Close to 100 women gathered Nov. 7 at Salisbury University to attend The Daily Record’s Path to Excellence networking series event.
The women were there to share and celebrate the connections that have shaped and advanced their careers. The event was held in conjunction with the release of the November issue of the Path to Excellence magazine, which focused on trailblazers. The issue profiled women who were pioneers or reached extraordinary heights in their careers. It also looked back a year after the #MeToo movement began and what progress had been made in Maryland and what lies ahead as the 100th anniversary approaches of the passing of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.
Former Circle of Excellence, Top 100 Women and Leading Women honorees were co-hosts for the event including Alexis Dashield, Fruitland Community Center Inc.; Dr. Janet Dudley-Eschbach, Salisbury University; Sandra Fitzgerald-Angello, Pohanka Automotive Group; Cheryl Meadows, Salisbury NHS; Paula Morris, Salisbury University; Dr. Peggy Naleppa, retired president/CEO of Peninsula Regional Medical Center; Susan Purnell, Kuhn’s Jewelers; Sonya Whited, Perdue Farms; and Stephanie T. Willey, Comcast Spotlight.
The nonprofit beneficiary of the event was Food for the Flock, a student organization based at Salisbury University whose mission is to combat social stigma by providing food for students at the school experiencing food insecurity in a judgment-free space.
The 2018 networking series was sponsored by Keswick and Salisbury University was the host sponsor for the November event.
Dates and locations for the 2019 Path to Excellence networking events will be announced soon. The 2019 Women’s Leadership Summit is scheduled for March 20 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Coppin State University. For updates and details go to thedailyrecord.com/path-to-excellence/calendar/.
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