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.
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