Salute to Outstanding Women

Honoree Class of 2020-2021

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Thank you for celebrating our 2020-2021 honorees with us! Take a look at our digital program book to learn more about our outstanding women.

Honoree Class of 2020-2021:

Education | Meredith Madden, Ph.D.

sponsored by Kristin's Fund

teachers, administrators, community educators, coaches, mentors, professors, librarians, tutors, etc.

Entrepreneur | Ari Gaeta

sponsored by Staffworks

someone who has started their own business: large or small, storefront or online, etc.

Healthcare | Shannon Cayea

sponsored by Excellus BlueCrossBlueShield

physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, opticians, dentists, therapists, healthcare aides, pharmacists, etc.

Human & Public Service | Stephanie Dulak-Eghigian

sponsored by Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig, Inc.

law enforcement, fire department, armed forces, EMT, social workers, non-profit employees, etc.

Outstanding Youth | Maria Htoo

sponsored by Adorino Construction, Inc.

girls age 17 and under who deserve recognition for their school-related and academic achievements, and/or volunteer work in their community

Professions/Business & Industry | Laura Powers

sponsored by Bank of Utica

employees of all levels in any profession, business, or industry including, but not limited to, formal education, training, skills; can include attorneys, accountants, construction, marketing, etc.

Social Justice | Dawn Carter Laguerre

sponsored by Fort Schuyler Club

an unsung heroine in the community whose efforts truly embody YWCA MV’s mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all

STEAM | Maria Smith

sponsored by Indium Corporation

someone who works to promote science, technology, engineering, art, and/or mathematics in any field