Woman of the year 2006 Award for Ekaterina Ani Jager, Arad, Romania

Bucharest, February 21, 2007

The monthly magazine “Avantaje” (Advantages) and Avon Cosmetics Romania nominated the winners of „Woman of year 2006” awards

The competition Woman of the Year, organized by „Avantaje” magazine and Avon, nominated the winners of its ninth edition. This year a popularity award based on the votes of the readers of the “Avantaje” magazine and other six awards of excellency in different domains. For the popularity award the competition gathered seven nominees in the domain of audio-visual, personalities actively involved in charitable actions as well as in the promotion of culture and of authentic values. The nominees have been presented in the “Avantaje” magazine in the edition from January 2007 and the votes were sent until January 20, 2007.

For the popularity award this year the following personalities have been nominated: Dana Deac, Amalia Enache, Andreea Marin Bãnicã, Irina Pãcurariu, Andreea Raicu, Mihaela Rãdulescu, Cristina Þopescu.

The votes received from the “Avantaje” readers were processed by the Hit Mail company.

Mihaela Rãdulescu won the title “Woman of the Year 2006” at this category.

The six awards of excellency of this edition:

* Her Royal Highness Princess Margarita of Romania – for social involvement and responsibility
* Dina Loghin from the Foundation “Equal Opportunities for Women” from Iasi – Promotion and Defense the Rights of Women
* Leslie Hawke, president of the Ovidiu Rom Association - Promotion and Defense the Rights of Children
* Mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose - Ambassador of Romanian Art abroad
* Oana Pellea - Art and Culture
* Ecaterina Ani Jager, vice-president of the Association of Persons with Neuromotor Disability, Arad Branch, who militates since 16 years for the rights of women in wheelchair – Initiative for Helping fellow beings.

This event was transmitted for the first time live on the internet on the site of the magazine which is www.avantaje.ro through the services of Fiber Link of RDS-RCS company.

Launched on October 1995, “Avantaje” magazine became an immediate success setting new stile within the press addressed for the feminine public.

Lider of the monthly magazines for women, “Avantaje” is a practical and complete guide for the modern woman, dedicated for her family, career an involved in the life of the community. This year the partnership of “Avantaje” magazine and Avon was based on their common values: together they celebrated the happiness of the success and the trust in the power of women to cross the way toward success.