Press release n° 1/2015

Press release n° 1/2015
Principality of Monaco  April, 9th  2015

“Woman of the Year 2015”
Under the High Patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco
Under the Honorary Presidency of Princess Charlene of Monaco
At the Yacht Club Monaco
Monday 11th May
The Prix Monte-Carlo “Woman of the Year” is an international award aimed at celebrating women from diverse sections of society and various parts of the world, who, thanks to their personal or professional actions, have had a positive impact on their own lives or on the lives of others.
The fourth edition of the award, created by the journalist Cinzia Sgambati-Colman in 2012, will take place on Monday 11th May in the Principality of Monaco at the new Yacht Club Monaco. The event will be sponsored by Walgreens Alliance Boots, the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world.
The judging Committee of the Prix Monte-Carlo “Woman of the Year” includes: Stéphane Valeri, Minister of Health and Social Affairs of Monaco; Cinzia Sgambati-Colman, president of the award committee and director of MonteCarloin; Marietta Vinci Corsini, antique dealer and administrator of GIE - Point Art Monaco; Smadar Eisenberg, President of AOPMC (Amis de l’Orchestre Philarmonique de Monte-Carlo); Maria Betti, director of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES); Marzia Lefebvre d’Ovidio, designer; Vladimir Semenikhin, Honorary  Consul of Kazakhstan in Monaco; Monika Assaraf, president of ERI; Doriana Marzocco; José Giannotti, General Agent and Director of Personal Insurance at Generali Insurance.
The judging Committee is responsible for the selection of candidates and the final decision. More information on the organisation and its selection criteria can be found at
This year the judging Committee has reviewed several applications and selected the two winning candidates, who will receive the award in a ceremony during the gala dinner.
As in past editions, the Committee will award two prizes: the first candidate will be rewarded for international outstanding projects and the second candidate will be recognised for its amazing initiatives within the environment of the Principality of Monaco. This year, the theme of the evening will be devoted to "Women and the Sea".
The Trophy of Prix Monte-Carlo “Woman of the Year ” will be realised by the architect-designer Kamil.
During the 2015 edition of the Prix Monte-Carlo, some Specials Awards will also be delivered to Women whose actions were related to the Sea. The trophy for the special awards will be designed by the Italian-Monegasque sculptress, Beli.
The delivery of the “Prix Monte-Carlo “Woman of the Year ” will take place during a gala dinner at the Yacht Club Monaco, on Monday 11 May at 20:00. Marco Predolin, an Italian show host, will present the evening.
The event will also launch an exhibition of Art Works realised by women in the theme of the sea.

Prix MonteCarlo - Femme de l'Année (copy NP7-Gande...
From left to right: P. Atchugarry, C.S. Colman, Ornella Barra (Alliance Boots), F. Bardon-Uribe, M. Betti, S. Eisenberg, M. Lefebvre, M. Vinci-Corsini, J. Giannotti et S. Valeri  (ft.©M. Gander/NewPress7)