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Daisy Gallagher featured in New York City Times Square Marquee shown receiving award in Athens Greece which was held at Acropolis Museum entitled "Global Business Person and Entrepreneur of Century"  

Authorized Agency: Gallagher & Gallagher Worldwide, Inc. 

Daisy Gallagher is a respected global business leader and marketing guru who has been featured worldwide on major network broadcasting media, newspapers, magazines and online reporting.  She and her company are recipients of more than 100 industry awards and recognitions. In 2018 Gallagher & Gallagher Worldwide, Inc was named Integrated Marketing Agency of the Year and Daisy Gallagher was named Most Influential Woman in Brand Marketing - 2018.  Above Daisy is featured on the Times Square Marquee for her award recognition as Global Business and Entrepreneur of the Century presented to her on October 2017 in Athens, Greece at the EAWC Global Golden Awards Ceremony held at Acropolis Museum under auspice of Minister of Tourism. (Also featured on Marquee with Daisy Gallagher is Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism for Greece and Loula Loi Alafoyiannis, President of EAWC)

Press Release - Influential Business Woman Awards – Daisy Gallagher

United Kingdom, 2018 – Acquisition International Magazine have announced Daisy Gallagher of Washington, DC, USA as winner of the 2018 Influential Business Woman Awards.

The Influential Business Woman Awards return in 2018 to add their voice to the masses who believe gender equality is the only solution for a sustainable global economy. Promoting and encouraging women to take part in entrepreneurial endeavors and providing opportunities in market-based enterprises is key to lifting communities across the world.

Despite this, however, we recognize that female entrepreneurs still face many challenges, such as limited access to financing, training and business networks, in addition to the uncertain job markets and fluctuating economies shared with their male counterparts.

Considering these additional burdens it seems imperative to recognise the achievements made by businesswomen globally; not just the 105 million self-employed women in the UK, or the 9.4 million women-owned firms in the USA, but to all the businesswomen who have surmounted so many obstacles to attain professional success.

Discussing the awards, Katherine Benton, Coordinator stated: “It is my pleasure to recognise the outstanding female talent in the workplace, and offer my congratulations to the very best women business leaders from across the corporate landscape. I look forward to hearing more about their successes and endeavors over the coming months.” Acquisition International prides itself on the validity of its awards and winners. The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition.

About Acquisition International Magazine
Acquisition International is a monthly magazine brought to you by AI Global Media Ltd, a publishing house that has reinvigorated corporate finance news and reporting. Its topical news articles make it a valued read, and this readability ensures that advertisers will benefit greatly from their investment.
AI works alongside leading industry analysts to ensure we publish the most up-to-date figures and analysis. The magazine has a global circulation, which brings together all parties involved in deal making and, in an increasingly global deal market, we are uniquely positioned to reach the deal makers that matter.

October 22, 2017

For Immediate Release:

The Honorable Elena Kountoura Minister of Tourism of the Hellenic Republic hosts The 21st Global Goddess Artemis Award Symposium & Ceremony in Athens, Greece – Honorees Include Distinguished Leaders from the United States 

The Global Goddess Artemis Award is presented to notable women and men leaders from around the globe for their distinguished achievements in the fields of business, politics, academia and the arts. The end goal of this unique experience is the development of solid alliances and new prospects for all participants. 

(Washington DC/Athens, Greece) Distinguished Leaders from across the globe were recognized at the 21st Global Goddess Artemis Award Ceremony held at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece.  The program was under the auspice of and hosted by the Honorable Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism of the Hellenic Republic.  Distinguished leaders in business, academia, philanthropy, and the arts from across the globe were in attendance.

The Honorable U. S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney stated in her video address, “I congratulate all Honorees, I also congratulate the Founder, CEO and President of EAWC, Loula Loi Alafoyiannis.” The Congresswoman is founder and co-chair of the Hellenic Caucus, one of the largest caucuses in U.S. Congress. “The goal (of the Caucus) is to increase the friendship and cooperation of these two great countries,” she said.

The Honorable Elena Kountoura, stated, “On this occasion I would like, first of all, to applaud Loula Loi Alafoyiannis and all of the EAWC’s spectacular work for more than two decades in the field of strengthening the status of women in leadership positions. This program held in Greece provides a unique opportunity for prominent leaders and prestigious personalities to interconnect and exchange thoughts and ideas on how to move forward on a national and international level and to become partakers of the Greek Spirit and culture.”

