Monday, December 7, 2009

Chamber announces winners of 2010 Pinnacle Awards.

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce today announced the winners of its 2010 Pinnacle Awards

Honoring the accomplishments of eight women in Greater Boston who have achieved excellence in business and management, the Pinnacle Awards will take place on January 22nd, at the Westin Copley Place Boston. The awards luncheon will feature Lisa Hughes, anchor at WBZ-TV, as the master of ceremonies.

This year’s honorees will be recognized for their accomplishments in the following categories:

•    Lifetime Achievement: Mary Richardson, Anchor, WCVB-TV’s Chronicle;

•    Achievement in Entrepreneurship: Beth Tucker, President, KNF&T;

•    Achievement in Management, Private Sector:  Fredi Shonkoff, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc.;

•    Achievement in Management, Government: The Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, Commonwealth of Massachusetts;

•    Achievement in Management, Non-Profit: Lyndia Downie, President & Executive Director, Pine Street Inn;

•    Achievement in the Professions: Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School;

•    Excellence in Arts & Education: Renee Landers, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School; and

•    Emerging Executive: Tiziana Dearing, President, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston.

“This year’s honorees exemplify excellence in their respective fields and their commitment to the region’s civic community is nothing short of remarkable,” said Paul Guzzi, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber.  “Each recipient is an inspiration to women aspiring to lead in business, government, academia, and media, and the Chamber looks forward to honoring them in January.”

Now in its 16th year, the Pinnacle Awards are presented by the Women’s Network of the Greater Boston Chamber. The awards honor women for outstanding achievement in the workplace, demonstrated leadership that has made a difference, and a commitment to enhance the quality of life in the region. The Women’s Network was founded in 1994 to promote and expand economic opportunities throughout the Greater Boston region for all women in business through shared leadership and expertise. The Women’s Network offers programs that provide career enrichment and development opportunities for women at all professional levels, spotlight the accomplishments of women, and promote the positive influence that women have upon the Greater Boston region.

To register for the event, click here.

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