Women's Achievement Awards Luncheon

The Women’s Achievement Awards Luncheon takes place annually each October. Awardees must have exhibited exceptional business or community leadership skills, noteworthy results, and be an active participant in business and/or community organizations. The 2016 event is going to take place on October 20 at the The Hilton Garden Inn in Wallingford. Guest speaker will be Jocelyn Maminta, Medical Reporter WTNH News Channel 8

The event is made possible through the generosity of our sponsors, speaker sponsor: TD Bank; awards sponsor: Liberty Bank, event sponsors: DocuWare, Newtown Savings Bank, Quinnipiac University & Meyers, Harrison & Pia, LLC.

The 2016 Honorees:

Woman of the Year Award:
Tara Knapp, VP Development, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare
Honors an exceptional woman whose accomplishments have resulted in significant contributions to her industry and/or community.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award:
Elena Cahill, CEO, Globele
Honors the exceptional achievements of an entrepreneur who is fueling economic growth.

Outstanding Innovator Award:
Leela Atluru, Senior Vice President, Diversified Technology Consultants
Uses new strategies to solve problems & creates new ways of doing things.

Community Impact Award:
Donna Hunter, President & CEO, Hunter's Ambulance
Commitment to community service and to the advancement of women.

Emerging Leader Award:
Margaret Ruggiero Mena, Owner and Winemaker, Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery
Honors a woman under 40 for her achievements in her profession.

Excellence in Business Award:
Phyllis Havens, Vice President and Secretary, North Haven Funeral Home
Honors a woman who excels as business leader or acts as mentor who actively supports
other women in business.

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