At a very elegant ceremony held at the Embassy of Peru in Washington DC and hosted by Peruvian Ambassador Harold Forsyth and his wife Maria Veronica De Forsyth, entrepreneur and minority business owner Evelyn Brooks received the award for Successful Peruvian Women in America 2013.
This award is presented as part of the International Women’s Day celebration. The award recognizes Mrs. Brooks’ achievements, particularly for her commitment to preserve her cultural heritage and educate the world.
This is Mrs. Brooks’ first award by the Peruvian Embassy. However, she has won the Fashion Chamber Choice Award, the Young Entrepreneur Award, and the Anna Maria Memorial Business Funds Award among other recognitions.
During the ceremony, Evelyn mentioned how important many organizations in the DC Metropolitan Area have helped her business grow, as well as how important it has been for her to design jewelry inspired by her Peruvian heritage.
“I am much honored to be recognized by The Embassy of Peru, and from being selected among other successful Peruvian women business owners in the United States,” said Brooks.
The Peruvian American and second-generation jewelry designer has created unique designs in jewelry, mixing modern design and Peruvian culture for men and women. Her jewelry collection is exhibited at the most prestigious galleries and museums in the United States such as the Women’s Museum for the Arts, The Harvard Museum of Natural History and The Museum of Art & Design in New York among others.
About Evelyn Brooks Designs – www.ebrooksdesigns.com
Based in Washington DC, Evelyn Brooks creates jewelry pieces that are exotic, sophisticated and elegant. All of them are crafted with fine care and exceptional workmanship, offering innovative, contemporary and sustainable jewelry designs. Evelyn Brooks works with recycled sterling silver, natural gemstones and seeds from the Amazons such as Huayruro seeds, a symbol of good luck, happiness and fertility.
Evelyn Brooks Designs strongly believes in socially responsible business and organizes events to raise funds for community groups and non-profit organizations. Through jewelry exhibitions and presentations, Evelyn Brooks Designs has raised funds for and contributed to the success of organizations such as Fashion Fights Poverty, Empowered Women International, and the Fund for Women Artists.
Council Magazine recently recognized her as Entrepreneur on the Rise for her exotic MOSCHIK jewelry collection for men and women.