Tonia DeCosimo, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of P.O.W.E.R. and P.O.W.E.R. Magazine, Announces Their 2021 Awards Gala


Manhasset, NY October 05, 2021 --( Tonia DeCosimo, the founder and editor-in-chief of P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) and P.O.W.E.R. Magazine, announces their 2021 Awards Gala to be held at the Mansion at Oyster Bay in Woodbury, New York on October 14, 2021. As a major cornerstone of an organization, a gala sets aside one night where members can get together and enjoy each other’s company. It is also place to honor those who have achieved greatness and a place to support important causes and charities.

About The P.O.W.E.R. Awards Gala
The P.O.W.E.R. Awards Gala will open with a greeting from its Founder, Tonia DeCosimo to welcome everyone to the Gala and thank all of the guests who flew in from all over the country to be there to support these amazing and empowering women. Please note that all proper COVID-19 restrictions will be in place for the event.

P.O.W.E.R. features and highlights celebrities, icons, and everyday hardworking women in all industries and professions. Tonia sees the profiles of P.O.W.E.R.’s amazing members every day. These women are achieving great things and helping each other break through glass ceilings and reach the stratosphere. It is P.O.W.E.R.’s mission to provide a powerful network of women who will mentor, inspire and empower each other to be the best they can be. Getting its members together to celebrate women and everything they can accomplish is the main focus of the Gala.

It is important to P.O.W.E.R. to showcase women who have achieved greatness in their fields of endeavor, whether they are members or female icons that stand-out in their professions. Tonia and her team have selected thirteen extraordinary women and one amazing man to receive awards. The awards will be presented by Tonia DeCosimo, Nicole Crumb, V.P. of P.O.W.E.R., and Erin Colton, the award-winning journalist, anchor, and News 12 Long Island reporter. The awards being presented at the 2021 Gala are:

Chimene Van Gundy-Woman of the Year Award
Cathy CaDori Marshall- Humanitarian Award
Princess Amanda Borghese and Ilaria Borghese-Mother and Daughter Entrepreneurial Award
Victoria Wieck-Mentor of the Year Award
Jennifer and Jason Gibson-POWER Couple Award
Priscilla DiStasio-Beauty Award
Nicole B. Saphier, MD-Top Doctor-Media Wellness Award
Hakika DuBose Wise (Kika Wise)-Rising Star Award
Francisca D’Agostino-Mom of the Year Award
Susan Lucci-Icon Award
Donatella A Stewart–Top Chef Award
Martha Wash-Music Diva Award

With October being breast cancer awareness month, Tonia has arranged a silent auction and raffle of wonderful baskets with proceeds going to The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation which raises awareness and supports research for triple negative breast cancer. This is a cause that is near and dear to Tonia as both her sister, cousin, and millions of women worldwide suffer with breast cancer. The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 2006 in honor of Nancy Block-Zenna, a young woman who was diagnosed at age 35 with triple negative breast cancer and passed away two and a half years later in 2007. In response to Nancy’s diagnosis, her close friends launched the TNBC Foundation to raise awareness and support research in triple negative breast cancer. Over the years, the foundation has grown to be the leading advocacy group for the TNBC community. The TNBC Foundation strives to be a credible source for triple negative breast cancer information, a catalyst for science and patient advocacy, and a caring community with meaningful services for patients and their families. Hayley Dinerman and her team offer amazing resources including research grants, helplines, symposiums, and an informative and helpful website to name a few. Many amazing donors have outdone themselves with baskets and prizes for the silent auction and raffles. It is P.O.W.E.R.’s hope that they can help raise much-needed funds to assist this amazing organization.

In addition to all of this powerful recognition and charity work, Tonia also wants to make sure that the attendees have lots of fun at the Gala, too. Not only will a powerful opera singer and amazing woman, Cristina Fontanelli perform, but the Music Diva herself, Martha Wash, will sing one of her hits as her way to contribute to this night. This will be followed by music and dancing by DJ Louie Mangione. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour and dinner. Tonia also will be announcing that P.O.W.E.R. is coupling with Prism Med Spa for an exciting makeover and exclusive feature in P.O.W.E.R. Magazine.

The following day, P.O.W.E.R. is holding a breakfast and mini seminar with two of their award honorees. Chimene Van Gundy will be discussing her mindset and how it led to her success and Victoria Wieck will be presenting strategies to achieve your goals.

The 2021 P.O.W.E.R. Awards Gala promises to be a wonderful evening of dining, dancing, mingling with family, friends and future business connections.

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About P.O.W.E.R. Magazine (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) and
P.O.W.E.R.-Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized is an organization and an online community. P.O.W.E.R. Magazine is a digital and exclusive print magazine featuring celebrities and everyday hardworking professional women. Our mission is to provide a powerful network of women who will mentor, inspire, and empower each other to be the best they can be. Through our valuable services and collaborating with like-minded professionals, our members can potentially gain the recognition and exposure they deserve, as well as obtain knowledge from those who have already achieved success.

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