Honoring Women's History Month

 

Annual Program Honors Women's Contributions to Our Community 


In honor of Women’s History Month, Senator Grisanti is looking forward to honoring a woman from Western New York whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes herdeserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction."


The Senate will honor this distinguished woman from our area and throughout the state at an Albany reception to be held on Tuesday, May 7th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., where each honoree's photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the special contributions of exemplary New York women.


"There are remarkable women in our midst whose lives, work or special accomplishments contribute to making our communities better, making our families stronger and serve as special examples to others," said Senator Grisanti. "The Senate's 'Woman of Distinction' program provides a special opportunity to honor these women for their achievements and to thank them for the special pride they bring to our communities."


Previous winners in the annual event have included leading women from the worlds of business, academics and civic life, as well as those who have performed heroic or selfless acts, made significant discoveries or provided examples of personal excellence against difficult odds.


The "Woman of Distinction" program was created as part of the Senate's celebration of Women's History Month. In addition to recognizing present-day women, the Senate will host a display that honors other distinguished women from New York's past, from leaders of the 19th Century suffragist movement to pioneers in education, science and the arts.