YWCA Academy of Women Achievers Inducts President Nemerowicz

President Gloria Nemerowicz was one of ten women inducted into the Boston YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers at its 11th annual Women’s Leadership Event at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in June before an audience of more than 500. The event highlighted the work of the ten to encourage others, promote democracy, foster education and personal growth and development, help raise funds for charitable organizations, and build businesses.

As part of the ceremony, honorees designated their award presenter; President Nemerowicz chose Donnaree Wynter ’05, who received the PMC President’s Cup Award in recognition of her personal and community accomplishments in furthering the understanding of inclusive leadership and social responsibility. Wynter also joined the PMC Admissions staff in August.

In accepting the award, President Nemerowicz said, “I am humbled and honored to receive this award and thrilled that Pine Manor College is being recognized in the community as a catalyst for change in the lives of women.”

Attending the ceremony were a number of PMC faculty and staff, two students, and Trustee Nadia Chamblin ’94. At the conclusion of the presentations PMC junior Rosandra Ortiz, a double major in History and English, said, “It made me proud to see Gloria onstage with such a great company of women. It was rewarding watching her get the accolades she deserved from her peers. The event and the award itself are a reflection of all the hard work she has done for the school.”

Marti Wilson-Taylor, YWCA President & CEO and PMC Trustee, stated that “The honor of election to the Academy of Women Achievers is given to celebrate the achievements of Boston-area women who have risen to extraordinary heights in their chosen field. We look to honor women, who, having been empowered themselves, are empowering others,” she said. “Our Academy of Women Achievers class of 2005 is a dynamic and dedicated group of women who have demonstrated leadership, made significant contributions to their organizations and communities, and have become role models for other women.”

“Our honorees,” Wilson continued, “are committed to the mission of the YWCA to empower women and eliminate racism, and they are working to build a future for all women in Boston.”

In addition to President Nemerowicz, the 2005 Academy of Women Achievers included Nancy Altobello, managing partner AABS New England, Ernst & Young; Dr. Alice Chiang, president and CEO, Teratech Corp; Dr. Roberta Herman, senior VP and chief medical officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; Swanee Hunt, director of the Women’s Public Policy Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government; Denise Kaigler, corporate VP of global communications and talent relations, Reebok International Ltd.; Susan Lewis Solomont, senior fellow, The Philanthropic Initiative Inc.; Stephanie Sonnabend, president and CEO, Sonesta International Hotels Corp.; Meg Vaillancourt, SVP of corporate relations, Boston Red Sox; and Kellye Walker, senior VP, general counsel, BJ’s Wholesale Club.