The Woman of Great Esteem (WGE) Organization will host its 15th Annual Awards Dinner and Gala on Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Palm House on the grounds of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, located at 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.
The evening themed “An Emerald Night in Brooklyn” honors four powerful women, Member of Parliament Mrs. Loreen Bannis-Roberts from the island of Dominica; educators Dr. Brenda Boyd-Bell and Angeli Rasbury and medical doctor, Linda Brady, all from the United States.
Former Women of Great Esteem award recipient, Member of Parliament from St. Marteen, Dr. Gracita Arrindell will deliver the keynote address. Noted broadcaster and journalist Sharon Gordon will host the event.
The celebration of the 15th Annual Woman of Great Esteem Emerald Award Ceremony marks a significant milestone for the organization. This year the award ceremony returns to the illustrious Palm House where the red carpet affair begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. with a soiree followed by dinner and the award ceremony at 8:00 p.m. This is followed by live music by the Vision Band with dancing until midnight.
In 1995, Jamaican born, the Rt. Rev. Sylveta Hamilton-Gonzales established the Woman of Great Esteem Emerald Award, a division of QKingdom Ministries, Inc. It began with a vision to recognize the increasing contributions of women who have excelled beyond normal expectations in a multi-cultural society.
The award is a vehicle used for the empowerment of women, honoring them for their relentless efforts to nurture and serve their communities. More specifically the institution honors women worldwide for their extraordinary contributions to the advancement of Human Rights and World Peace in today’s society. To date, the organization has honored over 140 women from 27 countries. These include women from North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Bermuda, the Caribbean and Central America.