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A Salute to Extraordinary Female Innovators

Circle of Sisters, the largest expo in NYC uniting, motivating and celebrating women of color has joined the Café MochaTM radio show that airs Saturday mornings, 6- 8am on WBLS 107.5 to bring it’s Salute Her Tour presented by Hyundai to New York. On October 15th the SALUTE HER: Superwomen Making a Difference Awards will recognize women who share a common commitment to make a positive contribution to strengthen their respective communities.


2015 SALUTE HER: Superwomen Making a Difference Award Honorees:

PowerHouse Award: Wendy Williams (Daytime talk show host, TV personality, best-selling author)
Gentle Treatment, Woman of Style Award: Malinda Williams (Actress)
Champion for Children: Michaela Pereira (CNN anchor)
Champion for Change: Charisse Lillie (President of Comcast Foundation)
Game Changer: Tamela Mann (Award-winning gospel singer/actress)
Creating the Legacy: Linda Spradley Dunn (Founder/CEO of Odyssey Media)
Media Legend: Irene Gandy (Broadway publicist)

Now in its fourth year, Salute Her: Superwomen Making A Difference Awards will be hosted by Loni Love, actress and host of the hit daytime talk show, THE REAL, and Café Mocha co-host, veteran broadcaster Angelique Perrin. The evening will include Gentle TreatmentTM VIP Pre-Reception and feature a special surprise tribute to the honorees. Individual tickets can be purchased for $55.00 @

Proceeds from the event will support the New Jersey-based non-profit, Distributing Dignity to help raise funds to provide feminine supplies to homeless women in shelters across the Tri-State area.
Café Mocha’s mission to inspire others and create a network environment reflects the ‘spirit’ of the Circle of Sisters Expo to bring together women to empower one another with a full range of panels and breakout sessions on October 17th and 18th the Jacob Javits Center

Thursday, October 15, 2015
5:30 – 9pm – Salute Her: Reception & Awards Dinner
Harlem’s legendary Alhambra Ballroom
2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd.
New York, NY 10027

Along with presenting sponsor, Hyundai Motor America, Cafe Mocha is on a mission to salute and reward amazing women with their Salute Her presented by Hyundai New Thinking New Possibilities campaign. With additional ceremonies nationwide, their goal is to recognize women from all walks of life.


About SALUTE HER: Superwomen Making a Difference Awards
Launched in 2012 at the historic Audubon Ballroom, now the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center, past honorees include businesswomen, Vy Higginsen, Marty Gillis, Ricki Fairley-Brown, Latraviette D. Smith, Simone Smalls and Deborah Williams, TV and radio broadcasters, Debi Jackson, Fredricka WInfield, D. Cherie Lofton, Shirley Strawberry and Egypt Sherrod, journalists, Constance White, Lola Ogunniake and Aubrey Bernard, publisher, Jamie Foster-Brown , actresses, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Terri J. Vaughn, authors, Demetria Lucas and Ilyasah Shabazz, civil rights activists, Sandra Barnhill JD, Dr. Bernice King, Evelyn Mejil and Sabrina Fulton, entertainers Gloria Gaynor and Cynthia Bailey, spiritual leaders, Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Browning and Omarosa Manigault and civic leaders, Esther Aguilera and Helen Ho.

About Show the Café Mocha Radio
Affectionately known as ‘radio from a woman’s perspective’ Café Mocha is built upon the concept of women helping other women to grow through shared experiences and information. Syndicated in more than 30 markets and available on Sirius/XM channel 141, Café Mocha airs weekends and is co-hosted by Grammy-nominated artist and hip hop legend MC Lyte; actress/comedienne Loni Love broadcast veteran Angelique Perrin and actress Nicole Ari Parker. This high-energy, two-hour show format features the latest in urban music, lively chats from an unabashedly women’s perspective, no-holds barred advice and exclusive interviews with top performers, celebrities, politicians and civic leaders.

About the Author

New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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