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March 28, 2011


By Donna Karan’s Urban Zen & Womensphere for Women’s History Month

WASHINGTON, DC– Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation & Womensphere has announced that Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network,will receive one of their 2011 Women’s History Month Luminary Awards on Monday, March 28, 2011 at a private event. Ms. Rogers will be honored as “an outstanding woman who has blazed trails, and whose life story and leadership provide a powerful inspiration to many women.” “The Luminary Award honors women who are unleashing potential, inspiring impact, and transforming the world,” said Analisa Balares, CEO of Womensphere, “and Kathleen Rogers is the epitome of this because she has been motivating and mobilizing people and organizations globally to build a green economy. Through Earth Day Network’s year-round work on major public policy and advocacy campaigns as well as global coordination of Earth Day, she has transformed ‘eco-friendly’ from a slogan into a substantive worldwide movement.” “I am humbled to receive this Luminary Award from Womensphere and UrbanZen, and to be stand beside such amazing women,” said Kathleen Rogers, President & CEO of Earth Day Network. “It is vital that women’s voices are where decisions are made, especially about the new green future, and that we inspire generations of women and girls worldwide to stand up and be involved. We need the experiences and perspectives of women to help identify creative solutions to all the world’s challenges.” Other Luminary Awardees are Lynn Tilton, Chairman & CEO of Patriarch Partners, and Linda Descano, CEO & President of Women & Co, Citigroup. About Earth Day Network Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement, driving action year-round. Earth Day Network does this through advocacy, education, public policy, and consumer campaigns. Earth Day Network mobilizes over one billion people in 192 countries with the help of our 25,000 partners. Please share your “Act of Green” to help EDN achieve its goal of “A Billion Acts of Green” by the 2012 U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development (aka “Rio+20)) archiveedn.wpengine.com. About Kathleen Rogers Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network, has worked for more than 20 years as an environmental attorney and advocate, focusing on public policy, international law, litigation, and community development. Under Ms. Roger’s leadership, Earth Day Network has taken a leadership role in advancing the new green economy and developed a dynamic team of year-round policy professionals and activists.  Earth Day Network reaches a broad constituency, including young people and people of color, and integrates civic participation into each of our programs and activities. About Womensphere & Urban Zen Foundation The Urban Zen Foundation creates, connects and collaborates to raise awareness and inspire change in the areas of well-being, preserving cultures and empowering children. Womensphere is a premier women’s leadership community dedicated to unleashing women’s potential and creating opportunities for women to transform the world. www.womensphere.orgwww.urbanzen.org