Industry Leader Honored for Her Passion, Dedication to Industry


Showcasing the passion and dedication skin care professionals have to the spa industry, Repêchage's Lydia Sarfati was recently honored by the New York organization Top Women in Business.

On April 2, 2009, Repêchage CEO and founder Lydia Sarfati received special recognition at the Seventh Annual Top Women in Business Networking Awards Dinner presented by the Queens Courier, Queens Business Today and American Airlines. Sarfati was honored as a successful leader and innovator in her field of business and was awarded with a certificate of recognition of the City of New York by Mayor Michael Bloomberg for her outstanding business and community leadership, as well as a certificate of recognition and gratitude on behalf of the New York City Council by council member Helen Sears. 

Top Women in Business is an annual event that honors outstanding women in the NYC metro area and recognizes their achievements in business. More than 600 people attended this year’s dinner, where Rosanna Scotto, co-host of Good Day New York, was dubbed “Top Woman of the Year.” Other honorees included women from a myriad of business backgrounds—from public relations to government to education. 

Sarfati was a pioneer in discovering the hydrating properties of seaweed and was among the first to bring seaweed-based skin care products to the United States, turning the into a business initiative. Born in Poland and inspired by European spa traditions, Sarfati elevated her passion and experience into an incredibly successful skin care company. She has devoted the past 30 years to developing seaweed-based skin care products that soothe, repair and reverse damage caused by stress, aging and environmental pollutants. Today, she presides over a 50,000 square foot manufacturing, research and development and training facility in the United States. 

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