2023 Annual Women of Achievement

"Empowerment. Connection. Community."

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Crowne Plaza Suffern

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RBWN is proud to announce our 2023 Women of Achievement honorees!

Vivian England, Liaison to the Chairman of the Rockland County Legislature

Hope Wade, Rockland Fashion Week, Hope Wade Designs

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Vivian England is a seasoned expert in public administration. She is currently the Liaison to the Chairman of the Rockland County Legislature and for almost two decades she served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Center for Safety and Change.

Deeply committed to social justice Vivian was the Vice- Chair of the Rockland County Commission of Human Rights for over two decades. In addition, she is the Immediate-Past Chair of the Board of Leadership Rockland and lead the effort to create Leadership Rockland’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Board Committee. She is also the coordinator for Leadership Rockland’s Multi-Cultural Communities and Social Justice Day. One of her favorite quotes is “she who believes in justice cannot rest. Read more...

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Hope Wade was born in Kingston, Jamaica to the late Superintendent Eustace Blake and his wife Mavis Blake. She has 4 siblings.

She is a graduate of Convent of Mercy Academy ‘Alpha’ High School in Jamaica, and New York City Technical College and Cooper Union College in New York.

Hope is a fashion designer and is the owner and Executive Producer of Rockland Fashion Week. She owns her store Hope Wade Designs located on N Broadway in Nyack NY.

Her designs have graced the bodies of many women as well as celebrities. Her designs have been worn at the White House under President Obama by Darlene Love for The Gospel Tradition TV performance at the White House which was broadcast on Channel 11 WPIX. Read more...

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022-2023 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

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