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Recent News: Tina Brown & Emily Rafferty Honorees of                            the  5th Annual " Elly Awards" 2015 !

SMI Society  / June 22 , 2015


NEW YORK (SMI-WIRE,06.22.15)The  Women's forum of New York held it's 5th annual "Elly Awards" Luncheon celebrating & honoring two great oustanding women leaders in 20015; Tina Brown, Award - Winning journalist. former editor with of Vanity Fair,The New Yorker & Newsweek, and Emily Rafferty, President Emerita, The Metropolitan Museum, Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York & Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank National Board of chair during a red carpet & Luncheon @ The Plaza Hotel, NYC.

The Elly Award Celebrity Presenters were:

·Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" and best-selling author. 

·Judy Collins, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, author and activist.

Moderator interviewed both Honorees at the Awards was Deborah Norville, two-time Emmy-winning journalist, long-time anchor of "Inside Edition," and best-selling author.

The 2015 "ALLY  AWARDS Honorees Recipients were:

Tina Brown is an award-winning journalist, editor, author, and currently founder and CEO of Tina Brown Live Media and Women in the World, a company dedicated to summits, salons, flash forums and debates which offer solutions to building a better life for women and girls.  Prior to this, in October 2008, Tina launched and edited the award-winning digital news site The Daily Beast with Barry Diller’s IAC. Between 1979 and 2001, she was editor-in-chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Talk—and later Newsweek in 2011. She also authored the 2007 best-selling biography of the Princess of Wales, The Diana Chronicles. In 2000, Queen Elizabeth awarded Tina the honor of Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to journalism.

Emily Rafferty, President Emerita, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, recently stepped down as President after 39 years on the staff of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive art museum.  Emily has served on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York since 2011, its chairman since 2012 and was elected Chair of the National Board of Chairs in 2015. She serves as Chairwoman of NYC & Company, the City’s official tourism and marketing agency, and is a member of the Board of the National September 11Memorial & Museum. Her devotion to varied cultural, economic and philanthropic organizations and the collegial relationships she has fostered among them both here and abroad, illustrate why Emily is frequently named one of New York’s most influential women. 
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