32 ‘Women Making History Award’ Winners Honored by Montgomery Commission for Women and Montgomery Women

by MCS Staff

The Montgomery County Commission for Women and Montgomery Women this week honored 32 women who were selected for the 2023 “Women Making History Awards.” The winners were recognized at ceremonies at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The awards are given in recognition of outstanding women in Montgomery County who are making significant contributions to their vocations and to the community. Recipients and their accomplishments will be featured each day in March on the social media platforms of the Montgomery County Commission for Women and Montgomery Women. This year’s recipients:

  • 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 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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