Women of Acheviement


Women of Achievement Celebration 

Thank you for attending this years event, we hope to see you next year.

The Women of Achievement Award will be presented to at least five outstanding women who have demonstrated unusual achievement and distinction in career and/or community work and have made a difference in the elimination of discrimination on the basis of race, gender or creed. These nominees have overcome or helped to eliminate any racial, societal or professional barriers while serving as role models through the leadership qualities they exhibit. 

Should you have any questions, call Jo-Anne Rafalik at the YWCA, 374-3394 ext. 105.
Please feel free to forward any questions to [email protected].
Congratulations to  

2015 Women of Achievement Winners

Manasi Dutta, GE

Nominated by: GE Women’s Network

JoAnn Faucett, Associate Broker, Realty USA General Chairwoman, Adirondack Swimming

Nominated by: Starfish Swim Club & Suburban League

Betsy Henry, Anchor QEA Senior Managing Scientist

Nominated by: Susan Spring Meggs

Maureen McGuinness, Membership Manager, Rensselear County Regional Chamber

Nominated by: Denise Murphy McGraw

Julie Panke, Thursday Musical Club

Nominated by: Thursday Musical Club

Kathy Paul, Palliative Care Choices VNS of NorthEastern NY

Nominated by: Marsha Miller

Leesa L. Perazzo, Proctors & Eat my words

Nominated by: Jr. League of Saratoga & Schenectady Counties

Laura Schweitzer, PH.D, President Union Graduate College

Nominated by: Union Graduate College


Susan Rosenthal Women in Business Award

Watson, Peterson & Company          


President’s Circle Award

Barbara Vivier

Rev. Stacey Midge


 2015 Sponsors  


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