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26th Annual Women of Excellence Luncheon

June 1, 2017
11:15am - 1:30pm

Presented by the Women’s Business Council

Now in its 26th year, the Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon honors a select group of women for their success in business and their contributions to the community. Six women who have achieved success in their professional careers and dedicated themselves to community service will join the prestigious ranks of the Chamber’s Women of Excellence on Thursday, June 1.

The Women’s Business Council (WBC) of the Chamber received many outstanding nominations from throughout our region. Each year the selection committee is comprised of prior Women of Excellence award recipients. This year’s honorees are:

Distinguished Career
Hon. Victoria Graffeo
Harris Beach PLLC
Excellence in the Professions
Sulagna (Suzie) Mookherjee, MS, MD, FACC

Albany Medical Center
Excellence in Management
Danielle Merfeld
GE Global Research
Excellence in Business Development
Suzann Smart
Foundation for Ellis Medicine
Excellence in Business
Kathleen Pingelski
Emerging Professional
Sarah Bowman, PE, PTOE
CHA Consulting, Inc.

Learn about their strengths, values and stumbling blocks, and be inspired by their success. You won’t want to miss this moving program, hosted by Benita Zahn, co-anchor for NewsChannel 13.

11:15-11:45 a.m. – Check-in and Networking
11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Lunch and Program

Presenting Sponsors





Albany Marriott Hotel
189 Wolf Road Albany , NY

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