Momentum Women™ Honor Victoria Rowell

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Victoria Rowell receives the Momentum Awardâ„¢ (photo: Patrick McMullan)

Throughout the year, CESLIE- THE WOMEN'S NETWORK™ hosts the Company's women's networking organization Momentum Women™ members and honors a woman with the Momentum Award™ who personifies the qualities that set the standard for today's modern woman. In May, during National Foster Care Awareness Month, we were pleased to honor actress, humanitarian, author and artist Victoria Rowell.

Victoria Rowell and Ceslie ArmstrongOn May 10, 2007 Princess Ann Marie Borghese, Mercedes Ellington, Melanie LaPatin, LaTanya Richardon, Sharon Marantz Walsh, Harper Collins & William Morrow Publishers and Ceslie Armstrong hosted a private cocktail networking event and toasted Momentum Award honoree Victoria Rowell at one of the most glamorous rooms in NYC: The World Bar at Trump World Tower near the U.N.

For two hours, NYC power women networked, exchanged ideas (and business cards) while enjoying delicious Ravenswood wines selected by Paul Gardner in the absolutely beautiful setting of the internationally famous The World Bar in Trump World Tower. Ceslie introduced the evening’s honoree, Victoria Rowell, with a gorgeous Tiffany & Company engraved crystal award.

(photo above) Ceslie Armstrong & Victoria Rowell click to enlarge/photo: PMC Patrick McMullan

Rowell graciously accepted her award and spoke candidly about her childhood that she chronicles in her best-selling memoir The Women Who Raised Me (William Morrow 2007). The author graciously read passages from her book and through laughter and tears, the women attending stood, cheered and clapped. They were extremely moved by Victoria Rowell, her words, and her presence.

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Victoria Rowell and Ceslie Armstrong Momentum Women award Victoria Rowell Reading Ceslie

Ceslie Armstrong presents Victoria Rowell with he Momentum Women Award

Victoria Rowell reads from her book "The Women Who Raised Me"

Victoria Rowell Marjorie Slater Ceslie Mc Bride Giordano Rowell Ceslie

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(L) Victoria Rowell and Marjorie Slater

(R) Caroline Alexa McBride, Kathleen Giordano and Victoria Rowell

Mercedes Fleming, Victoria Rowell, & Joanna McGibbon of Proskauer Rose/Ceslie Victoria Rowell Patricia Sorensen/Cesile

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(L) Mercedes Fleming, Victoria Rowell, & Joanna McGibbon of Proskauer Rose

(R) Victoria Rowell and Patricia Sorensen of Circo Jewels

Victoria Rowell Paula Batson Carole Mackey/Ceslie Victoria Rowell Kathlin Argiro/Ceslie

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(L) Victoria Rowell, Paula Batson SVP Communications BMG Direct, & Carol Mackey EIC of Black Expressions

(R) Victoria Rowell and fashion designer Kathlin Argiro

Victoria Rowell Carole Mackey/Ceslie Victoria Rowell Ceslie Armstrong

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(L) Victoria Rowell and Carol Mackey, editor-in-chief of Black Expressions

(R) Ceslie Armstrong, editor-in-chief of CESLIE- The Women's Network and honoree Victoria Rowell

Victoria Rowell Evie Evangelou Lisa Stillerman Kenneth McClure Victoria Rowell Paul Gardner

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(L) Victoria Rowell, Evie Evangelou, and Lisa Stillerman

(R) Kenneth McClure VP of Hospitality Holdings, Victoria Rowell, and Paul Gardner of Ravenswood Wines

A Very Special Thanks to Ravenswood Wines

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