Mannington says that its 2nd annual Stand On a Better World Awards program aims to recognize women who make a difference. With the announcement of this year’s winners, it is hard to dispute that claim. Among the recipients of this year’s awards are the founder of a relief organization for impoverished Nepalese children, a humanitarian who launched a non-profit dedicated to helping West African women, and a business leader paving the way for green-certified restaurants.
Olga Murray, winner of the Social Category, is the founder of
the Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation, a 16-year-old group that
helps needy Nepalese children. Winner of the Economic Category, Dana
Dakin is the founder of WomensTrust, a three-year-old non-profit
organization aiming to help women in West Africa. Environmental
Category winner Ritu Primlani launched a successful program eight years
ago called Thimmakka Certified Green Restaurants, which focuses on
helping ethnic business entrepreneurs understand environmental issues.
All three award winners were honored at an awards ceremony at
the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. They split $45,000, to be
donated to their favorite charities. The company also awarded five
finalists $1,000 each for charity.
In all, Mannington received more than 500 entries for the
second annual awards. Accepted online at www.standonabetterworld.com,
the entries were judged by a distinguished panel of women including
television personality Leeza Gibbons, figure-skating legend Dorothy
Hamill, former N.J. governor Christine Todd Whitman and Deborah Bell,
the grand prize winner of last year’s awards.
Nominations for the 2007 Stand on a Better World Awards will be accepted beginning in March, on
Mannington recognizes three women who ‘Stand on a Better World'
December 1, 2006