Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit Award
American Society of Interior Designers, 2011
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) selected ARZU STUDIO HOPE as an inaugural recipient of the 2011 Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit Award. ARZU is honored as an organization that “significantly contributed to improving the environment for humanity through design-related activities or projects, oriented toward affecting the global human environment and benefiting the community at large.” Winners were recognized during ASID@NeoCon, an awards ceremony in Chicago on June 13, 2011.
Gold Award Winner, Best New Product - Lifestyle and Social Impact
Edison Awards, 2011
ARZU STUDIO HOPE named Gold Award Winner for 2011 Edison Best New Product Award - in the Lifestyle & Social Impact category. The Edison Awards recognize a company’s commitment to “remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.” ARZU was recognized as a finalist alongside many notable companies in various categories including Apple, Inc; Starbucks Coffee Co.; and Ford Motor Company.
Best of 2009
Interior Design, 2009
ARZU STUDIO HOPE + Designtex “Common Threads” collection won Interior Design “Best of 2009” award from a field of top contenders including Koko Architecture + Design, Odegard Inc, and The Nought Collection. This preeminent design competition recognizes superior interior design projects and products in all categories.
The Best of NeoCon
The “Common Threads” contemporary collection, a partnership between Designtex and ARZU STUDIO HOPE, won the EDITORS' CHOICE and SPECIAL INNOVATION awards for The Best of NeoCon, 2009. Designtex is a respected leader in applied surface solutions for the commercial interior design and architectural market.
Alumni Award for Distinguished Service
The Wharton School recognized Connie K. Duckworth demonstrating outstanding leadership in professional activities and extraordinary service to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Recipients of the Distinguished Service Award exemplify the highest standards and achievements to which the Wharton School hopes its graduates will aspire.
Career Transition to Transformation Award
w2wlink initiated the first Ascendancy Awards in 2009 to recognize, reward and inspire women to maximize their potential in their careers. Connie K. Duckworth was the national winner of the Career Transition to Transformation Award for her impact in creating transformational change for women in Afghanistan.
Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship
Skoll Foundation, 2008
Former President Jimmy Carter presented Connie K. Duckworth with the internationally prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, which recognizes the most innovative and sustainable approaches to resolving the world's most urgent social issues.
Philanthropic Innovator Award
The Committee of 200, 2007
The C200, the organization of pre-eminent women business leaders, honored Connie K. Duckworth with this annual award, which recognizes innovation in charitable programs of scale. Prior recipients include; Evelyn Lauder, Christie Hefner and Liz Claiborne.
The Joseph Wharton Social Impact Award
The Wharton Club of New York, 2006
The Wharton Club of New York selected Connie K. Duckworth in 2006 as the alum having had the greatest impact in public service, social enterprise or philanthropy. The Wharton Club of New York is the networking, career guidance, educational and social forum for the 16,000 plus MBA and undergraduate alumni in the New York City metropolitan area.
Women's Health and Dignity Award
Americans for UNFPA, 2006
Connie K. Duckworth was honored for her dedication and perseverance in promoting the rights and health of Afghan women. This global award is presented to Americans who use their success to make the world a better place for women everywhere through business initiatives, philanthropic endeavors or political action.
True Champions Award
85 Broads, 2005
85 Broads honored Connie K. Duckworth for her efforts to create a sustainable solution to poverty for Afghan women and their families. With members in 82 countries, 85 Broads is a powerful global network of 20,000 trailblazing women who are inspired, empowered, and connected.
Women Leaders for the 21st Century
Women's eNews, 2004
Connie K. Duckworth was chosen as a visionary entrepreneur for helping women in war-torn Afghanistan rebuild their lives. Women's eNews honors extraordinary female newsmakers from around the globe for supporting the efforts of women here and worldwide.
Enterprising Women Hall of Fame
Enterprising Women, 2004
Connie K. Duckworth was inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame for demonstrating a lifetime of remarkable achievements, including building a business that has achieved a high measure of success, establishing a significant nonprofit organization, and giving back to the women's business community.