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2017 NYC Salute Her Awards


Café Mocha Show will kick off Circle of Sisters (COS) with the 2017 Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity Awards honoring legendary fashion and broadcast icons Audrey Smaltz and Shaila Scott, media mogul Cynthia Horner, Harlem legacy entrepreneur Tara Simone Woodley and social media maven Karen Taylor Bass and more.

(Special tribute performance by Grammy nominated balladeer Kenny Lattimore)

For the seventh, WBLS and the Café Mocha Radio show kick off the Circle of Sisters celebration by hosting the Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity Reception & Awards on Thursday, August 28, 2017, at Mist Harlem. The Café Mocha show, affectionately known as ‘Radio from a Woman’s Perspective,’ airs Saturday mornings from 6 – 8 am on WBLS 107.5. Five diverse women who are making a difference in their respective communities will be honored. This year’s theme, Redefining What Perseverance Looks Like From the Inside Out, is presented by Toyota USA and AARP. Visit www.SaluteHerNY2017.Eventbrite.com.

The 2017 Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity honorees include:
Shaila Scott, broadcast maven Broadcast Innovator Award
Audrey Smaltz, fashion icon Woman of Style Award
Cynthia Horner, hip hop media mogul, Media Legend Award
Tara Simone Woodley, renowned Harlem entrepreneur Legacy Business Award
Karen Taylor-Bass, contemporary millennial change agent, Mocha Maven Award

Thursday, September 28, 2017
6pm Cocktail Reception/Press Invite
7:30pm Salute Her Awards

Mist Harlem
46 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026

The mission of the Salute Her Awards is to highlight a variety of talented and accomplished women who are succeeding in their fields, while making significant contributions within their communities. This year’s theme, Redefining What Perseverance Looks Like from the Inside Out, speaks to the importance of women maintaining their inner spirit to find strength to be the best they can be. Toyota, committed to green living and bettering the environment, will once again present the Salute Her: Toyota Green Initiative Award to an outstanding female student in the STEM field who exemplify the goal of the company’s sustainability campaign. The initiative promotes sustainability awareness and education in African-American communities across the country.

The Community Service Award is being presented to one deserving lady chosen from nominations submitted by listeners at www.saluteHer.com. Grammy Awards- nominated balladeer, songwriter Kenny Lattimore will present a special music tribute to the honorees.

The Salute Her Awards: Beauty of Diversity supports the Mocha Cares Foundation, which helps provide services to combat homelessness, domestic violence and foster care through mentorship programs. Individual tickets to the September 28th SHA can be purchased for $55.00 @ SaluteHerNY2017.Eventbrite.com.

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