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Melanne Verveer with Global Trailblazer Awardee Sheika Lubna al Qasimi
Melanne Verveer with Global Trailblazer Awardee Sheika Lubna al Qasimi

Melanne Verveer with Global Trailblazer Awardee Sheika Lubna al Qasimi

Location: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

WL SPONSORED Photos by Tony Powell and Sharon Farmer

THE EVENT: An inspirational evenings to honor women from around the globe for their courage, leadership and tenacity. THE EVENT: An all-star lineup including First Lady Laura Bush, actress Angelina Jolie, Zain Verjee, Carly Fiorina, and co-chairs Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and Hillary Rodham Clinton presented awards. Broadway singer Q. Smith ended the show with a stirring rendition of “This is the Moment.” Three hundred guests dined on the terrace level and took home gift bags with hand-made baskets from Africa. THE GUESTS: Co-CEO’s Melanne Verveer and Mary Yerrick, Michele Norris, Gloria Reuben, Wolf Blitzer, Dina Habib Powell, Beth Brooke, Rose Ann Domenici, Marlene Malek and Judith Wilson.