The Honorees from the United States are,


Ms. Daisy Gallagher, CEO of Gallagher & Gallagher Worldwide, Inc., co-founder of SUSTAP LLC, board advisor for several enterprises, senior advisor to Washington DC Archangels investors group, serial entrepreneur, chief strategist, multi-award winning business person, mentor and advocate for women in power, author, two decades plus of community and business leadership was recognized for global business and entrepreneurship. She resides in the Northeast, with offices in Washington DC, Pennsylvania and New York City

Dr. Terry Neese, founder and CEO of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women, entrepreneur, public policy strategist, women's equality advocate, and award-winning small business owner. Dr. Neese, resides in Oklahoma, has created several non-profit organizations and businesses, she has spent time in Afghanistan mentoring the women there and advocating for their right to equality.  Dr. Neese was recognized for her commitment to increasing women's roles in business ownership and shaping public policy.

Ms. Victoria Woods, CEO of ChappelWood Financial Services in Edmond was also recognized for her work in supporting, impacting and empowering women as a wealth management leader. She serves as the Finance Chair for the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women and hosts events to raise funds for a variety of charitable organizations.



Complete list of Honorees of this prestigious award from United States, Greece and around the world are:



Renowned songwriter, composer, politician and activist

The Greek of the World



US Congresswoman (D-NY)

The “Bouboulina” of the Greek Americans & Cypriot Americans



Minister of Tourism of the Hellenic Republic

Goodwill Ambassador of Social Volunteering

President of Organization, EUROPA DONNA GREECE



Pioneer of The Ark of the World (Kivotos tou Kosmou)

Provider of care and protection for mothers and children



Executive Global National Ambassador of Greece to

The Council of Europe for Sports,

Citizen of Europe for Year 2017

The fearless and daring woman with a can-do attitude & extraordinary achievements




Executive President of A.S. STAR TEAM FOR THE CHILDREN MC

The person with exceptional love and passion for children in need



Professor, University of Athens and

Doctor Honoris Causa of the University Liceo Cervantino of Irapuato, Mexico

Visionary promoter of bilateral educational and scientific relationships



 CEO of Gallagher & Gallagher Worldwide, Inc.

Global Business Person and Entrepreneur of the Century







Founder of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women

Her thirst to help Rwandan and Afghani women to receive a degree in Business Administration



Awarded Film Director

His passion and love promoting Greece worldwide




The Journalist and Goodwill Ambassador of Fashion for Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy

The real visionary who connects the fashion with society



Professor, National Technical University of Athens

Honored by the European Union

For her contribution to environmental issues related to desalination



The famous Greek American sculptor

A distinguish Greek American philanthropist and artist



Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Advisor

For ChappelWood Financial Services

Champion for Women and Wealth Management Leader



Associate Professor, University of Ioannina & Harvard University

The academician who connected media with Greek language and culture



Editor-in-Chief of the medical and scientific website “onMed

Outstanding contributions to the world of print and online media



Créateur de la mode

Athens - Paris - New York

For bringing the Hellenic Spirit and his creativity to celebrities around the world




High Fashion designer

The distinguished Greek fashion ambassador



Public Relations Advisor at Greek Public Relations Company,

Journalist in Greece and Abroad

For her contribution to the humanity



Innovative Artist

The woman who empowers people to create their own unique life path



Chairman of HUAJING Group Corporation

Successful young woman entrepreneur in Asia, Europe and USA



President TAIE Homelike Life Hall in Chengdu, China

The woman who created a life experience Museum by merging tradition and technology 



Business Owner and Entrepreneur of the Year USA



Executive Associate Dean of Global Programs,

Director of the Centre International Business Studies in New York Institute of Technology

Creator of an acclaimed MBA Executive Program that emphasizes experiential learning


The Honorees and Guests were part of an 8 day cultural program, visiting the gorgeous Island of Mykonos, enjoying the luxurious five star Royal Myconian Resort & Villas. Festivities hosted by The Honorable Kostas Koukas, Mayor of Mykonos who met with them and attended celebrations at Nice and Easy Restaurant.  Afterward the trip continued in Athens, distinguished honorees and guests enjoyed the luxury of the five star Hotel St. George Lycabettus Lifestyle Boutique Hotel.  They toured historic landmarks, including the Acropolis and Temple of Poseidon.  Special visits were held with The Honorable Elena Koutoura, Minister of Tourism of the Hellenic Republic, The Honorable George Patoulis, Mayor of Amaroussion City and President Central Union of Municipalities of Greece and a visit to the Greek Parliament.


