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Women of Influence

Pennsylvania’s Women of Influence identifies high-achieving women for their tremendous career accomplishments. These women are selected based on their professional experience, community involvement, leadership and sustained commitment to mentoring. Nominate a woman you know who is breaking the glass and soaring to new heights.  A small group of high achieving women who have shown a career of sustained achievement in their areas will be inducted into the Circle of Influence.


Nominations close March 19, 2021

Application deadline April 2, 2021

Event date: June 21, 2021

For more information, contact our Events Team at cpbjevents@bridgetowermedia.com

Central Penn Business Journal is COVID conscious and will be making educated decisions on whether events are virtual or in-person per CDC recommendations and state and county guidance. For now, events for 2021 are moving forward as virtual but as soon as we can come back together in person to celebrate excellence we look forward to doing so.


Monday, June 21, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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2021 Women of Influence Nomination

The Central Penn Business Journal Women of Influence awards recognize high-achieving women who are making a positive impact through leadership, community service and mentoring. This year CPBJ also will recognize Women to Watch – honoring women leaders, age 40 or younger, who display outstanding professional acumen, community involvement and commitment to positive change.

Circle of Excellence honorees are women of longstanding, notable success in the community who are leading the way for other women. These women are selected by the CPBJ editorial board.

Who should be nominated?
You know and admire her. She’s the woman who never fails to exceed expectations – at work and beyond. No matter how many tasks she juggles, she makes it look easy. She always makes time to mentor others and creates a picture of what’s possible by leading by example.

Don’t miss this chance to recognize her for her inspirational leadership and extraordinary accomplishments - nominate her for CPBJ Women of Influence or Women to Watch!
For questions about nominations, please contact our events team at cpbjevents@bridgetowermedia.com.

Nomination deadline: Friday, March 19, 2021
  • Please list the nominee's email address, not the email address of the individual filling out the form.

Abeer Srouji Allen Eye Candy Family, LLC

Denise DesGroseilliers Britton Shalom House

Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR HACC & HACC Foundation

Meghan Clark Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Stephanie G. Clay, P.E. ARRO Consulting, Inc.

Nicole Deary Leadership Cumberland

Erin P. Deller Assemble; Andculture

Betsy Hamm Duck Donuts Franchising

Jessica Hughes Viscul

Kandice Kerwin Hull McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

Sharice Johnson Milton Hershey School

Stephanie Kessler RKL LLP

Ellen Kyzer PNC

Janeen M. Latin UCP Central PA

Michelle Latta Feeser’s, Inc.

Michelle Lisk Mid Penn Home Care LLC / Synergy HomeCare of Mid Penn

Shelly Matter HB McClure Company

Jeshanah McLeod Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz

Regina Bilotta McLeod Ace Distributing

Tracy Pawelski PPO&S Integrated Marketing

Robin K. Rohrbaugh Community Progress Council

Brooke E. D. Say Stock and Leader

Kristine C. Saylor Keystone Human Services

Stephanie Schmidt Poole Anderson Construction

Joelle Shea Gannett Fleming

Debra Kohr Sheppard PCN

Ruth Katherine Shiffler Wilmington Trust, N.A. 

Traci Shughart Premier Wealth Management

Patty Sibbach Precision Training Concepts, LLC

Natalie M. Wech M&T Bank

Jessica L. Whitmyer Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Leigh Ann Wilson MANTEC

Amy M. Young Wagman Construction, Inc.

Karen Young Hr Resolutions

Woman to Watch

Katie Roering Fontana Candle Company, LLC

Circle of Excellence

To be considered for the Central Penn Business Journal’s Circle of Excellence recognition, women honorees have sustained leadership roles in their choice of profession, through mentorship and in their community. They are at the pinnacle of their careers and true icons of their industry.

Victoria Connor York County Bar Association/York County Bar Foundation

Susan Graham Susan Graham Consulting

Una Martone Leadership Harrisburg Area

Lisa Myers Boyer & Ritter

Tina L. Nixon UPMC Pinnacle