NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lynn Tilton, founder and CEO of Patriarch Partners, LLC, (Patriarch) a private equity firm and holding company managing 74 companies with annual revenues of more than $8 billion, was honored with the Luminary Award at the Women’s History Month Celebration organized by Womensphere and The Urban Zen Foundation. The event, which took place last night at the Urban Zen Center in New York City, featured CEOs, thought leaders and policy makers as well as performances by renowned artists and talks by women innovators who are positively impacting the world, inspiring brighter futures for all.
“I am indelibly honored to receive this award which so fittingly describes the intent of both my mission and business to create light in a world of darkness and to be a force of hope and inspiration,” said Tilton.
"The Luminary Award is one that we give to women whose leadership, innovation, and personal commitment have illuminated and inspired the lives of millions, and positively transformed the world,” said Analisa Leonor Balares, CEO & Founder of Womensphere. “We are honored to give Lynn Tilton our inaugural Luminary Award, as her life, vision and leadership provide a shining light to millions the world over."
Womensphere is a unique leadership community and independent media network that inspires, connects & unites women leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers, scientists, artists, financiers, explorers, and pioneering women across all fields. www.womensphere.org
About Urban Zen Foundation:
Urban Zen Foundation, founded by designer Donna Karan, creates, connects, and collaborates to raise awareness and inspire change in the areas of well-being, preserving cultures, and empowering children. The Foundation design forums, partner with existing organizations and bring together experts to define solutions and implement action. http://www.urbanzen.org/
About Patriarch Partners, LLC:
Patriarch Partners, LLC, is a private equity firm and holding company managing 74 companies with annual revenues of more than $8 billion. Founded by Wall Street veteran Lynn Tilton in 2000, Patriarch is dedicated to saving American manufacturing jobs by saving American companies that have fallen from economic favor. Since its inception, Patriarch has bought more than 150 companies, and in so doing has saved over 250,000 jobs. Patriarch’s portfolio includes a broad range of industrial concerns including Dura Automotive, American LaFrance, Denali, and MD Helicopters, in addition to iconic American brands such as Rand McNally, Spiegel Catalogs and Stila Cosmetics. Under Ms. Tilton's leadership, Patriarch has become the largest woman-owned business in America employing more than 120,000 employees. For more information, please visit: www.patriarchpartners.com.