The Conference for Women, a locally produced day of professional development and designed to connect local business leaders in the Capital Region, announces the finalists for its annual awards. The day will be filled with education, recognition, and practical solutions addressing today’s critical issues and discovering innovative solutions.
In addition to a slate of nationally and regionally recognized speakers, the conference recognizes several key award Finalists:
Goodwill Ambassador – a woman who is focused on community outreach, business, and personal philanthropy efforts, and who demonstrates leadership characteristics in our community with proven results.
Nancy Bittinger: Owner , Carlisle Bowen Works
Rebecca West Hensinger: Founder and CEO at Crowns For Kids Inc.
Tara Brown: Partner Dexterity Depot
Tressia Pankewicz: LPL Financial Advisor, Vista Wealth Management, LLC
Tricia Heisey: Financial Literacy Educator at Belco Community Credit Union
Sara Firestone: Community Relations Manager at Members 1st Federal Credit Union
Alexandria Resetar: Marketing Specialist at AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union
Niki Lannigan: Lead Licensed Medical Aesthetician at The Aesthetics Center of Memorial Eye Institute
Angela Tatum: Vice President at M&T Bank
Nancy Chavez: Director at PCCD
Agate Award – the man who has demonstrated exceptional effort to help advance women in business.
Peter Russo: Owner, Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C.
Jeffrey West: Managing Partner, Freedom Financial Wealth Management, Inc
Leland Nelson: President at African American Chamber of Commerce
Todd Snovel: Executive Director, Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs
Leadership in Diversity – a business leader who excels in the pursuit of cultural diversity and inclusion in the community or workplace.
Dr. Kimeka Campbell: Owner, Young Professionals of Color–Greater Harrisburg
Twila Glenn: Twila Glenn Group at Joy Daniels Real Estate Group
Lisa Lickers: CEO/Founder at Young Women’s Empowerment Academy
Aimee Brough: Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development at HACC
Masai Lawson: Talent Acquisition Strategist, Gannett Fleming
Dr. Bili Mattes: Executive Director at STEM-UP Network
Care to Share – a woman who shares her expertise to help others develop and grow. She creates a lasting and beneficial impact on business owners, leaders and rising stars.
Anne Parmer: Director of Engagement, Andculture
Mary Clayton: Marketing Event Planner at PA Media Group
Amy Collins: Facilities Business Line Marketing Manager, Gannett Fleming
Kerry Mullen: Creative Director at PSECU
Candice Coleman: Iparty4aliving/African American Chamber of Commerce of Central PA
Robyn Waters: Nurse, Messiah Lifeways
Lifetime Achievement Award – a woman who builds long-term business success, with strong community involvement and is adaptable in the changing business environment.
Danette Blank: Executive Director at Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania
Jessica Gasper: Chief Operations Officer at Campbell Commercial Real Estate, Inc
Linnie S. Carter: Vice President of College Advancement at HACC
Kelly Logan: Vice President Strategic Workforce Development & University Centers Harrisburg University
Patti Husic: President/CEO at Centric Bank
Susan Drummer: Director at American Mint
Extraordinary Business of the Year – a business that demonstrates a positive company culture, employee development, and job growth. It focuses on using its business to grow the community via sponsorship, volunteerism, and community involvement.
Americhoice Federal Credit Union
Carlisle Bowen Works
Leadership Arts Associates
Perry Media Group, LLC
In addition presenting these prestigious awards, Events by Eye Candy will present a $1,000 grant to an area non-profit. The 2019 Americhoice Grant winner is The Skyler James Wenger Scholarship Foundation.
The 7th Annual Conference for Women will take place on Wednesday, October 30, at the Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg, 4751 Lindle Road. The cost to attend this full-day event is $99 with lunch only tickets available for $49. VIP tickets are available for $159. Visit www.WomenBeExtraordinary.com to register and for more information.
Call 717-514-4449 for more information about vendor and sponsorship opportunities.
Eye Candy is a woman- and veteran-owned business with a goal to inspire, motivate, and empower community members to live their lives by design not default. It has raised more than $175,000 for local non-profits.