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Rupa Shanmugam - February 2018 Women in Leadership Honoree

Rupa Shanmugam - February 2018 Women in Leadership Honoree

SoPark Corporation was founded in 1981 by Robert Stevenson with just two employees. It has grown to 78 employees today. And later this year, current president and COO, Rupa Shanmugam will become the majority owner.

Friday, February 23, 2018/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (12)/Comments (0)/
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Rahwa Ghirmatzion - January 2018 Women in Leadership Honoree

Rahwa Ghirmatzion was born in Asmera, Eritrea in the middle of a civil war. She came to Western New York as a refugee at the age of eight with her family, after living in Sudan. She was educated in Buffalo Public Schools and SUNY Buffalo State.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (75)/Comments (0)/
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Keah Brown - December 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

Keah Brown - December 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

As a Lockport-based freelance journalist and writer, Keah Brown has written articles and essays for a variety of publications, including Lenny Letter, Teen Vogue, Catapult, Lit Hub, Harper’s Bazaar, Essence Magazine, The National Eating Disorders Association and more.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (139)/Comments (0)/
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Annette Pinder - November 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

Annette Pinder - November 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

Annette Pinder is the President and Publisher of Buffalo Healthy Living, a free full-color magazine established in 2010, and read by about 150,000 people each month in print, and online. A benefit corporation, Buffalo Healthy Living is a for-profit entity that is devoted to health, fitness, and nutrition for people of all ages. Benefit corporations are authorized in only 33 states and the District of Columbia, and are unique in that they have a social responsibility to positively impact the community and the environment.

Friday, November 24, 2017/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (206)/Comments (0)/
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Jennifer Parker - October 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

Jennifer Parker - October 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

Jennifer Parker is the owner of Jackson Parker Communications which has introduced a number of memorable program brands such as “Think Big with 43North” (encouraging minority and women entrepreneurship), “I’m a Woman in Charge” (a family planning program targeted to women), “Taking Care of You” (medical outreach campaign to the minority community), and “Success Looks Like Me,” a program designed to provide urban youth of color with access to successful professionals of color.

Thursday, October 26, 2017/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (267)/Comments (0)/
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Diana Cihak - September 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

Diana Cihak - September 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

Diana Cihak is the owner of Upper Edge Consulting, a grant writing firm, but her passion is WomenElect (WEPac), a volunteer based organization she founded to make a positive change in our community.

Friday, September 22, 2017/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (306)/Comments (0)/
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Susan Mager - August 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

Susan Mager - August 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

Susan Mager, resident of Blasdell, NY, has maintained membership in NYS Women, Inc. and the former Business and Professional Women/NYS for 33 years. She served in many capacities on the chapter level, holding every office up to, and including, president president, Buffalo Niagara Chapter (former BPW/Buffalo) and past president of the former Hamburg/BPW. She served two separate two-year terms as Region 8 director.

Thursday, August 24, 2017/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (399)/Comments (0)/
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Melodie Baker - June 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

Melodie Baker - June 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

Melodie Baker is the director of education at the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, where she designs, implements and secures funding for evidence-based education programs. In 2014, she co-founded the Charter School of Inquiry, where she is also chair of community engagement and a member of the board of trustees.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (414)/Comments (0)/
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Alma Carrillo - July 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

Alma Carrillo - July 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

Alma Carrillo’s wide-ranging journey to Buffalo – where she is executive director of the Buffalo Arts Studio – started in Mexico and then on to Texas; Notre Dame, where she graduated with a government international studies degree; a stint as office manager for the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Austin; Brown University, where she met her now-husband; and the Providence, Rhode Island-based Steel Yard, an industrial arts center and manufacturer of public art which fosters creative and economic opportunities, by providing workspace, tools, training and education, while forging lasting links to a local tradition of craftsmanship.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (312)/Comments (0)/
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Nancy Rizzo - May 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

Nancy Rizzo - May 2017 Women in Leadership Honoree

Berardi Immigration Law is a business immigration law firm that helps individuals and corporations obtain work permits, green cards and citizenship.

Friday, May 19, 2017/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (420)/Comments (0)/
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