TORSKAL’s Founder & President, Anne-Laure Morel has been awarded the “Danièle Le Normand” award

Anne-Laure Morel, Founder & President of Torskal receiving the Daniele Le Normand award

March 09, 2021 – Translated (as published on Clicanoo)

This Monday, March 8, is International Women’s Rights Day. A symbolic date chosen by the Region to launch the first regional awards ceremony for Valérie Bernard and Danièle Le Normand, two missing women who have left their mark on Reunion Island.

“A great humanist. A woman who was demanding towards herself and towards others, who made the Reunionese grow”. The homage is signed by Jérôme Isautier. Danièle Le Normand, who passed away in 2018, was deputy general manager of the Isautier group, participated in the creation of the museum La saga du Rhum and also held the position of vice-president of the Region in charge of the economic sector. A personality that the Region wished to highlight with the creation of the regional distinction that bears her name.

Régine Moutan-Virin, president of the label Clé-Vacances Réunion and Anne-Laure Morel, director of the company Torskal, received this award from the hands of the president of Région Didier Robert.

Anne-Laure Morel, Founder and President of Torskal with the Danièle Le Normand award

Anne-Laure Morel with the Danièle Le Normand award

Another distinction was created. It is named after Valérie Benard, a regional councillor and figure in the struggle of Arast employees. I want this award to take on a human aspect and for those who will receive it to know that it is not named after an inaccessible lady, but after a lady in all simplicity,” explained her sister Daphne in a moving speech, “She was a girl who loved disadvantaged people,” continued her father, Jean-Claude. “She had led a great union battle to defend 1,000 employees of the Aras.”

Two people received this distinction: Séverine Henry, president of the association Lire dire écrire and Madeleine Gaze, president of the association Association Nouvelle République des Jeunes.

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