Mariet Verhoef-Cohen receives Global Impact Award

San Antonio, Texas, January 18, 2020 — The Evolutionary Business Council (EBC) announced our very own Mariet Verhoef-Cohen as the winner of its prestigious GLOBAL IMPACT Award for 2019 in the 6th Annual EBC Awards of Excellence. With a total member reach of over 614 million worldwide, the EBC is an invitation-only, global council of thought-leaders dedicated to teaching the principles of business success and personal transformation.

The GLOBAL IMPACT Award recognizes a non-member leader who has created a cutting edge, transformational, trail-blazing social impact within and beyond their target area of influence. Their work is creating transformational outcomes in and among organizations, systems, communities, and/or governments. We are inspired by their mission and are honoured to recognise and share their genius with the world.

In recognition of her work at Soroptimist International and Women for Water Partnership, “Mariet Verhoef-Cohen has demonstrated remarkable innovation in cutting edge, transformational, global impact,” says Teresa de Grosbois, Chair of the Evolutionary Business Council. “This Award recognizes Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, a global leader who inspires us by her mission and genius in the world. She has created a trail-blazing social impact within and beyond her target area of influence. We deeply appreciate Mariet Verhoef-Cohen’s contribution to causing positive change in the world.”

Mariet says: “It is with great surprise, immense gratitude and honour that I accept this Evolutionary Business Council Global Impact Award, and I do so, on behalf of the many women & girls, Soroptimists, partners, and associates, and members of the Women for Water Partnership, who have joined me in dedicating energy, and commitment, in implementing sustainable grassroots projects, the Soroptimist International and Women, Water and Leadership programmes. In doing so, collectively, we have created transformational change for many marginalised women, girls and their communities worldwide. This award will inspire my own work going forward, as our work for women and girls is not yet done and I thank you for this wonderful opportunity and kind gesture”.

The Evolutionary Business Council is an organisation whose mission is to bring leaders of vision together to expand global change. The EBC Awards of Excellence is the leading international award honouring excellence in the teaching of success principles and transformational content. Established in 2014, The EBC Awards honours some of the top transformational leaders around the world.


  1. Veronique Stern 2 months ago 25th January 2020

    Congratulations to Mariet Verhoef, every inch a Soroptimist.
    We are proud of you!

    Soroptimistclub Voorne-Putten and Rozenburg
    The Netherlands

    Veronique Stern
    President 2018-2020

  2. Elizabeth Di Geronimo 2 months ago 28th January 2020

    Congratulations Mariet Verhoef I
    We are Proud of you
    Elizabeth DI Geronimo
    Inmediate Past President SIA

  3. MISS JEAN M HARVEY 2 months ago 30th January 2020

    Congratulations, Mariet, on such a well-deserved award.

    Having had the privilege of carrying the Soroptimist International flag, accompanied by you, at the SIGBI 2019 Conference in Bournemouth, I was especially delighted to learn of your award.

    Jean Harvey
    SI Bournemouth

  4. Evanthia Makri 2 months ago 4th February 2020

    Congratulations MARIET!

  5. Haoua Mariko Tandjigora 2 months ago 10th February 2020

    Félicitations à Mariet. Ce prix est bien mérité. Le meilleur reste à venir.
    Club Bamako Lumière Mali.

  6. IKarmola 2 months ago 11th February 2020

    congrats Madame President

  7. SUMAN Lal 2 months ago 11th February 2020

    A hearty Congratulations to our own sister Mariet. Leading the SI WORLD with continuing Education, Enabeling and Empowering is the way. SI
    South West Pacific salutes you.

  8. Anne-Marie Vreman 2 months ago 12th February 2020

    Dear Mariet,

    Happy birthday to you and have a very nice day!

    President Union Soroptimistclubs in the Netherlands, Surinam and Curacao


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