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Loreen Arbus, Humanitarian & Activist, to Be Honored With the Womensphere Global Award for Philanthropic Leadership at the Womensphere Global Awards on October 2nd in New York City

September 26, 2013 - NEW YORK, NY

The Womensphere Foundation will honor Loreen Arbus, humanitarian, disability rights activist, producer, author, President of the Loreen Arbus Foundation, the Goldenson-Arbus Foundation and Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc., with the Womensphere Global Award for Philanthropic Leadership at the Womensphere Global Awards on October 2nd in New York City.

"The Womensphere Global Awards are given to outstanding individuals and institutions that demonstrate extraordinary leadership and impact the mission of the Womensphere Foundation: to unleash the potential of women and girls, to build a more inclusive and more sustainable world, and to create a better future," says Analisa Balares, CEO of Womensphere, Chair of the Womensphere Foundation and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

"We were inspired to give Loreen Arbus the Womensphere Global Award for Philanthropic Leadership because of her demonstrated genuine passion for advancing women, for creating a more inclusive world, and for building a better future," says Balares, who will present the award to Ms. Arbus. "Over the decades, Loreen has shown exceptional impact through her philanthropy and leadership in Women Moving Millions, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, The Women's Media Center, The Women's Leadership Board at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and across many causes and organizations, from health and education, to women's media, public policy, minority rights, and the arts."

"This great honor is especially meaningful to me because it will be presented by the visionary founder of Womensphere who is aggressively building a transformative global community platform which makes the world more inclusive of women and girls," says Loreen Arbus.

About Loreen Arbus:
Loreen Arbus is currently the President of the Loreen Arbus Foundation, The Goldenson-Arbus Foundation and Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc. Her philanthropy supports a broad scope of interests, including advocacy for women and girls, as well as for the world's largest minority, people with disabilities. She has established and funds many scholarships that both enhance and elevate social consciousness around her philanthropic interests -- scientific and medical research, public policy, the arts, media responsibility, human and animal rights. Arbus holds the distinction of being the first woman to head programming for a U.S. network, a feat accomplished twice (both at Showtime and Cable Health Network/Lifetime). Arbus is the author of six nonfiction books, has written countless articles for many national publications, and was twice nominated for an Emmy. She serves on over a dozen nonprofit boards. Ms. Arbus, widely recognized for her humanitarian and professional accomplishments, has received The Heart of Giving Award presented by President Bill Clinton in 2001, and was chosen as one (of 40) Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World in 2002. She lives in New York, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires. She is a high profile professional Argentine Tango choreographer and dancer. She serves on eleven boards, chairs major charity events around the world and is Founder/Chair of The Women Who Care Luncheon which benefits United Cerebral Palsy of New York City and has become a New York tradition.

Website link for Loreen Arbus:

About Womensphere:
Womensphere is a global community platform and social enterprise dedicated to unleashing the potential of women and girls, inspiring transformational leadership and innovation, and mobilizing systemic interventions and individual initiatives to create a better future for our world. Womensphere forms collaborations with leaders, innovators, companies, organizations, networks, and academic institutions around this shared purpose. The Womensphere Foundation empowers women and girls to lead, and brings together leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and institutions to create our future, and transform our world.

The public is invited to take part in the Womensphere Awards and to hear Loreen Arbus speak. The location is the Roone Arledge Auditorium of Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University. For directions go to:

To register for the Womensphere Awards or for more information about Womensphere, go to:

For more information about Womensphere Foundation go to:

To interview Loreen Arbus, contact Mari Merlo at JGPR: or (917) 626-1300.

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