Long Island’s high-powered businesswomen will be honored during an empowering event that connects women and recognizes successful business, community, cultural, political, civic, and religious female leaders.

The Long Island Power Women in Business Awards & Networking Event will be help 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 at Leonard’s Palazzo, 555 Northern Blvd. in Great Neck. Tickets are $175.

News 12 Long Island anchor Antoinette Biordi will serve as emcee and Star of Stars for the event.

Innovators of the Year are Kim Gavin and Renee Wisinski, Co-Founders of Twin Tech, LLC. This year’s Dynamic Duo is Amy Altman and Moriah Adamo, Partners at Abrams Fensterman. And this year’s Rising Star is Pavneet Kaur Mehra, VP of CitiCard Branded Cards.

Sponsoring the event are London Jewelers, Investors Bank, Flushing Bank, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, Capital One Spark Business, Vigorito, Barker, Porter & Paterson, LLP, Northwell Health Go Health Urgent Care, Lessings Hospitality Group, Signature Premier Properties, Kaminezky Law & Mediation, P.C., People’s United Bank, Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP, Zorn’s of Bethpage, Govida and Sandwire.

To nominate a Power Woman or purchase tickets, visit schnepscommunicationsevents.com

The honorees include:

Dr. Neva Helena Alexander, Founder of Neva Global Alliance
Lorraine Aycock, SVP & Market Manager of Enterprise Business and Community Engagement Bank of America
Grace Balucci-Doria, CEO of Grace’s Marketplace
Hon. Ruth Bogatyrow Kraft, Partner at Vigorito, Barker, Porter, & Patterson LLP
Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard, Managing Partner at Pegalis & Erickson, LLC
Susan Bortone, Director of Operations at GoHealth Urgent Care
Sandra N. Busell, Partner at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP
Jean Camilletti, Franchise Partner at Blo Blow Dry Bar
Jennifer Cantin, Director of Marketing & Development at Lessings Hospitality Group
Margo Cargill, CEO at Titanium Linx Consulting, Inc.
Marianela Casas, Assistant Commissioner for Community Engagement at Nassau County Police Department
Stephanie Castro, Associate Group Director Vice President at Signature Bank
Shalu Chopra, Community Advocate
Ann Conroy, President, Long Island Division, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Yvonne Cort, Partner, Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld, LLP
Cheryelle Cruickshank, CEO of Human First
Elizabeth Custodio, Vice President, Community Development & CRA Officer for NY People’s United Bank
Donna M. Douglas, Director of Operations at Academy Charter School
Wendy Dubner-Master, President of Heritage Farms & Garden
Allison Ehrlich, District Manager of ADP
Brigitte Ferrada, SVP & Relationship Manager at Capital One
Amanda Field, Commissioner of the Plainview Water District
Meredith Friedman, Partner, Van Horn & Friedman, P.C.
Loretta Gastwirth, Partner, Meltzer Lippe
Kim Gates Goldstein, Attorney at Gates Goldstein, LLP
Cheri Giglia, Managing Director, CPA Supporting Strategies North Shore LI
Reena Gulati, Reena Gulati, PLLC
Daria Hoffman, Attorney & Associate Real Estate Broker
Kristen Jarnagin, President & CEO, Discover Long Island
Melissa Kaiser, Vice President- Business Development Officer, Flushing Bank
Deborah Kaminetzky, Owner Kaminetzky Law & Mediation, P.C.
Elena Karabatos, Partner at Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, PLLC
Karen Keating, President Tradition Title Agency, Inc.
Kelsey Knutsen, Chief Marketing Officer at Tully Rinckey PLLC
Robyn Kreiner, MD,Pediatric Allergist at Strauss Allergy & Asthma
Dr. Eve Lupenko, Greenberg Plastic Surgery and Dermatology
Joan Hope MacNaughton, Founder & Artistic Director, Leggz LTD
Runi Mukherji Ratnam, Ph.D., SUNY Old Westbury
Samantha Ray, Head of Operations, American Investment Properties
Gail Ritzert, Partner at Hawkins, Rosenfield, Ritzert & Varriale, LLP
Judy L.  Simoncic, Partner at Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP
Karen Tenenbaum, Managing Partner and Founder, Tenenbaum Law, P.C.
Davi Tserpelis, SVP Regional Business Banking Manager, City National Bank
Cristina Velez, General Manager, Hampton Inn & Suites at Rockville Centre.
Kathy Viard, Broker/Owner, Signature Premier Properties
Veena Vijayendra, Public Health Policy Advocate
Julie Watterson, Executive Director, Kids Clubhouse of Suffolk County
Amy Zaslansky, Founder, The Book Fairies
Merrill Zorn, President & CEO of Zorn’s of Bethpage

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