NYS Women Buffalo Niagara Chapter Women In Leadership Award

Women In Leadership

Women In Leadership NYS Women IncThe Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc. (BNC) is proud to partner with WKBW-TV to showcase successful local women who have given back to the Western New York community. “Women In Leadership” honorees are established women business owners or professional/working women who have exhibited leadership, enterprise, and excellence in their business or profession and give back to the Western New York or greater community. The goal of the program is to recognize women who have succeeded both in the business and charitable arenas and help inspire others to follow in their path.

Each month throughout the year a woman business owner or working woman will be featured on AM Buffalo. Each June, BNC and WKBW-TV will recognize all our honorees at an annual event.


Established woman business owner or working/professional woman who:

  • Exhibits leadership, enterprise, and excellence in their business;
  • Gives back to Western New York or greater community with volunteer service 

Women In Leadership Application PDF


April 2018 Honoree

Joelle Logue
Women’s advocate and volunteer
Chair, Erie County Commission on the Status of Women Advisory Board
Secretary, YWCA World Service Council
Board member, Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts

Originally from Allentown, PA, Joelle Logue has a BA in Political Science/English from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.A. in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked as a newspaper editor and advertising copywriter but her passion now is as an advocate for women’s issues.

Joelle volunteers with the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, YWCA, and Planned Parenthood to build awareness and advocacy to improve the status of women and seek parity for women in all spheres of life. She is proud of the dedication and commitment each of these organizations takes in seeking a fair and just world when addressing women’s rights.

She believes in the guiding principles and values of each organization: the Commission on the Status of Women is dedicated to eliminating discrimination in any form that may exist on account of gender and providing equal opportunities to all citizens of Erie County. The YWCA World Service Council works for a fully inclusive world where justice, peace, health, human rights, freedom and care for the environment are promoted and sustained through women’s leadership. And Planned Parenthood is creating public policies that protect and support sexual and reproductive health, services, rights and justice.