Awarded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York City Council Member Helen Sears

FLUSHING MEADOW PARK, NY, April 2, 2009 — Repêchage CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati received special recognition at the Seventh Annual “Top Women in Business” Networking Awards Dinner presented by the Queens Courier, Queens Business Today and American Airlines. Sarfati was honored as a successful leader and innovator in her field of business and was awarded with a Certificate of Recognition of the City of New York by Mayor Michael Bloomberg for her outstanding business and community leadership and a Certificate of Recognition and Gratitude on behalf of the New York City Council by Council Member Helen Sears. 

Top Women in Business” is an annual event that honors outstanding women in the NYC metro area and recognizes their achievements in business.  Over 600 people attended this year’s dinner, a premier event in the New York Business world. Rosanna Scotto, co-host of “Good Day New York,” was dubbed “Top Woman of the Year” and other honorees included women from a myriad of business backgrounds from Public Relations to Government to Education. 

Lydia Sarfati, CEO and President of Repêchage, discovered the rich, hydrating properties of seaweed and was the first to bring seaweed-based skincare products to the US and turn it into a business initiative. Born in Poland and inspired by European Spa traditions, Sarfati elevated her passion and experience into one of the most successful skin care companies in the world.  She has devoted the past 30 years developing seaweed-based skincare products that soothe, repair and reverse damage caused by stress, aging and environmental pollutants.  Today, she presides over a 50,000 square foot manufacturing, research and development and training facility in the U.S. 

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