Loula Loi Alafoyiannis, EAWC, Founder & Executive Global President, and organizer of the 21st Annual Global Artemis Award ceremony, thanked the Honorable U.S. Congresswoman Maloney for her support and long stance commitment to public service, thanked The Honorable Elena Kountoura for her support and also praised her for her commitment to public service.  She acknowledged The Honorable Katerina P. Panagopoulos, National Ambassador of Greece to the Council of Europe for Sports, Tolerance and Fair Play, Citizen of Europe 2017.  She gave a special acknowledgement to the EAWC Board. Loula acknowledged Dignitaries, VIPs, Hosts and Honored Guests in the audience and those whose support helped to make the 21st Annual Global Goddess Artemis program possible. Biographies of Honorees, media wall from the program, and supporters’ acknowledgements may be found at  


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March 8, 2018


Daisy Gallagher, CEO, Gallagher & Gallagher Worldwide, Inc. at the United Nations General Assembly Hall, International Women’s Day commemoration with UN Secretariat, officials, activists, and celebrities.

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.


The participants also included UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres who spoke about achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls as the unfinished business of our time and that this is an opportunity to consider how to accelerate the 2030 agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The program included Academy-award winning actor and activist, Reese Witherspoon one of the leaders in the “Time Out” movement which has raised more than 20 million dollars for women’s legal defense fund, and Tony-nominated playwright, Black Panther actor and activist, Danai Gurira, who is concentrating her energy on helping to fight the injustices and inequality among young girls in Africa. Also in attendance were the President of the UN General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop


Over her longstanding career, Daisy Gallagher has received numerous awards and recognitions for her support of women’s rights. She participated and has been active in leadership programs as an activist for women’s equality in the workplace both in the private and public sector. She has lectured on the subject and written a best-selling book “How to Succeed in a Testosterone World without Losing Estrogen” which focuses on inspirational quotes from women trailblazers as well as marketing and business techniques for success in the private and the public sector workplace. She herself has been part of the fiber of inequality at the workplace both in management and at the helm as an Officer, she has not only survived, but thrives with more than two decades of successful award winning leadership earning respect as a leading expert in her field in what is usually a male dominated industry.


“Women represent 50% of the population and give birth to the other 50%” she has stated over the years and accurately predicted that “… as women find their voice nothing and no one will stop the movement for justice and equality.”

“Attending the UN International Women’s Day, there is an energy in the air that is different from the past.” Said Gallagher. “This time it feels unique, as if the train has finally left the station and we as women and the men who support us are all on board – it isn’t about agreeing on everything, it is about agreeing on one thing – JUSTICE.”



Daisy Gallagher 19th Annual EAWC Business Forum Roundtable - U. S. Capitol, Longworth Building - May 13, 2015

May 20, 2015

For immediate release:

Euro-American Women’s Council Brings Leaders from Greece, Europe, Asia, Latin America and United States to U.S. Capitol for 19th Global Goddess Artemis Ceremony  

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney served as Honorary Host of the prestigious EAWC 19th Annual Global Goddess Artemis Ceremony with several members of Congress and other distinguished leaders in business, academia, philanthropy, and the arts from across the United States and around the globe in attendance.

(Washington, DC) - The European American Women's Council (EAWC) held its 19th Annual Global Goddess Artemis Awards Ceremony Thursday, May 14, 2015. The ceremony took place in the U. S. Capitol Rayburn Building with an audience comprised of members of Congress and other distinguished leaders and celebrities from Greece, Europe, Latin America, Asia and the United States in attendance. The Global Business Roundtable was held the previous day, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the U.S. Capitol’s Longworth Building.

