June 12, 2013

Special Achievement Awards To Honor Local Women

The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Alliance (WIBA) will be hosting the first Women of Achievement Awards breakfast honoring women from the Princeton Region and Central New Jersey for their professional accomplishments and contributions to the community on June 13 at Jasna Polana.

The Women of Achievement award acknowledges outstanding women and their supporters who have realized extraordinary levels of accomplishment in their respective fields. The first class of honorees includes such diverse fields as: architecture, not for profit organizations, entrepreneurial startups, and journalism.

The 2013 Women of Achievement honorees are: Barbara Fox, reporter at Lawrenceville-based US1, for her achievements in journalism; Danielle Gletow, founder of Trenton-based One Simple Wish, for her achievements in not-for-profit businesses; Barbara Hillier, of Princeton-based studiohillier, for her achievements in architecture; and Denise Taylor, of Lawrenceville-based Great Looks Salon, for her achievements in entrepreneurial initiatives.

“As leaders in their career fields we believe that these women are role models for others to admire and emulate for their strength of purpose and desire to accomplish something extraordinary against all challenges,” said Peter Crowley, president and CEO of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce. “These women may not be familiar to everyone but their remarkable stories and achievements make them influential leaders. The Women of Achievement award is designed to recognize these women and the people who have supported them on their journey to achieving success and expertise in their chosen profession.”

Recognition will take place during a breakfast at Jasna Polana on June 13. “The Princeton Regional Chamber and WIBA have listened to the voices and opinions of many women in the region and have created the Women of Achievement award to honor women who have made outstanding strides in their chosen professions,” said Michelle Everman, a member of the WIBA Committee who helped create the recognition.

Members of the WIBA committee nominated women and those candidates were reviewed by a selection committee along with the chamber staff. The Women in Business Alliance is a program of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, a membership organization committed to promoting business growth within the Princeton Region and surrounding areas. With more than 1,800 individual contacts and more than 880 Member companies, the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce membership is primarily focused in five central New Jersey counties and stretches as far as New York, Philadelphia, and Canada.

The public is welcome to attend the breakfast at TPC Jasna Polana on June 13 and registration can be done at www.princetonchamber.org.