Achievement Awards

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Thank you to all who have registered, we are thrilled to celebrate these amazing individuals with you.

2023 Empowerment Awardees

  • James Addison Good Neighbor Award – Lisa Mitzen Business for Good
  • Social Justice Award – Kokese BallouCDPHP
  • Susan Rosenthal Women in Business Award – Tanya PerraultLynkwell/Livingston Energy Group
  • Katherine S. Rozendaal Volunteer AwardAnna LaLoe – Saratoga Shredders
  • Empowerment Award – Raysheea Turner & Kimberley Wallace Wallace Turner Law, LLP
  • Advocacy Award Mara GinsbergTo Life!
  • Youth Empowerment Award – Coach Carmen DuncanMission Accomplished Transition Services, Inc.
  • Arts & Culture Award – Shana Gourdine Unmasking Motivation
  • Young Excellence Award – Ella SchoenbornProjectElla

2023 Master of Ceremonies – Marcella Hammer, 2022 Achievement Award Winner
Keynote Speaker – Walter Thorne, Albany Business Reviews Market President
Honorary Chairpersons – Dr. Arsyl De Jesus, Oncologist at NYOH and 2022 Achievement Award Winner, and Yuvette Wayman, Executive Assistant of Operations at Business for Good, previous Women of Achievement Awardee, and YWCA NENY Board President-Elect.

Thank you to our sponsors:

2023 Corporate Sponsor

Premiere Sponsor

Empowerment Sponsor

Justice Sponsors

Freedom Sponsors

Peace Sponsor

Award Sponsors

Business for Good Logo

Friend Sponsors

ABS Solutions
PWR Performance Wellness Recovery
Capital Bank
Copps DiPaola Silverman, PLLC

In-Kind Sponsors

Congratulations to the 2022 Achievement Awardees:

President’s Circle Award, Alissa Quinn

  • Kathleen “Casey” DiPaola
  • Lorraine Silverman
  • Tatiana Cunningham 
  •  Arsyl De Jesus, M.D.
  • Maura Furey
  • Jacquelyn Szczepanik
  • Kishani Choudhury
  • Marcella Hammer
  • Anzala Alozie
  • Isabella Getter

If you have any questions or would like information about sponsorship opportunities, please email Lauren Trunko, or call her at 518.374.3394 x135