The Honorary Host for this prestigious event was Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, 12th District NY.  In her remarks introducing the Congresswoman, Ms. Edie Frasier, CEO of STEMconnector touched on the Congresswoman’s staunch support and action she has taken on behalf of her New York constituency and the 10 bills she has championed - soon to be 11 - signed by the President into law.  So far as her undeniable commitment of women’s movements, she was co-chair of the House Caucus on Women's Issues, authored and helped ensure the enactment into law which was hailed as "the most significant anti-rape legislation ever conceived by Congress" by the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network.  The Congresswoman also introduced the Child Care Affordability Act to increase access to child care by offering tax credits; she has been the chief house sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment, and along with her colleague Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced legislation to produce a National Women's History Museum.  She also sponsored the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, and is the co-chair and co-founder of the Human Trafficking Caucus.    

Congresswoman Maloney then approached the podium. “It is a great honor to welcome the Euro- American Women’s Council to Capitol Hill for the 19th Annual Global Forum and Goddess Artemis Award Ceremony.  Before I begin, I want to recognize Ms. Loula Loi Alafoyiannis, EAWC’s Founder & Executive Global President.  Loula is someone I’ve known for many, many years.  She is a fierce advocate for women, a caring and passionate ally, a trusted advisor and confidant, and a dear personal friend.  I want to thank her for the great work she does, particularly with the Euro American Women’s Council.” She stated. “EAWC is an important organization.  By mentoring and educating the next generation, it is preparing women to succeed in a changing world.”  We are here today to recognize the a few individuals who share the EWAC mission.  They have made important advancements in their fields. These leaders in government, business and culture share a passion for improving the lives of others.  They are committed to creating opportunities for women across the globe.  And they work tirelessly to support their communities.” She concluded, “I congratulate these honorees and I thank the EAWC Board Members and Coalition Partners who have made it their mission to recognize the excellent contributions of these fine leaders.  I thank and admire all of those who have joined with us for this event.  For your important work, and for the work that lies ahead.   It is my privilege to be with you and to welcome you to Washington, DC.” 

Ms. Loula Loi Alafoyiannis, EAWC Founder & Executive Global President then approached the podium to welcome everyone. She praised the Congresswoman for her support of issues affecting women, children and families, her tireless dedication to her constituency and her long stance commitment to public service.  She then gave a special thank you to the EAWC Executive Board; Ms. Phyllis Hill Slater, cofounder & Global Chair of EAWC,  Ms. Judy K. Sheppard, President  & CEO Professional Services of America - EAWC Executive President of Global Business Relations and Ms. Daisy Gallagher, Founder & Chairman of Gallagher & Gallagher Worldwide,  Inc.-  EAWC Ambassador at Large and Government Affairs Liaison. She also recognized the coalition partners, supporters and media partners.  She then welcomed the Honorees and the distinguished guests from around the world.        

The awards program was moderated by Ms. Tanya Slater Lowe, Director, National Contact Center, US Department of Labor.  Ms. Lowe continued with the opening ceremonies, introducing Ms. Angelina Alexon an international singer who is exploding on to the music scene.  She possesses a 4 octave light lyric soprano vocal range. Her vocal range, tone and power have been compared to Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, she also sings in 7 different languages.  Ms. Alexon performed the National Anthems of the United States and Greece.  She then performed the “Parthenon “song with special meaning about her homeland, Greece and dedicated an original song she wrote to Congresswoman Maloney because of her strong support of women causes.

The following Honorees were recognized for their distinguished leadership in government, business, culture and humanitarian efforts, all Honorees share a dedication to excellence and a determination to achieve.

  • The Honorable Katerina P. Panagopoulos National Ambassador of Greece to the Council of Europe for Sports, Tolerance and Fair Play, President of the Panhellenic Women’s Sport Association “KALLIPATEIRA”

  • U. S. Congressman John Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) 3rd Congressional District,

  • U. S Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY), 6th Congressional District,

  • U.S. Congressman Gus Bilirakis, (R- FL) 12th Congressional District

  • U.S. Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY), 4th Congressional District

  • U. S. Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY), 1st Congressional District

  • Ms. Connie Lawn - Senior White House Correspondent,

  • Ms. Diane McGraw - Former Exec. Dir. Office of Tourism & Film in Pennsylvania,

  • Mr. Konstantinos Mastorakis-CEO KNOW-HOW Director, Communications Nazzionale Piloti F1,

