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SORCNP honors women pioneers in the tourism and catering sectors


The Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafes, Night Clubs and Pastries in Lebanon (SORCNP) hosted in Beirut a dinner banquet in honor of pioneer women in the tourism sector. Present were the tourism minister, Michel Pharaon, the National News Agency director, Laure Sleiman Saab, and SORCNP President, Toni Rami, in addition to syndicate members and concerned social figures. During the event, Rami pointed out that the syndicate boasts the presence of two women, Maya Bakhazi Noun and Mireille Hayek, on its administrate board, with an ambition to reach parity (6 women and 6 men members ) in the upcoming board. “Today, we honor women who work under such stressful conditions to prove not only that behind every powerful man, there is a woman, but that behind each successful establishment and restaurant, there is also a woman,” Rami said. In their turn, Hayek and Noun praised the presence of women in the above sector, pointing out that a great number of eateries in Lebanon are run by women. Among the honored women guests, were the following: Aline Kamakian (Mayrig), Zeina eid (Urbanista), Zeina Salamon (Mum and I), Nadine Sawaya (Didi’s Food Gallery), Faten Abu Shalbak (Al Ajami), Hala Nakkash (Al Halabi), Susan Halal (Suz Café), Maya Kanaan (M de Noir), Natalie and Nada Aad (Mon Maki a Moi), Liza Saghir (Liza), Amani Al Baba (Al Baba Sweets), Christine Aswad Sfeir (Dunkin Donuts), Lina Bweiri (Nippon Sushi), Pascale Barakat (Al Balad), Stephanie Bassil (Creppuccino), Mireille Korbani (Le Gabarit), Sawsan Wazan Jabri (Diet Center), Hala Beydoun (Cocoa & Co), Huda Abi Saab (Le Gargotier), Laura Ayoub (Goutons Voir), Lina Lteif (Mie Doree), Mirna Bustani (Al Bustan Hotel), Siham Tueny (Le Capitol), Sophie Ckoukeir (Marinella), Dalia Khalil (Steak & Cheese Factory), Zalfa Nawfal (Frosty Palace), Zeina Khoury (Ichiban), Mona Salameh (Hoda et Chocolat), Joseline Jemayel (Orso Bianco) and Nada Saad (Cakes & Cookies). (Al Diyar, March 31, 2016)


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