The Daily Record announces its 2012 Leading Women honorees

The Daily Record is proud to announce its Leading Women honorees for 2012.

Leading Women identifies women age 40 or younger for the tremendous accomplishments they have made so far in their career. They were judged on professional experience, community involvement and a commitment to inspiring change.

This year’s honorees will be honored at a dinner Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore.

The honorees are:

Christina Able, Stanley Black & Decker

Casey Baynes, Casey Cares Foundation

Tameka Bell-Robinson, Northrop Grumman

Alice Bonner, Law Office of Mary G. Loker

Laura Boydston, Legg Mason

Maureen Colburn, Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women

Heather Collier, Dragga, Hannon, Hessler & Wills LLP

Toya Corbett, Morgan State University

Kelly Curran, Jhpiego

Lisa Ferretto, Hord Coplan Macht

Juliet Fisher, Towson Mediation Services LLC

Marga Fripp, Empowered Women International

MaryBeth Furman, United Way of Central Maryland

Pamela Genise, Murthy Law Firm

Heather Gramm, City of Frederick Department of Economic Development

Jennifer Gunner, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

Kristi Halford, Nevins & Associates Kristi Halford

Kay Harding, Legal Aid Bureau Inc.

Arielle Harry-Bess, Monumental Life Insurance Company-Transamerica

Keasha Haythe, Dorchester County Department of Economic Development

Jetheda Hernandez, National Association of Consumer Advocates

Angela Hilz, AJK Events Angela Hilz

Kate Joyce, International Book Bank Kate Joyce

Dionne Joyner-Weems, Visit Baltimore

Bess Langbein, Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County

Katherine Lawler, MacDonald Law Group LLC

Jennifer Lockhart, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Jennifer Lockhart

Rachel London, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council

Cylia Lowe,  From Theory to Practice Consulting LLC

Melissa Mackiewicz, DLA Piper LLP (US)

Nicole Mattis, Frostburg State University

Kimberly McConkey, Office of the Mayor (Baltimore City)

Rhian McGrath, Lerch Early & Brewer

Amy Menzer, Dundalk Renaissance Corporation

Dana Middleton, Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office

Maria del Mar Navarro, Hartman Executive Advisors

Shanetta Paskel, Office of the Governor, Legislative Office

Colleen Pleasant-Kline, Miles & Stockbridge PC

Johnette Richardson, Belair Edison Neighborhoods Inc.

Jessica Hepburn Sadler, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker PA

Delora Sanchez, Johns Hopkins

Astrid Schmidt-King, Notre Dame of Maryland University

Michelle Siri, Office of the Attorney General

Kiesha Haughton Smoots, Small Business Development Center

Hope Tipton, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Harriet Lane Clinic

Danielle Torain, Center for Urban Families

Christie Vera, National Kidney Foundation of Maryland

Nicole Wagoner, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Dr. Tonya J. Webb, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Rene Wilkins, Northrop Grumman


  1. Dr. Bettie J. Glenn

    Congratulations to Toya Corbett. This is, indeed, a deserved honor. Continue the good work, positive mentorship, and service in your community. You continue to make a difference in the lives of others. Wishing you success always. Sincerely, Dr. Bettie J. Glenn, Wilmington NC

  2. Elder Kenneth A. Younger

    Congratulations to you, Miss Kay Harding, for the well deserved honor of being named among the Leading Women of 2012. Not only do you exemplify recognizable qualities in the workforce, but your Church share in the great gift that you are.

    Elder Kenneth A. Younger
    Director of Christian Education
    Carter Memorial COGIC

  3. Congratulations to you, Jetheda Warren-Hernandez being among the Leading Women of 2012..

    So very proud of you.

    Keep up the good work.

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