  • Ms. Virginia Gibson - Co-Principal SUSTAP LLC,

  • Mr. Utku Yazan - GM Turkish Airlines from Thessaloniki,

  • Mr. Mario DiNatale President of Nazzionale Piloti Formula 1,

  • Mr. Winston “Buzz” Willis CEO/Pres All Access Entertainment Group,

  • Ms. Susan Solovic The Small Business Expert,

  • Mr. Mohinder Singh Taneja Founder & President of Ambassador of Diversity American Diversity Forum Inc.,

  • Ms. Stamatia Trivoulides Artist & Painter,

  • Mr. & Mrs. Kosta & Maria Domenikos - International & Domestic Child Services,

  • Mr. Zan-Song Qu President Weihai New Youth Culture & Art School Shandong, China,

  • Mr. Nick Nikolopoulos Executive Pastry Chef & Business Owner,

  • Mr. Vangelis Syrigos Wellness Expert & Life Consultant, Owner of ANANDA Resort Thailand.

  • (Their speeches may be found on the EAWC, Black Noise Media and Silke Endress Lifestyle of the Lady CEO YOU TUBE Channels).  

The previous day, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the U.S. Capitol Longworth Building, Ms. Daisy Gallagher, Founder & Chairman of Gallagher & Gallagher Worldwide, Inc. and EAWC Board Member chaired the Global Business Roundtable Discussions.  The Roundtable consisted of leadership from various countries and the United States.

Ms. Gallagher, who is also a longtime advocate of women’s rights and an author of a bestselling book on the subject, entitled “How to Succeed in a Testosterone World without Losing Estrogen,” opened up the discussions with introductions and proceeded to the first topic; “Women’s Leadership and their Role in the Global Economy.” In her presentation, Ms. Gallagher highlighted the advancements women have made and the challenges they still face. She tracked the timeline of women’s voting, the struggle for equal pay, and the status of the Equal Rights Amendment in the United States initiated in 1923 by Alice Paul.  She noted, it has been put forth in front of Congress, and passed in 1972 and every time since, however, there is a requirement for 38 states to ratify it into law and today the US is in its 114th Congress and the ERA is still shy of 3 states approval to pass.  She also touched on the role women play in the strength of the Nation’s economy, specifically highlighting Women as an Economic Force; quoting The Guardian Small Business Research Institute among others and projections that women-owned businesses will create 5.5 million new jobs by 2018, more than half the 9.7 million new small business jobs expected to be created, and about one-third of the 15.3 million total new jobs anticipated by the Bureau of Labor, yet she added that women still earn one-third less than their counterparts for equal titles and there are approximately only 19.4% of women serving in Congress or 104 out of 536 seats and only 24 Female CEO or only 4.8% are on the Fortune 500 list.  Discussions and exchange proceeded all noting there is still much work to be done for women’s equality and also touching on the importance of women's mentorship of other women. 

The next topic was support of women around the world, including the non-profit organization started by Ms. Alafoyiannis aptly titled “Save Grandmothers from Breast Cancer.” Loula's passion is focused on fund-raising to create and implement educational programs, awareness and recognition so that she can "save every woman from the disease." In addition, discussion ensued in acknowledgement of Ms. Virginia Gibson’s selfless act of kindness as an organ donor through the incompatible donor program which created a chain of eleven recipients and as co-founder of “Give to Get” foundation which focuses on providing online resource support to both donors and recipients.  Ms. Gallagher moved the discussion to “Analyzing Success in Business and the Environment,” discussion centered on how this 7 trillion dollar space is an economic implicator, job creator, and a vantage point for a healthier planet.

She then welcomed the next discussion to the roundtable by the experts centered on “Greece’s Geostrategic Place and its role in the security and stability of Europe.  The discussion soon turned to return of The Parthenon Marbles to Greece.  The Marbles are famous sculptures and architecture depicting scenes from Greek mythology and once part of the Parthenon.  Built in 5th century BC to honor Athena, the temple is one of the most recognized symbols of western civilization and regarded as the highest architectural achievement of the Ancient Greeks.  For 40 years Athens has argued that the sculptures which were in the Parthenon until removed by Lord Elgin, England’s ambassador should be reunited with the other surviving pieces in Athens instead of being in the British Museum. In 2009, Greece unveiled the Acropolis Museum. The Museum was created not only to showcase to the world the priceless treasures from the Acropolis and Parthenon, but to reunite the Parthenon Marbles to their home City of Athens and there exists an empty space in the Acropolis Museum awaiting their return.  Ms. Alafoyiannis emphasized the high level importance of supporting this cause and all those present agreed.

