Capital Region Chamber Announces 2024 Women of Excellence

Now in its 33rd year, the Women of Excellence Awards honors a select group of women for their success in business and their contributions to the community. Six women who have achieved success in their professional careers and dedicated themselves to community service will join the prestigious ranks of the Chamber’s Women of Excellence on Friday, May 10. The Women’s Business Council (WBC) of the Capital Region Chamber received many outstanding nominations from throughout our region. Each year the selection committee is comprised of prior Women of Excellence award recipients. This year’s honorees include Capital Repertory Theatre’s own, Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill for Distinguished Career based on several factors.

The nominees for Distinguished Career must have at least 25 years of experience and demonstrate a lifetime of exemplary contribution to her field and the community as well as a willingness to teach and mentor others in her profession and consistently uphold the standards and ethics that govern her field. 

Other women included in this honor are:

  • Excellence in Business Innovation: Hongwei Zhang, Consumer Directed Choices, Inc.
  • Excellence in Business: Mary Malone McCarthy, M3 Placement & Partnership
  • Excellence in the Professions: Dr. Kristen Navarette, MVP Health Care
  • Excellence in Management: Dr. Marion Terenzio, SUNY Cobleskill
  • Emerging Professional: Brenda Baddam, Office of the New York State Attorney General

“This year’s Women of Excellence Award honorees have demonstrated their exceptional contributions in various fields, not only in their work but also in their commitment to their families and community service,” said Mark Eagan, Chamber President, and CEO. “They are leading the way in their respective fields, and we are proud to honor them as Women of Excellence.”