36th Annual

Awards Luncheon 

Presented by YWCA NENY & Druthers Brewing Company

March 29, 2019 ~ 11:30AM – 1:00PM ~ Malllozzi’s Ballroom

YWCA NorthEastern NY is pleased to announce the 36th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon, presented by Druthers Brewing Company, will be recognizing outstanding women who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in their career and/or community involvement. Nominees have demonstrated remarkable accomplishments in categories such as Business, Diversity & Inclusion, Medicine, Education, Volunteerism, Law, Health & Human Services, Philanthropy, Community Development, Empowering Women, and more.

Nominations are now closed for the 2019 Awards. Awardees will be announced soon!

YWCA NENY’s 35th Annual Women of Achievement Celebration & Fundraiser was held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Glen Sanders Mansion. It was a wonderful and inspirational evening spent recognizing an amazing group of women from our community. Congratulations to the 2018 Awardees!

2018 Women of Achievement Academy Awardees
Dr. Deidre Hill Butler, Associate Professor of Sociology, Union College; Nominated by: Karen Radley
Miriam Cajuste, Board of Directors, SCAP; Nominated by: Debra Schimpf & Maxine Brisport, Schenectady Community Action Program
Sujata N. Chaudhry, Founder & CEO, Tangible Development; Nominated by: Dawn Abbuhl, Repeat Business Systems, Inc.
Laura Hudy, Ph.D., Economic Value and Competitiveness Leader, GE Power, GE Women’s Network; Nominated by: GE Women’s Network
Rosemarie Perez Jaquith, President, Niskayuna School Board; Nominated by: Denise Murphy McGraw
Lee Lounsbury, Executive Director at Welfare Research, Inc., Retired; Nominated by: Jennifer Goldman & Meredith Osta
Libby Post, Co-Founder Capital Women, President/CEO of Communication Services; Nominated by: Kathryn Allen, Capital Women
Jo-Anne Rafalik; Retired Development & Communications Director from YWCA NorthEastern NY

2018 Susan Rosenthal Woman in Business Awardee:  Marie DeBrocky; HEaD-to-TAiL

2018 President’s Circle Awardee:  
Esther Swanker, In Memory; Accepted in her memory: Karen Bradley, Library Director, Schenectady County Public Library; Marcia M. Steiner, VP/ED, The Foundation for Ellis Medicine; William “Mac” Sudduth, Ph.D., Retired President, miSci

Please click for a list of all past winners of the Woman of Achievement Award.
Please click for a list of all past winners of Awards of Excellence, presented at WOA.

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