Rosalind McLymont, the charming and outstanding Editor –in-Chief of The Network Journal – a New York based business magazine for Black professional and entrepreneurs was honored by New York City Comptroller, William J. Thompson, Jr. at the annual celebrations commerating The official Caribbean Heritage & Culture Month in the United States.
Mc Lymont was among six distinguish honorees and one organization honored at the annual event. With more than 20 years experience as a writer, speaker and advisor to companies on global business and entrepreneurship, Mc Lymont has worked with the United Nations Development Program’s Gender Program and for women in Russia through the Alliance of Russia and American Women. Additionally, she has been an advisor to the Institute on African Affairs and served as an executive board member of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation.
In brief remarks she gave to the large Caribbean audience in attendance, Mc Lymont said she was both honored and humbled at receiving the distinguish award. “I proudly share this award with all Caribbean people here in the United States.” Added, “I am humbled and gratified at receiving this distinguished honor from the City Comptroller; I will endeavor to continue to serve with pride and diligence our Caribbean community’
Mc Llymont is a prolific writer, and is the author of the groundbreaking novel, Middle Ground, – a book that received critical acclaim, as well as Africa: Strictly Business, the Steady March to Prosperity. She is a partner in the consulting company of McLymont, Kunda, & Co, a consulting firm that develops strategies for international business development that serves clients in the U.S., Africa and the Caribbean.
The 2009 honorees were: Jean M. Chin, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology, Mt. Sinai Medical Center; Dennis Derryck, Professor, the New School for Urban Management & Urban Policy; Rev. Dr. Grace Cornish-Livingstone. Minister & Relationship Consultant; Sgt. Herve Guiteau, Det. Sgt. of NYPD & Anthony King, Regional Director, Jamaica Tourist Board in New York.
A special presentation was made to Sesame Flyers Steel Orchestra, frequent winners of the West Indian American Day Parade steel band competition. The honoring event and reception was held at SEUI Union Headquarters in Lower Manhattan.
The annual event honors outstanding Caribbean community leaders and organizations for exemplary service to New York City Caribbean community.
Seated – Rosalind McLymont; Cheryl Hall; Dr. Jean Chin; Re. Dr. Grace Cornish Livingston & Dr. Eda Hastick.
Standing at rear: Anthony King; Curtis Nelson; Dennis Derryck; Sgt. Herve Guiteau; NYC Comptroller Wm. Thompson,Jr; unidentified person & Minister Mel Holder.
Photo credit: Donovan Gopie / NYC