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WOE gala at Memphis Botanic Garden April 27

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The New Tri-State Defender will host its 6th annual Women of Excellence (WOE) Champagne Brunch and Awards Celebration on April 27th at the Memphis Botanic Garden, a beautiful and elegant spring setting for the annual celebration.

The 2013 edition of WOE will recognize and honor the achievements, contributions and work of outstanding African-American women from the Greater Memphis community.

Each year, the response from TSD's readership and the community at large has gotten bigger and better. This year is no different.

"We've fielded nearly one hundred nominations and have just about narrowed it down to this year's class of fifty," said TSD President/ Publisher Bernal E. Smith II. "You have helped us identify another incredible group of dynamic African-American women who are each in their own way contributing to making our community a better place."

Criteria

In character, action and approach, WOE honorees historically are women who portray excellence in addition to self-confidence and dignity. They are bound by faith and a personal code of ethics that demands accountability and integrity. They are women who exercise self-control, demonstrate personal strength and possess influence as well as elegance and generosity.

Today, many African-American women stand in the forefront of all sectors from politics and public service to business and entertainment. It is fitting and appropriate that The New Tri-State Defender acknowledge these women for their contributions and continued efforts.

While the April 27th gala will serve to add members to the unique society, it also will provide an opportunity for special recognition of the 250 women previously honored.

"We are so excited about this year's event and are looking forward to the announcement on next week of our honorees and guest speaker," said Smith. "We encourage you to reserve your tables today to share in this tremendous celebration of the contributions and efforts of women here in the Greater Memphis community."

Tables of 10 are $600; individual tickets are $65. Limited sponsorship and ad opportunities are also available.

For inquiries and reservations, call the TSD offices at 901-523-1818.

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