During challenging times, strong women rise to the occasion. Despite obstacles posed before them, these women find solutions and conquer the seemingly insurmountable. Lifeworx, a business which provides child care, elder care, housekeeping and lifestyle services, has made it their mission to recognize these women for their achievements. This year at its fifth annual event on May 8 at the Lotos Club in New York City, Lifeworx’s Celebrated Mom award will be announced and bestowed upon a most worthy recipient.
The recipient of the Celebrated Mom award is someone “who has excelled professionally and has been an inspiration to the community while having gone through life challenges,” Lifeworx CEO Bal Agrawal relates. These women are mothers pursuing successful careers while dealing with a significant life challenge. They serve as role models to others and are actively involved in a charity. Previous honorees include Carol Evans, the founder and CEO of Working Mother Media (2010), Hannah Storm, co-anchor of ESPN news (2011), Ali Wing, founder and CEO of Giggle (2012) and Janet Hanson, founder and CEO of 85 Broads (2013).
Lifeworx’s Compassionate Mom Gift will also be announced at the event. This honoree is a woman living in the greater New York area who has at least one child under the age of 16 living with her and under her care for most of the days of the week, during the school calendar year. She is currently facing difficult circumstances such as illness, death, divorce or other severe health of her own or those of a child, spouse or partner and does not have access to services provided by friends or family nor the financial resources necessary to secure child care or household services and does not receive assistance from social services. The Lifeworx Foundation steps in to provide help during her time of need.
Lifeworx grew out of Agrawal’s personal trials and tribulations. “As a single parent managing home, family, work and illness of my late wife, I have first-hand experience of what most moms often face,” he recounts.
Anticipation is running high for this year’s event. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served and the celebrated mother will share her story. For further info, please contact Christine Law at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-458-9917 – Sarah Ellen Rindsberg