Goodwill Ambassador

The recipient of this award is a woman who is focused on community outreach, business and personal philanthropy efforts, who demonstrates leadership characteristics in our community with proven results.

Agate Award

Agate is the stone of strength & courage. This award is presented to the man who has demonstrated exceptional effort that have helped advance women in business. He is a champion for gender equality with a track record of investing in and supporting women in our community

Leadership in Diversity

The recipient of this award is a business leader who excels in the pursuit of cultural diversity in the community and workplace. She participates in a variety of corporate and community events that promote diversity, is dedicated to raising issues of diversity and protecting civil and human rights, and demonstrates leadership characteristics in the community.

Care To Share

The recipient of this award is a woman who shares her expertise to help others develop and grow. She creates a lasting and beneficial impact on business owners, leaders, and rising stars.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The recipient of this award is a woman who builds long term business success, with strong community involvement and is adaptable in the changing business environment. She is innovative in her business strategy and recognized as a business leader.

Educational Achievement Scholarship / $5,000 to Central Penn College

The recipient of this scholarship will demonstrate more than just financial need and a worthy GPA. We are looking for someone who has passion and drive for their chosen industry, a hard worker who deserves recognition, and a goal-oriented, community focused individual.

Previous Winners


Conference Alumni

Goodwill Ambassador

2017 Award Winner: Adrienne Thoman, Central Penn College

2016 Award Winner: Teri Jakob, Pinnacle Health Foundation 

2015 Award Winner: Christine Persson, Pinnacle Health

2014 Award Winner:Devan Drabik, YWCA

2013 Award Winner: Elaine Deimler, Capital Blue Cross

Leadership in Diversity Award

2017 Award Winner: Deborah Vereen, Vereen Promotions Group

2016 Award Winner: Alexandra Oles, The Hershey Company 

2015 Award Winner: Megan Peterson, Central Penn College

2014 Award Winner:

Latina Leadership Award

The Latina Leadership has now been combined under the Leadership in Diversity for 2017

2016 Award Winner: America Schwartz, Highmark Analyst 

2015 Award Winner: Nicole Borreli, Latino Connection

2014 Award Winner:

2013 Award Winner: Gloria Vazquez Merrick, LHACC

Agate Award

2017 Award Winner:Marvin Worthy, Worthy Consulting Training, LLC


Care to Share Award

2017 Award Winner: 

2016 Award Winner: Dr Karen Scolforo, Central Penn College

2015 Award Winner: Cheryl Ciambotti, Perhaps Today Ministries

2014 Award Winner: Kathy George, Cedar Cliff Subway

2013 Award Winner: Carol Aranos, Americhoice Federal Credit Union

Lifetime Achievement

2017 Award Winner: Leigh Hurst, Feel Your Boobies

2016 Award Winner: Lucy Gnazzo, Gnazzo Promotions

2015 Award Winner: Margaret Delmonico, PSECU

2014 Award Winner:Lauri Fitzpatrick, Wears Like New

2013 Award Winner : Paula Kostick , Classic Dry Cleaner

Nonprofit Grant

2017 Award Winner: Peace Promise

2016 Award Winner: Children’s Resource Central 

2015 Award Winner: Downtown Daily Bread

2014 Award Winner: Big Brothers / Big Sisters

2013 Award Winner: Project Share

$5000 Central Penn College Scholarship

2017 Award Winner: MIchelle Hoffer

2016 Award Winner: Christina Moon

2015 Award Winner: Gillian Lawrence