Each year, YWCA MV honors amazing women throughout our community. These women have made significant contributions to the Mohawk Valley, and for that, they deserve to be recognized.
Since the beginning of Salute to Outstanding Women in 1989, we have honored 248 incredible women from Oneida and Herkimer counties. The award officially welcomes each year’s new honorees to our Salute Academy, a collective of all the women we have honored through the decades.
As we begin our 31st year of Salute to Outstanding Women, we are excited to celebrate our remarkable Honorees with you.
Tickets are available at $50 per person. To RSVP, please call 315.732.2159 ext. 238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Salute 2019 Honorees:
Education: Maria Lindsay, Principal at Little Falls Middle School
Entrepreneur: Christina Buschmann, Owner of Yoga Hot Spot
Healthcare: Dianne DiMeo, Training and Staff Development Coordinator at Regional Primary Care Network
Human and Public Service: Gail Miskowiec, Chief Operations Officer at The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter
Outstanding Youth: Brooke Riscica, Senior at Whitesboro High School
Professions/Business & Industry: Kristen Szarek, Director of Customer Care at Defense Finance Accounting Service, Rome
Social Justice: Olivia Paul, Financial Compliance Officer at The Hartford
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math): Lisa Davis, Coordinator of Imagination, Inspiration, and Innovation at Westmoreland Central Schools’ Maker Space
Unsung Heroine: Sister Lois Paciello, Community Outreach and Bereavement Director at Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
A special thank you to all of our sponsors for Salute 2019.
Joe Tahan’s Furniture
Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS)
NY SASH – CNY Home Show
The Bonadio Group
Brown & Brown Empire State
Christine Martin and Enessa Carbone
Dianne and Richard Stancato
Mohawk Valley Community College
Mohawk Valley Latino Association (MVLA)
Saunders Kahler LLP
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Utica First Insurance
Lite 98.7 – Townsquare Media
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