The 7th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon Was Presented To Mariska Hargitay

The Globe winner easily defied 53 years in sleeveless black pencil dress and white peep-toes with bedazzled high heels.

Mariska Hargitay was honored at the seventh annual Elly Awards in Manhattan Monday for acting career as well as her sexual assault organization, Joyful Heart Foundation. Her documentary, I Am Evidence, will attend on Thursday’s screening at the Nantucket in Massachusetts.

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The awards named for the Women’s Forum founder Elinor Guggenheimer, honor outstanding women leaders. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Education Fund of the Women’s Forum, which has helped over 200 women over age 35, whose lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity, complete their college degrees.

This year’s Elly Award celebrity presenters were Carole King, celebrated-singer, songwriter, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, best-selling author and activist, Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, Tony Award-winning producer, Founder, & CEO of, and creator of; and Shelia Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films.

Cheryl Wills award-winning NY1 anchor and author, moderated a conversation on leadership with the honorees following the presentation of the awards.

“The women’s Forum of New York is comprised of the most accomplished and successful women in the city from every professional sector,” said Carolyn Carter, President of the Women’s Forum of New York. “We know from our own success how critical education is so our Education Fund is one way we ‘give back,’ helping women over 35 whose lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity complete their education and get their lives back on track. We hope we inspire them, because their dreams, drive and determination certainly inspire us.”