Daryl Harrison Rand, President and CEO of HarrisonRand, New Jersey’s oldest and only third generation owned and operated advertising and marketing agency, received the award of “Iconic Woman Leaders in Women Empowerment” presented by the ALL Ladies League at the Women Economic Forum (WEF) 2016 in New Dehli, India.
Rand is being honored for her work with Friends of India, a not-for-profit organization focused on cultivating relationships between American businesswomen and their Indian counterparts. Her work began over a decade ago and, since then, she has led six delegations to India with a focus on entrepreneurship, culture, education, business strategy, and government relations.
The Women Economic Forum is the largest annual summit for diverse women leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world. These women congregated for nearly a week to form valuable connections and drive global progress in women empowerment and education. WEF 2016, themed “Women: Uplifting & Uniting the World,” attracted delegates from 108 countries to participate in 408 sessions. Topics included Innovation, Start-ups, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Business and Globalization, Diplomacy, Sustainable Development, Peace and Spirituality, Social Empowerment, Environment, Health, Arts and Sciences and more.
Joining Rand at WEF 2016 were Dr. Sue Henderson, President of New Jersey City University, and notable filmmaker Anoli Patel of Think Reel Films. Both were members of Rand’s recent Friends of India Mission 2015 and played a key role in fostering international dialogue and chronicling the delegates’ journey.
“It is an honor to have been recognized at the Women Economic Forum by such distinguished women leaders as those found in the ALL Ladies League,” said Rand. “I am privileged to join my peers at the forefront of such important initiatives as women empowerment, education and global networking. The WEF and hardworking members of ALL will play a critical role in defining the future of women business leaders around the globe.”

Daryl Rand is a senior member of New Jersey’s marketing communications industry.Throughout her 40-plus year career, she has served as President of the International Advertising Association’s New York Chapter, as a member of its World Board and as a member of the Advisory Board of Children’s Hope India, Inc. She is Chairman of the Board of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, having assumed the stewardship as its first woman Chair in its 125-plus year history. In 2009, the Chamber honored her as a “Legend.” In 2008, NJBIZ named Rand one of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business. Later that year, she was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame of New Jersey sponsored by the NJ Ad Club. She serves the organization as a member of the Board of Directors.