The T.J. Martell Foundation for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research has announced its 2016 Women of Influence Awards which will be held Friday, May 13, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel, Terrace Room located at 768 5th Avenue in New York hosted by popular radio host and actress Robin Quivers.
The popular annual awards and luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a reception and silent auction beginning earlier at 11:30 a.m. The awards celebration honors seven outstanding women who have achieved tremendous goals in business and inspire other women around the globe to live their dreams while balancing work, family, home and health. Grace Sewell, the popular female singer/songwriter hailing from Australia and known as Grace will perform at the event.
Honorees include Ariane Duarte, Executive Chef and Owner at Ariane Kitchen and Bar and star of the hit television show Top Chef along with Debra Joester, President and Owner of The Joester Loria Group, the global licensing agency recognized for producing innovative, award-winning brand extension programs for some of the world’s best brands and Kristine Johnson, Co-Anchor of the CBS 5pm and 11pm News and Emmy Awards nominee.
Also being honored is Dalia-Lamming Tilly, M.B.A., Comptroller for the Transport Workers Union Local 100, Nancy Lieberman, NBA Assistant Coach for the Sacramento Kings and Hall of Famer as well as a Two-Time Olympian, Ruby Marchand, Vice President of International Repertoire Development at Warner Music Group and Vice Chair of the Recording Academy and Sue Phillips, President and CEO of Scenterprises, the custom fragrance company.
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation sources and supports early-stage research projects aimed at developing more effective clinical treatments for patients which otherwise might not be funded.