Naomi Campbell to receive award from Peres in Israel on Int'l Women's Day
Peres and Campbell
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Some 200 leading Israeli female figures to attend event at Peres Center for Peace.
Iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell is slated to arrive in Israel next week to participate in an International Women's Day Event at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa. Campbell is set to attend the "Women Leading Change" conference on March 8 where she will be welcomed by former president Shimon Peres and 100 Jewish, Arab Israeli and Palestinian young girls participating in the Peres Center's Girls' Twinned Peace Sports Schools program.The veteran supermodel is expected to receive a Women Leading Change award to honor of "her important work for women and communities in need across the world," the Peres Center said. Both Peres and Campbell will then participate in a joint moderated Q&A session and will honor Israeli women who are trailblazers in various fields in Israeli society. The center said that some 200 women are expected to attend the event including businesswoman Ofra Strauss, Adina Bar Shalom, daughter of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and founder of the Haredi College, and Nadia Kinani, Principal of Hand in Hand, a bilingual school for Jewish and Arab children in Jerusalem.