Africa: DAWN to Host 6th Annual Leadership Awards in Washington, DC

Washington, DC — Diaspora African Women's Network (DAWN) is proud to announce it is hosting its 6th Annual Leadership Awards on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ansel Adam Gallery in Washington, D.C.

This year's event will serve as DAWN's second major fundraiser in support of the organization's growth and plans for national expansion.  The evening is a celebration of six years of developing and supporting the next generation of African diaspora women leaders focused on African affairs. Attendees will include DAWN members and mentors, nonprofit and business leaders, government officials and members of the African diplomatic corps. The event will feature a reception followed by an awards ceremony recognizing:

DAWN Honoree of the Year:
Ms. Mimi Alemayehou
Executive Vice-President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

DAWN Mentor of the Year:
Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole
Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

DAWNer of the Year:
To be revealed at the anniversary celebration

In addition to being a celebration, the event intends to raise awareness about DAWN's mission, commemorate the contributions of DAWN's members and its mentors, and invite future partners and sponsors to support DAWN as it continues its contributions to the African diaspora.

The event is open to the public and all are invited to attend. Tickets and sponsorship packages can be purchased on DAWN's website at http://dawners.org/dawn2013/.

DAWN is a global membership-based organization whose mission is to develop and support the next generation of African diaspora women leaders focused on African affairs. We seek to empower and amplify the contributions of African diaspora women in the continent's growth, security and prosperity, highlight the critical role they possess in Africa's development and help diversify the African Affairs workforce. With expertise in a variety of Africa-related sectors, including international development, health, education, public policy, business and media, DAWN's members are local community leaders with a global reach, representing 31 African countries and residing in 13 states and four continents. Learn more about DAWN at http://www.dawners.org/

The Ansel Adams Collection is located on 1615 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. In addition to creating some of the world's most compelling photos, world-renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams was devoted to protecting wilderness. He was a Wilderness Society council member and supported the organization for more than four decades. Throughout his distinguished career as a photographer, Adams photographed dozens of iconic portraits of wild lands, such as Alaska's Denali and California's Yosemite. For more information about the Ansel Adams Gallery, visit http://wilderness.org/ansel-adams-collection or contact the Wilderness Society staff, via email action@tws.org or call 202-833-2300.

The Wilderness Society is an American organization that is dedicated to protecting America's wilderness and fostering an American land ethic. It was formed in 1935 and currently has over 300,000 members and supporters. Learn more about The Wilderness Society by visiting http://wilderness.org/
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Diaspora African Women's Network (DAWN) is proud to announce it is hosting its 6th Annual Leadership Awards on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ansel Adam Gallery in Washington, D.C.

This year's event will serve as DAWN's second major fundraiser in support of the organization's growth and plans for national expansion.   The evening is a celebration of six years of developing and supporting the next generation of African diaspora women leaders focused on African affairs. Attendees will include DAWN members and mentors, nonprofit and business leaders, government officials and members of the African diplomatic corps. The event will feature a reception followed by an awards ceremony recognizing:

DAWN Honoree of the Year:

Ms. Mimi Alemayehou

Executive Vice-President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

DAWN Mentor of the Year:

Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole

Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

DAWNer of the Year:

To be revealed at the anniversary celebration

In addition to being a celebration, the event intends to raise awareness about DAWN's mission, commemorate the contributions of DAWN's members and its mentors, and invite future partners and sponsors to support DAWN as it continues its contributions to the African diaspora.

The event is open to the public and all are invited to attend. Tickets and sponsorship packages can be purchased on DAWN's website at http://dawners.org/dawn2013/.

DAWN is a global membership-based organization whose mission is to develop and support the next generation of African diaspora women leaders focused on African affairs. We seek to empower and amplify the contributions of African diaspora women in the continent's growth, security and prosperity, highlight the critical role they possess in Africa's development and help diversify the African Affairs workforce. With expertise in a variety of Africa-related sectors, including international development, health, education, public policy, business and media, DAWN's members are local community leaders with a global reach, representing 31 African countries and residing in 13 states and four continents. Learn more about DAWN at http://www.dawners.org/

 

The Ansel Adams Collection is located on 1615 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. In addition to creating some of the world's most compelling photos, world-renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams was devoted to protecting wilderness. He was a Wilderness Society council member and supported the organization for more than four decades. Throughout his distinguished career as a photographer, Adams photographed dozens of iconic portraits of wild lands, such as Alaska's Denali and California's Yosemite. For more information about the Ansel Adams Gallery, visit http://wilderness.org/ansel-adams-collection or contact the Wilderness Society staff, via email action@tws.org or call 202-833-2300.

 

The Wilderness Society is an American organization that is dedicated to protecting America's wilderness and fostering an American land ethic. It was formed in 1935 and currently has over 300,000 members and supporters. Learn more about The Wilderness Society by visiting http://wilderness.org/

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