14642 Wed, 06/11/2008 - 11:51am
NEW YORK–Rug designer Nani Marquina was among the honorees last week during an awards ceremony for the 2008 International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge.
The awards are a joint project initiated by the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona in association with the Indian Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.
Hosted this year by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, awards were bestowed on three female business owners each from India; Spain, from where Marquina hails; Africa; and New York.
Marquina began her entrepreneurial endeavors in 1974, introducing her rug and textiles designs in 1987.