More than 300 people gathered Dec. 4 at The Westin Annapolis to celebrate the 50 honorees recognized in The Daily Record’s eighth annual Leading Women awards.
“Tonight’s honorees are extremely accomplished already,” said Suzanne E. Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They excel in their professional lives and in service to their communities. They are juggling tough jobs, family commitments, community service, mentoring, education and a host of other priorities. Their already tremendous accomplishments are but a prelude to many more in the future.”
Leading Women identifies women who are 40 years old or younger for the accomplishments they have made in their career. They are judged on professional experience, community involvement and a commitment to inspiring change.
Honorees were selected by Top 100 Women, Leading Women and the publisher and editor of The Daily Record from among about 200 nominations.
The presenting sponsor was Chimes International Ltd., which has sponsored Leading Women for all eight years since its creation.
A $2,000 scholarship, sponsored by Keswick Multi-Care Center, was awarded to Kellie McThenia, a senior at Towson University who is studying gerontology and health care management. The scholarship was presented by Carmel Roques, CEO of Keswick, which also was the recognition sponsor.
Table sponsors were: CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn P.A.; Howard County General Hospital; Kramon & Graham, Attorneys at Law; Maryland Proton Treatment Center; Melwood; Miles & Stockbridge; University of Maryland, Upper Chesapeake Health; and Wells Fargo.
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