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Her time: Lucina Clarke, co-founder of My Time Inc., takes her moment in the spotlight.
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Head of the class: Assistant Principal Cassandra J. Brennan is all smiles.
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Cheers: Brewer Katarina Martinez enjoys the gala.
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Social time: Social worker Harriet Bloomberg Blank and guests pose for a picture.
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Reading up: Guests read the Women of Distinction magazine.
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Mother’s Day: Day care owner and mother of four Eladia Causil-Rodriguez.
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Clear as can be: The honorees were each awarded a plaque with their name on it.
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A plus: Teacher Mitzie Holstein, right, steps out of classroom and on to the red carpet.
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Congrats: Inna Lukyanenko celebrates with a guest.
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Her time to shine: Leslie Green, who runs a prom dress giveaway for young girls, looks ravishing.
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Packed house: Guests filled the Dyker Heights catering hall.
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Terrific trio: Community News Group Advertising Director Amanda Tarley and, right, 2015 honoree Carmen Gloria Rosario-Olmedo present Elana Martins with her award.
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Proud grandson: Linda Halsey, who works to raise awareness of cervical cancer, is congratulated by her grandson.
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Starts with her: It Starts Here founder Nicole Favours waits to accept her award.
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Next generation: Brooklyn branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People president L. Joy Williams has some help at the mic.
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Going forth: Park Slope community activist S.J. Avery steps up to receive her award.
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Awards on top of awards: Nonprofit founder Arlene King received some additional commendations.
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Stem advocate: Digital Girl, Inc. founder Michelle R. Gall takes the mic.
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All smiles: Kim Maier, executive director of the Old Stone House, takes in the night.
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In the papers: Violinist and volunteer Anna Malkina-Shumaeva’s talents have been lauded before.
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Sharing the night: Senior advocate Claudette Macey is surrounded by loved ones.
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Pretty in pink: Dr. Evelyn Castro of Medgar Evers College is all smiles.
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Patriotic philanthropy: Hero’s Benefit founder Gabrielle Puglia and her cheering section.
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Lovely ladies: CNG’s Amanda Tarley and, right, presenter Nicole Robinson-Etienne, congratulate Mask founder Ruchama Bistritzky-Clapman.
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Lisette Sosa-Dickson, executive director of Raices, poses for our shutterbug.
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Women supporting women: Rolanda Telesford, of the YWCA Brooklyn branch, is all smiles.
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Deserving award: Amanda Tarley and, right, Nicole Robinson-Etienne flank Monique Waterman, founder of East Flatbush Village.
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