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The Woman of Great Esteem Emerald Award was founded in 1995 by Brooklyn based, Bishop Sylveta Hamilton-Gonzales, as a vision to recognize the increasing contributions of women who have excelled beyond normal expectations in a multi-cultural society. To date, we have honored 143 women of distinction from 27 countries around the world. Our 100th Woman is the Congresswoman Maxine Waters, WGE, of the United States House of Representatives. Iyanla Vanzant, WGE, Author and TV Personality was the recipient of our first Award of Excellence. Jean Joseph, CPA, WGE is our 2013 Award of Excellence Honoree and The Commonwealth of Dominica is the country that is being honored. The annual event is a fundraiser for MACADEMY School of Science & Technology in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

WGE 2014 Honorees and their Biographies (Left to Right): Hon. Sylvia G. Ash New York State Supreme Court, Sharon Gordon, Yolande l. Nicholson, Dr. Suzette Graham, WGE, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, WGE,

Rachnilda J.A Lynch- Aurduin.

Salute Of The Flags

(From Left To Right) Jaylen Arbuckle, Jayden Mckenzie, Kamani Millington, Tyler Charles, Chandler Zinc Byer, Abindigo Bain, Jonathan Barley, and Joshua Mckenzie 

MACADEMY Students Welcome Woman of Great Esteem Honorees