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October 13, 2006 16:50 ET

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to Present the 2006 Women's World Awards in New York City

Queen Noor of Jordan, Whoopi Goldberg, Susan Sarandon, Mary J. Blige, Claudia Schiffer, Lucy Liu, Sharon Stone, Billie Jean King, Miky Lee and Robin Herbert, MD Among Honorees; Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Il Divo to Perform

NEW YORK, NY--(CCNMatthews - October 13, 2006) - The 2006 WOMEN'S WORLD AWARDS will be presented for the third time by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev, the President of the World Awards, to extraordinary women whose achievements in a variety of fields symbolize the best aspects of humankind -- unique personalities with vision, personal strength, commitment to their ideals and, above all, a passion for creating a better world in the 21st Century. This year's event, co-hosted by Teri Hatcher and produced by John Cossette (The Grammy Awards®), will feature performances by the legendary Stevie Wonder, Il Divo and Chaka Khan. Presenters will include Danny Glover, Gloria Estefan, James Lipton, and Forest Whitaker, among others. The event will be held on October 14th at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.

The 2006 Women's World Award Winner Categories include:

WORLD BUSINESS AWARD 2006:

Miky Lee for her extraordinary accomplishments as a successful business woman leading the largest entertainment group in South Korea and helping to make it an active global player, including participation in Steven Spielberg's SKG Studios.

WORLD TOLERANCE AWARD 2006:

Queen Noor of Jordan, for her sustained commitment to human rights, in particular the rights of women in underdeveloped countries.

WORLD ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2006:

Shana Dale is being honored for her pioneering spirit, vision and commitment to exploring the fascinating realm of space. As Deputy Administrator of NASA, she is the highest-ranking woman in the history of the American Aeronautics Agency.

WORLD ENTERTAINMENT AWARD 2006:

Whoopi Goldberg is being honored for her amazing versatility and unique talent. As UN Ambassador, she is actively involved in numerous projects supporting underprivileged children, the homeless, women's rights as well as AIDS awareness campaigns.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2006:

Susan Sarandon is being honored in recognition of her unique cinematic accomplishments and for her vocal support for numerous contemporary causes and valuable philanthropic contributions.

WORLD CHARITY AWARD 2006:

Sharon Stone is being honored for using her fame to actively support numerous charities including the fight against poverty and AIDS. At the World Economic Summit in Davos she single-handedly raised more than $1 million for malaria victims in Tanzania.

WORLD STYLE AWARD 2006:

Claudia Schiffer is being honored for the grace and style she brings to one of the most demanding professions. The German beauty understands the importance of giving back and has generously supported numerous humanitarian projects.

The Women's World Awards 2006 are presented by the SUPERFUND Investment Group. With about 50,000 investors and financial service centers in 16 countries, including the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Holland, Sweden, Hong Kong, Poland, Monaco and Austria, Superfund is one of the world's leading futures funds providers for private investors.

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For more information about the Women's World Awards and its affiliate organization, the Women's World Forum, please visit www.worldawards.com.


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