New York State Senate Honors “Women of Distinction”

NYS Senator Persaud Honors Ms. Inez Rodriguez’s for Her Contributions to Our Community

FOR RELEASE: 5/13/ 2016

Contact: Lateef Turral | 718-649-7653 |


BROOKLYN, NY – Senator Roxanne J. Persaud  invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of their communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York “Woman of Distinction.”

The Senate honored Canarsie resident Inez Rodriguez as Senate District’s 19 "Woman of Distinction" recipient.  Ms. Rodriguez stood alongside other women of distinction from throughout the state at the May 10th Albany ceremony, where each honoree’s photograph and biography became part of a special exhibit proclaiming the contributions of these exemplary New York women.

There are remarkable women in our midst whose lives, work or special accomplishments contribute to making our communities better, making our families stronger and serve as special examples to others. The Senate’s ‘Women of Distinction’ program provides a special opportunity to honor these women for their achievements and to thank them for the pride they bring to our communities.”

 Previous winners in the annual event have included leading women from the world of business, academics and civic life, as well as those who have performed heroic or selfless acts, made significant discoveries or provided examples of personal excellence against difficult odds.

The Women of Distinction program was created as part of the Senate’s celebration of Women’s History Month.  In addition to recognizing present-day women, each March, the Senate hosts a display that honors other distinguished women from New York’s past, from leaders of the 19th Century suffragist movement to pioneers in education, science and the arts.

Follow link for: Ms. Inez Rodriguez's Biography

Senator Persaud offers an online Women of Distinction exhibit through her web site