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Ivy K Pendleton receives 2013 International Impact Award
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Communications Expert Ivy K Pendleton Receives

International Impact Award from United Nations NGO

Centre for Economic and Leadership Development in

Paris France



WASHINGTON, DC – March 27, 2013 - - Public Relations expert and former US South Sudan Spokeswoman Ivy K. Pendleton, MBA, received the 2013 International Impact Award in Leadership from the Centre for Economic Leadership and Development (CELD), a United Nations (UN) sanctioned Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)  for successful international public relations and marketing communications campaigns and private sector development initiatives, in addition to her commitment to addressing global challenges in social welfare, poverty and global women entrepreneurship.


The awards ceremony was held during the 2nd International Conference on African Women Development at the Paris Pullman MontParnesse Conference Center. Attendees included diplomats, delegates, global leaders and high ranking government officials from: Ghana, Kenya, United States, Nigeria, South Africa, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Amsterdam and many others.


The theme of the event, “Women and SMEs Development in Africa: Key to Unlocking Africa’s Growth Potentials” focused on Manufacturing, Agriculture, Tourism, Infrastructure, Textiles, Energy and Oil and Gas with a focus on Private Sector Development, Import/Export trade, Global Networking and Entrepreneurship.  


Ivy presented a seminar,Communicating and Competing Globally in the International Marketplace” that focused on women’s contributions to the expanding GDP in Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey and focused on reduced budgets and economic hardships faced by many small businesses.


About Ivy K Pendleton

Ivy K. Pendleton is a marketing communications and public relations expert based in Washington DC and author of “Good Girl’s Guide to Public Relations, Publicity and Marketing: A HOW-TO Survival Guide for the Novicepublished by TCA Books, a division of The Communications Agency. She is available for speaking engagements, consulting and seminars regarding International Development for NGOs, Global Communications and Business. She has a personal website at


About CELD

The Centre for Economic and Leadership Development (CELD) is a non-governmental organization committed to addressing the challenges faced by vulnerable women and children in today’s world, alleviating extreme poverty among the less privileged via a wide range of efforts aimed at building better futures for the vulnerable child and women. 




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