
"'Mujeres Destacadas' was created to recognize the achievements of
Latinas who, through their leadership and vision, have helped change
lives in our community," said Mónica Lozano, Chief Executive
Officer of impreMedia. "These women are an inspiration and embody what
it means to be a true pillar of society. We thank them for everything
they have done and continue to do."
During her inspirational remarks, Dra. Polo addressed the audience,
saying, "To be amongst you is an honor and a privilege. I believe that
these events are extremely important because these are the examples for
our future generations. People must realize that nothing comes easy in
this world; that we have to work hard to achieve what we achieve." She
commended the honorees for their hard work, sacrifice and tenacity and
moved the audience when she closed with her signature phrase, "¡Caso
Cerrado!" (Case Closed).
Among the distinguished guests was Deputy Secretary for Civil Rights in
New York, Alphonso David, who delivered a special congratulatory
greeting to the honorees on behalf of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
For the complete list of this year's award recipients, please visit: http://www.mujeresdestacadas.net/ciudad/new-york/
Sponsors of this year's event included Macy's, Telemundo 47, NBC 4 New
York, Con Edison, Gorayeb & Associates, P.C., and Tom Tours Travel
Event photos available upon request
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