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2019 ‘Power Women’ honored
Photos by Corazon Aguirre and Ed Shin
The 2019 New York Power Women
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Four hundred-fifty attendees ascended
the towering Terrace on the Park ballroom
for Schneps Media’s “Power Women
of New York” Awards and Networking
event. The event honored 44 of Queens’
top female professionals across the borough.
Honorees ranging from the nonprofit
world to the fields of finance and medicine
gathered for a cocktail hour, a business
expo, dinner and an awards ceremony
hosted by NY 1’s Angi Gonazalez.
Assembly members David Weprin and
Alicia Hyndman attended the event to
speak the honorees as well.
The women were nominated by people
in their professional orbit who took note
of their leadership or community service.
“I’m actually getting the chills. You don’t
get to see it in your everyday world. You
don’t get to see the conglomerate of
women. You only get to see one woman
in a room full of men. So it’s nice to see so
many women doing very well and making
a difference,” said Patricia Polenz of the
Star Marketing Power Agency.
Polenz said that she was nominated
based on the philanthropy work that she
does. She picks four charities a year to
fundraise for. The last charity she picked
was the Leukemia Lymphoma Society for
which she raised $35,000.
“I’ve made a commitment to raise $1
million by 2020,” Polenz said.
Other award winners were chosen by
their employers for excellent their leadership
at work. Michele Stoddart of Resorts
World Casino singled out May Uri, vice
president of human resources, for her service
over the years.
“After a wonderful five years with us,
we absolutely wanted to show our appreciation
for putting her up to this honor,”
“It was really touching to see the successes
of these women,” Uri said.
Other honorees included Carole Temple
Phillips at J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home;
Palmina Whelan at American Airlines;
Selvena Brooks Powers at Port Authority
of New York & New Jersey; Nantasha
Williams at Port Authority of New York &
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Bank of America
MD1 Care and photo booth fun!
Assemblyman David Weprin (right), Anthony
Lemma (second from left), with guest and Dr.
Bindu Babu (honoree)
Dr. Jasmin Moshirpur, Vicki Schneps, honoree
Jacqueline Harounian and guest
Sackman and her
Greater New York Auto Dealers
Association with honoree Jane Millman
Parker Jewish Institute for Health
Care and Rehabilitation
The Totenberg Group supporting honoree Jill Totenberg Guests during the networking