EAWC Executive Board of Directors would like to acknowledge the 19th Annual Global Goddess Awards Coalition Partners, Supporters and Media Partners of this prestigious event.  Please visit for the program listing of these individual organizations

The Roundtable Discussions at the U.S. Capitol Longworth Building and the 19th Global Goddess Artemis Awards Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Rayburn Building video and photos by Ms. CeCe Cole, Founder/Editor-In-Chief Silke Endress Lifestyle of the Lady CEO, International Professional Women's Magazine Links include: Click Here for PHOTOS:   Click Here for VIDEOS:

The Global Goddess Artemis Awards Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Rayburn Building filmed by Mr. Michael Pinckney, Managing Director & CEO Black Noise Media Boogievision.  Mr. Pinckney has more than a decade of experience as an assistant director on films and television series such as Chris Rock’s hit “Top Five”, “The 25th Hour”, “7th Heaven”, “Broad City”, “The Best Man”, “Law & Order”, “Inside Man” and the academy award nominated film "Precious" for which he was nominated for a DGA award along with the director Lee Daniels. Click here for VIDEOS: LINK:


About EAWC: EAWC’s Mission is to strengthen the status of women in the global marketplace by building strategies and alliances between women in business and prominent leaders across the United States, Europe, Mexico, Latin America, Asia and many places all over the world.  Through EAWC, women of diverse backgrounds and various accomplishments work together to advance women’s access to positions of leadership and responsibility.  The EAWC is helping to pave the way for the future generations of business leaders to come.   

Source: Gallagher & Gallagher Worldwide, Inc.

Washington, DC, USA
on behalf of EAWC


For Immediate Release: December 20, 2012


Distinguished Leaders from across the Globe and Members of Congress were invited to participate at Global Business Forum & EAWC Artemis Ceremony held at U. S. Capitol


Ms. Daisy Gallagher CEO/Chief Global Strategy Officer of Gallagher & Gallagher Worldwide, Inc. was recognized at the Global Business Forum, along with other distinguished business leaders. The forum was held at the U. S. Capitol and attended by distinguished members of Congress and leaders in business, academia, philanthropy, and the arts from across the United States and around the globe  


(Washington DC) - The European American Women's Council (EAWC) held its 16th Annual Artemis Awards Ceremony Wednesday, November 14, 2012. The ceremony took place in the Rayburn Building with an audience of distinguished leaders and celebrities from the United States and across the globe in attendance. The Global Business Forum and Innovation Recognitions were held the following day, Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the U.S. Capitol’s Cannon Building. The programs were hosted by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, 14th District NY and Ms. Loula Loi Alafoyiannis, EAWC Founder & Executive Global President


The program was moderated by Ms. Gina Slater, Co-Founder Black Women’s Enterprise and Ms. Daisy Gallagher, CEO/Chief Global Strategy Officer, Gallagher & Gallagher Worldwide, EAWC Executive Global Board of Directors. In her speech Congresswoman Maloney praised EAWC and its founder Loula Loi Alayfoyannis and stated; “This is a wonderful event that brings business and cultural leaders from around the world and I am delighted to host it for the second year.   Loula and EAWC have brought together an extraordinary group of individuals who have broken ground and made a difference in their respective fields. I salute all the Honorees. They are leaders in government, business and culture who share a dedication to excellence and a determination to achieve.” The Congresswoman also highlighted the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the need to continue to reach out and assist the victims.


