The Daily Record today announced its 2015 Top 100 Women.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Top 100 Women. The program was launched in 1996 to recognize outstanding women leaders who are not only leading the way professionally but are dedicating their time and energy to community work as well as mentoring. Twenty years later this program continues to grow.
Nearly 400 women were nominated for the honor statewide. This year, of the 100 selected, 70 are first-time recipients, and 11 women will be inducted into the Circle of Excellence. Circle of Excellence honorees will receive the award for a third and final time.
Nominees were asked to complete an application outlining their educational and career history, professional and community involvement, corporate and nonprofit board memberships, and mentoring experience. They were encouraged to submit letters of recommendation from those who are familiar with their accomplishments professionally, in the community and through mentoring.
A panel of judges comprised of business professionals and past Maryland’s Top 100 Women winners reviewed the applications and selected this year’s honorees.
“This year’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women are extraordinary. They go above and beyond in everything they do. They lead companies, create change, break barriers, chart new territory and make a difference at home, at work and in their communities,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They inspire those around them to be the best they can be. The Daily Record is pleased to honor them.”