2023 ‘Women Making History Award’ Winners to be Honored by Montgomery Commission for Women and Montgomery Women on Thursday, March 16 in Silver Spring

This year’s recipients are:

  • Shrusti Amula
  • Gabriela Argoti-Fernandez
  • Shairee Arora
  • Mary Dolan Canapary
  • Mandy David
  • Renu Virmani Finn
  • Carmen Frazier
  • Mary Gies
  • Ella Mae Gray
  • Larissa Johnson
  • Alison Jovanovic
  • Eileen King
  • Karen J. Lee
  • Susan C. Lee
  • Althea Lloyd-White
  • Jane Lyons-Raeder
  • Effie Macklin
  • Melissa McKenna
  • Aruna Miller
  • Supriya Mordecai
  • Chelsea Moyer
  • Natasha Nazareth
  • Reshma Rathod
  • Lynn Rose
  • Nazish M. Salahuddin
  • Andrena Sawyer
  • Sharon Settlemeyer
  • Evelyn Shukat
  • Jeni Stepanek
  • Angela Talley
  • Christina Thomas
  • Lumina Zhang

Nominations were submitted by peers based on criteria such as unselfish leadership, hard work in their field, exceptional leadership in civic activities, developing or supporting programs resulting in positive social action and inspiring others. Nominees had to either reside or work in Montgomery County.

For more information about the award and upcoming event, contact the committee chair, Ijeoma Enendu, at [email protected].

Media members interested in attending the event on March 16 should contact Carmen Kaarid at [email protected].

For more information about the sponsoring organizations, visit the Montgomery County Commission for Women website at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw/ or the Montgomery Women website at http://www.montgomerywomen.org/.

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