The impressive list of distinguished guests, speakers, Honorees of the EAWC prestigious Goddess Artemis Award and the Global Business Forum Leadership in Innovation Award, included; The Honorable United States Congressman, Mr. Charles Rangel; The Honorable United States Congresswoman, Mrs. Carolyn McCarthy; The Honorable Greek Congressman, Mr. Pangiotis Kouroumplis; Mrs. Judy K. Sheppard, President & CEO Professional Services of America, Inc., Ms. Phyllis Slater, Co-Founder Black Women’s Enterprise; Ms. Daisy Gallagher, CEO, Chief Global Strategy Officer Gallagher Worldwide, Inc.; Mrs. Arianna Huffington, CEO, the Huffington Post; Mrs.Mary Crisalli Sansone, Executive Director, CIAO; Mr. Michael Stougiannos, CEO,; Mrs. Edie A. Fraser, CEO at STEM Connector & Senior Consultant at Diversified Search; Mrs. Shyamalee Premawardhana Tudawe, Editor-in-Chief, “Hi Magazine”, The Honorable Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN, Dr. Palitha T. B. Kohona; Dr. Chen Changjin, President of Henxin Group, Mr. Michael Stougiannos, CEO,, Mr. Thanos Alafoyiannis, President of the Board and Managing Director, Prosvasis A.E.B.E., Mrs. Susan Horsfall, Director of Government Relations / Principal, Aegis Atlantic Holding L.L.C., Ms. Despoina Moirou, Writer & Actress, Mr. Chuan-Xing Zhang, President of Yong Tong Cultural & Creative Development Inc., China, Mr. Thoma Kikis, Producer, Mrs. Almas Jiwani, President and CEO of Women Canada National Committee and Frontier Canada Inc., Dr. Melpo Christofidou-Solomidou, Research Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.


Ms. Gina Slater, Co-Founder Black Women’s Enterprise who did a wonderful job moderating the EAWC Goddess Artemis Award Ceremony also praised the European Women’s Council; “ The EAWC’s mission is to strengthen the status of women in the global marketplace by building strategic alliances between women in business and prominent leaders across the United States, Europe, Mexico, Latin America and other places of the world.” She said. 

The next day Ms. Daisy Gallagher welcomed the distinguished guests to the Global Business Forum and in her speech she also included praises for EAWC and its founder and touched on the Freedom which enabled her own business success story; “Today at this historic building is a perfect example as I look across the room and see so many leaders in business, academia, philanthropy, and artists from different parts of the world sitting in the audience and some about to share their stories with us.” She added, “We are in the Cannon House Office Building completed in 1908, it is the oldest congressional office building on Capitol Hill. It is very fitting that this forum with this years’ focus on Innovation takes place at the U.S. Capitol building which governs the laws that represents for us the ability to dream, create, learn and aspire to be whatever we wish to be if we work hard work, persevere and believe.” She added, “It is a place where laws are made to insure we may contribute in our own way and pursue our dreams regardless of where we come from, the color of our skin, our first language, or whatever the background of our upbringing. As an immigrant myself, with my own long successful stance in business and the ability to pursue my dreams, I stand humbly here today as a testimony of that wonderful gift.” Speeches from other leaders followed highlighting their own success stories. 


Media Contacts:

For EAWC: Loula Loi Alafoyiannis –

For Gallagher Worldwide: Ms. Daisy Gallagher;

CBS Radio Anchor Al Cole Interviews Daisy Gallagher on Live 365 People of Distinction Program

Hi Daisy, Hope everything is going well. I received great responses to it (from national audience of listeners)! Al Cole.

In this live interview, Daisy Gallagher was the sole guest for the one hour of the People of Distinction nationally broadcast program.  Al Cole extrapolates from Daisy Gallagher a wide range of important topics; from her role as a government contractor and the first woman owned business on the GSA AIMS schedule and the first of twenty in the nation to be awarded the AIMS schedule, to what it is like to be a woman in business in America, including the obstacles, challenges and opportunities facing her and other women today based on her own experience and the results of the most comprehensive study made in American history.  Listen to the informative and heartfelt conversation between Al Cole and Daisy Gallagher on diversity & inclusion.  Learn what she says about sustainability from her more than twenty five years expertise and leadership of award winning marketing initiatives in that field - and as President of the Green Meeting Industry Council Mid Atlantic Chapter - take away her observations where we are headed both from an environmental and economic standpoint in the 21st Century. And hear what Al Cole asks her after he commends her as founder of her company and the many successes over the years she has accumulated including hundreds of awards & recognitions for business and community leadership and as a business leader and marketing guru -- get her poignant advice and lessons learned on starting, maintaining and succeeding in business, find out about Daisy Gallagher's new book and learn of some upcoming important initiatives which affects all of us in one way or another and lots more....a not to be missed.....

Below are excerpts of the interview with Al Cole, if you wish to obtain a full version of the interview please contact media department, at