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Women of Influence

Nominations for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards are now open!


Nominations close Friday, March 20, 2020.


Applications close Friday, March 27, 2020.

Women of Influence

Monday, June 22, 2020
5:30pm – 8:00PM

Hilton Harrisburg
1 N. 2nd St.
Harrisburg, PA

The Women of Influence awards honors women business leaders for their contributions to their companies, industries and communities.

2020 Women of Influence Nomination

Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required. To be eligible for this award, the winner must live in or work in the Central Pennsylvania area at the time of judging. Nominations can be self-nominations or outside nominations. Providing three letters of reference is recommended. Submit to Erica Hildabridle at ehildabridle@bridgetowermedia.com.
  • Please list the nominee's email address, not the email address of the individual filling out the form.
  • Nominator Information

Congratulations to this year’s honorees!


April Adley
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Children’s Hospital

Mandy Arnold
Gavin Advertising

Jan Bergen
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Jamie Berger
C & J Catering

Jane Conover
York County Community Foundation

Elizabeth Dellinger
York Traditions Bank

Dr. Amy Diehl
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Robyn Dougherty
Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz

Sara Firestone
Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Twila Glenn
The Twila Glenn Group at Joy Daniels Real Estate

Katherine Granbois, Esq.
Saxton & Stump, LLC

Nora Habig
M&T Bank

Heather Hall
Mid Penn Bank

Elizabeth Harriger
McKonly & Asbury

Vikki Hultquist
Hershey Entertainment and Resorts

Kim Kenawell-Hoffecker, MSFS, AWMA®, CDFA®, CRPC®
Avantra Family Wealth

Anne Kirby
The Candy Factory / The Sweet Core

Mary Kohler
The H&H Group

Wendy Lakatosh, CPA

Cheryl L. Love, RLA
ELA Group, Inc.

Dr. Bili Mattes
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Rebecca McClure
River Wealth Advisors

Kathleen McKenzie
Highmark Blue Shield

Terri Redmond
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

Gina Riordan
Drug Free Workplace PA

Dr. Kathryn Sandoe

Lisa Sanford
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of General Services

Deoborah Suder
Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney

Dr. Lori Suski
Middletown Area School District

Cathleen Veach, MD
UPMC Pinnacle


The Circle of Excellence is a special recognition for women at the pinnacle of their careers. These women are truly the Icons of their industry and hold a sustained leadership role in their organization and the community.

This year’s inaugural inductees are:

Susan P. Byrnes
Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center

Linda Carchidi
The JFC Staffing Company

Dana Chryst
The Jay Group

Patricia A. Husic
Centric Bank

Tara Mashack-Behney, CFP®, ChFC®
Conrad Siegel

Kim S. Phipps, Ph. D
Messiah College

Cheryl Rhein
Penn Air

Carolyn Schaefer
York Traditions Bank

Robin Stauffer
High Foundation

Jean M. Treuthart

Lisa Wagman Glezer
Wagman, Inc.

Mary Webber Weston
Webber Associates; BURN 30

2020 Women of Influence Application

Letters of recommendation are highly encouraged due to the quantity of applicants for this award. Please send any supporting materials to ehildabridle@bridgetowermedia.com. Up to 3 letters of recommendations are encouraged. Applications are completed by the person nominated and completed applications must be submitted for the candidate to participate in this program. Information provided on this form may be used by the Central Penn Business Journal in the corresponding event publication. To be eligible for this award, the winner must live in or work in the Central Pennsylvania Area at the time of judging. Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.
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  • List most recent first and include Start and End Year, Company and Title
  • List most recent first and include Year and Corporation
  • Professionally, what do you consider your most significant accomplishment to be?
  • Please give ONE example that demonstrates how you have mentored others outside of the guidance you provide to your direct reports.
  • What awards have you been most proud to receive? List most recent first and include year, award/honor name and awarding institution
  • Excluding family, on a personal basis, what do you consider your most significant accomplishment to be?