WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. - The Dutchess County Chamber Foundation recognized 11 women of distinction throughout the Mid-Hudson region Thursday evening at the ATHENA International Award Reception at Villa Borghese.
ATHENA winners - chosen by a selection committee composed of the past three years’ honorees - demonstrate strengths in career excellence and leadership, community volunteer involvement, and willingness to serve as mentors – especially to women in the business community.
This year's honorees are: Gloria Cukar, MidHudson Regional Hospital; Dr. Pamela Edington, Dutchess Community College; Renée Fillette Ph.D, Astor Services for Children & Families; Lauren Gillett, Chazen Companies; Krista Jones, Sparrow's Nest; Cynthia Keller, The Culinary Institute of America; Kelly Lyndgaard, Unshattered; Ruth Mahoney, KeyBank; Maj. Kathleen Sileno, Air National Guard; Catherine Spratt, MidHudson Regional Hospital; Bettina "GOLD" Wilkerson, Real Skills Network.
Daily Voice Co-Founder and financial journalist Jane Bryant Quinn of Poughquag was keynote speaker at the event, and captivated the large crowd with stories of women's progress in finance and business, as well as how to make smart investments.
Watch the video to hear Dutchess Chamber President Frank M. Castella, Jr. and Quinn talk about the women being honored.
The event was sponsored by Adams Fairacre Farms, Hudson Valley Office Furniture and Fortress Financial Advisory LLC.
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