The Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute has awarded the inaugural FII Institute for Humanity award to Dame Graça Machel, international women’s and children’s rights advocate, and Gloria Gaynor, award-winning singer and humanitarian. The FII Institute welcomed both to the opening session of FII where Gloria Gaynor performed her hit ‘I Will Survive’ and Dame Graça gave the opening remarks and a live interview with HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia Ambassador to the United States on the importance of investing in humanity.
Dame Graça Machel is the former First Lady of Mozambique and South Africa; Chair, The Graça Machel Trust; humanitarian, and women and children’s rights advocate. Dame Graça is the co-founder and Deputy Chair of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders working together for peace, justice and human rights.
Dame Graça Machel is the former First Lady of Mozambique and South Africa
Ms Gaynor works tirelessly for several charities, with a special emphasis on helping individuals triumph over illness and grief, as well as those who are piecing their lives together after bearing witness to a national tragedy. ‘I Will Survive,’ has become an emotional anthem embraced by survivors and fans around the world.
Ms Gaynor works tirelessly for several charities, with a special emphasis on helping individuals triumph over illness and grief
FII Institute CEO Richard Attias said the award recognizes outstanding individuals who have made a positive impact on humanity. “We want to celebrate their lifelong contributions and efforts in areas such as promoting women’s and children’s rights, education, development, as well as art and culture. The FII Institute for Humanity Award is setting new standards for serving people around the world.”