This Tuesday, Humanic invited me to attend the look! Women of the Year Awards that took place in the Viennese City Hall. I can’t tell you how excited I was!! Not only was the event super glamorous and the location magical, there were so many great women honored that night! I just want to tell you about the three that struck me the most.
Auma Obama (Barack Obama’s sister) was awarded with the World Human Rights Award for her engagement for underprivileged children. No wonder she was honored with the “Deutsche Rednerpreis 2015″ earlier this year, she held a brilliant and moving acceptance speech that will stay in my mind for a long time. Such a strong and impressive woman! Oh, and as a studied Germanist, she held her speech in German btw… no big deal right? ;)
Mother-daughter-duo Christine & Cornelia Wallner were awarded in the category “Health”. DDr. Christine Wallner, who accepted the price also in behalf of her daughter Cornelia, founded a hospital ward in Tansania and in the course of that the community “Africa Amini Alama”. Her speech was also very touching, a very sweet lady and you could tell she totally is taken up in her work.
I was also very impressed by Barbara Panosch, awarded in the category “Children & Career”. The mother of four, who studied building technology, first built a career in that field. Then she decided to study education and care for refugees, as she is now running the Hayat (means life) in Salzburg, an arabic restaurant where refugees work. Also, she’s working as a child minder and is looking after unattended minor refugees.
I also want to show know what I was wearing that night. Since I don’t own a long evening gown, I paired a long black skirt with a black longsleeved lace top with ruffles and my Rockstud flats. We took some pics after the event on the streets of the 9th district, they turned out a little blurry but I quite like them