Women in Business Awards

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Women in Business Awards

This year’s 2023 Women in Business Awards luncheon was full of inspiration and recognition. We recognized the accomplishments of 25 powerful women who have truly excelled, not only in their professional lives, but also as leaders and role models in their communities. Find out about these remarkable honorees featured in the Nov/Dec issue of 914INC.

The luncheon featured a keynote from NBC News Anchor Kate Snow, who shared her own personal experiences about being a woman in the workplace and the challenges she faced leading up to her success.

Special thank you to our sponsors, who helped make this event possible, and again, congratulations to the Class of 2023 Women in Business.

Women in Business

Sponsorship information:
(914) 345-0601 x138

General event information:
(914) 345-0601 x149

Gold Sponsors

Cappelli Organization
WMC Health

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Yankwitt LLP
Yonkers Downtown

Event Sponsors

Bardstown Bourbon Company
Buzz Creators
California Closets
Castle Hotel & Spa
Henry B. Whitaker Garage Doors
The Arc
Westchester Talk Radio
Women's Enterprise Development Center

Gift Bag Sponsors

EF Academy
IMPACT PR & Communications
Yonkers IDA

2023 Honorees

Jessica Ardrey

Operations Manager

Yonkers Downtown/Yonkers BID

Lisa Buchman

Executive Vice President, Chief Client Officer

Harrison Edwards Integrated Marketing

Soosan Bushehri-Tehrani


The Arc Westchester

Diane Cricchio

CEO/Creative Director

TimeLine Video

Sobeida Cruz

Co-Founder and Trustee

Charter School of Educational Excellence

Eileen Egan

Executive Director

Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health

Kerri El-Sabrout

Vice President, Patient Services

White Plains Hospital

Hon. Lissette Fernandez

City Court Judge

Peekskill City Court

Lisa Florio


Abrams Fensterman LLP

Jeanette Gisbert

Executive Director

Volunteer New York!

Renee Plummer-Brown


Double Door

Kathryn Raio Rende


Earworm Entertainment

Alessandra Ravetti

Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Shari Rosen Ascher

Director of Policy & Programs for Small Business and Chambers of Commerce

Westchester County Government

Maria Samuels

Executive Director

Westchester Disabled on the Move

Jacqueline Strum


Wine Enthusiast Media

Erika Strum Silberstein


Wine Enthusiast Commerce

Alicia Tallbe

Partner and Deputy Chair of Litigation

Yankwitt LLP

Linda Tyler

Senior Director of Membership & Programs

Business Council of Westchester

Phyllis Yezzo

Executive Vice President/Chief Nursing Executive

Westchester Medical Center Health Network

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Keynote Speaker

Kate Snow

Kate Snow

NBC News Senior National Correspondent; Anchor, Sunday Edition of “NBC Nightly News”; Anchor, NBC News Daily

Kate Snow is the anchor of NBC Nightly News Sunday and the anchor of NBC News Daily, a daily broadcast which airs on NBC and on the streaming network NBC News NOW.  Snow is also an award-winning Senior National Correspondent for NBC News. Her reporting appears across all platforms of NBC News.  She currently contributes regularly to Nightly News with Lester Holt, TODAY, and Dateline NBC.

Over three decades, Snow has tackled issues surrounding the human condition, including mental health, substance use, domestic violence, sexual assault and the welfare of children. She has also covered politics throughout her career, including six presidential elections, the White House and Congress. She has interviewed a wide range of newsmakers, from President Obama to Bono; Demi Lovato to Bill Nye the Science Guy.

In 2022, Snow received a Gracie Award for a series about the difficulty women have in reporting domestic abuse during custody battles.  In 2019, she won an Emmy for her 2018 exclusive sit-down with Andrea Constand, who broke her 13-year silence about the case that led to Bill Cosby’s conviction (which was later overturned). That Dateline hour followed Snow’s 2015 Dateline special with 27 Bill Cosby accusers in one room, which also won both Emmy and duPont awards. Her Emmy-winning 2014 series, “Hooked: America’s Heroin Epidemic,” put a human face on a public health crisis, prompted congressional hearings and legislative action, and was praised by drug policy organizations.  Her reporting on mental health was honored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Additionally, Snow hosts NBC News’ The Drink with Kate Snow, a digital series and podcast where she speaks with well-known celebrities, innovators and influencers and dives into their success stories.  She also hosts “Dateline: Secrets Uncovered”, which airs on Oxygen.  In 2019, Snow created and hosted “Relentless with Kate Snow” on Oxygen and featured stories of crime survivors who were relentless in their pursuit of justice for a family member.

Prior to joining NBC News in 2010, Snow was the anchor of the weekend edition of ABC’s Good Morning America for six years. Previously, she was a White House correspondent for ABC News and a Congressional Correspondent for CNN.

Snow is the wife of radio host Chris Bro and proud mom of two. She is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Master’s degree in international affairs from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She works closely with many charitable organizations and serves on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, recently receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the national organization.

Snow is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Threads, TikTok and Snapchat at @tvkatesnow

2023 Photo Gallery


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Is there an age limit or an ID requirement to enter the event?

There is no age limit or ID requirement to attend this event.

What about weather? What if it rains?

All events are rain or shine. All tickets are final sale. We cannot provide refunds, cancellations or rain checks due to weather conditions.

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914INC. is pleased to honor some of the most successful, influential, and inspirational female executives, entrepreneurs, and government and nonprofit leaders in the region with our annual Women in Business cover story and luncheon.

Eligibility Criteria:

• Nominee may live anywhere, but must work in Westchester
• Nominee must have been in her current position for at least one year.
• Anyone (colleague, peer, superior, subordinate, friend, relative) is eligible to nominate a candidate.

Self-nominations are accepted.

The deadline to submit was August 1, 2023.