2016HonoreesClick on the individual photos and links below to learn more about each 2016 Honoree.



Adina LevinsqAdina Levin
Co-founder of Collab
@collabnyc | 45
Angelina FiordellisisqAngelina Fiordellisi
Founding Artistic Director, Cherry Lane Theatre
@afiord | 61
Anima Patil-SabalesqAnima Patil-Sabale
Scientist-AStronaut Candidate, Projects PoSSUM and PHEnOM/Software & Aerospace Engineer, NASA
@animaontwit | 41
Ann Marie HabershawsqAnn Marie Habershaw
COO, Bully Pulpit Interactive
@habershaw | 53


Asha CurransqAsha Curran
Chief Innovation Officer, 92nd Street Y
@RadioFreeAsha | 43
Caroline BoudreauxsqCaroline Boudreaux
Founder, Miracle Foundation
@themiraclefound | 47
Celine SchillingersqCéline Schillinger
Head, Innovation & Engagement, Sanofi Pasteur
@CelineSchill | 46
Chia-Lin SimmonssqChia-Lin Simmons
CEO/Co-Founder, RedHelicopter; Founder #binderfullofwomenfounders
@chialinsimmons | 43
Christine HaradasqChristine Harada
Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, White House Council on Environmental Quality
@Chrismit94 | 43


Deborah DugansqDeborah Dugan
Chief Executive Officer, (RED)
@debdugan | 58
Diahann Billings BurfordsqDiahann Billings-Burford
Executive Director, Cultural Investments, Time Warner, Inc.
| 44
Pamay BasseysqEkpedeme “Pamay” M. Bassey
Global Learning and Development Executive, Author, Speaker, Facilitator, BlackRock / My 52 Weeks of Worship Project
@my52wow | 43
Emily McKhannsqpngEmily McKhann
Co-Founder, The Motherhood
@EmilyMcKhann | 55
Fif GhobadiansqFif Ghobadian
CEO, Road 22
@Road_22 | 53


francescolonFrances Colón
Deputy Science and Technology Adviser, U.S. Department of State
@fcolonindc | 41
Ilana GolansqIlana Golan
F-16 Flight instructor, Engineer, Founder & CEO, Stiya
@ilanagolan | 41
Jenny LefcourtsqJenny Lefcourt
VC, Freestyle Capital
@jennylefcourt | 47
Jessica FlechtnersqJessica Flechtner
Chief Scientific Officer, Genocea Biosciences
@jessaflecht | 44
Jill Van den BrulesqJill Van den Brule
Humanitarian & Social Entrepreneur, MPOWERD
@jijivdb | 40



Julie BombacinosqJulie Bombacino
CEO, Real Food Blends
@RealFoodBlends | 40
Julie DiCarosqJulie DiCaro
Sports Writer and Broadcaster, 670 The Score, WSCR
@JulieDiCaro | 43
Jumana Abu-GhazalehsqJumana Abu-Ghazaleh
CEO, betwixt.us
| 46
Karen CahnsqKaren Cahn
Founder & CEO, VProud
@karencahn | 42
Karen WalrondsqKaren Walrond
Photographer, Author, Speaker, Chookooloonks Media LLC
@chookooloonks | 49



KJ Dell’AntoniasqKJ Dell’Antonia
Columnist and Contributing Editor, the New York Times Well Family, The New York Times
@KJDellAntonia | 46
Kyle StokessqKyle Ann Stokes
Co-founder, The Writer’s Lab, IRIS
@The_Writers_Lab | 50
Libby SchaafsqLibby Schaaf
Mayor, City of Oakland
@libbyschaaf | 50
Musimbi Kanyorosq Musimbi Kanyoro
President and CEO, Global Fund for Women
@MKanyoro | 62



Myra NawabiMyra Nawabi
Sr. Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
@myranawabi | 40s
Rachel WeisssqRachel Weiss
VP, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, L’Oreal USA
@nycbabylon | 44
Rebecca CarrollsqRebecca Carroll
Writer/Producer, WNYC, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times
@rebel19 | 47
Rebecca OdessqRebecca Odes
Co-founder, Wifey.tv
@rebeccaodes | 47
Sharon WienbarsqSharon Wienbar
CEO, Hackbright Academy
@wienbar | 54



Shelley WestmansqShelley Westman
VP, Operations & Strategic Initiatives, IBM Security
@SW777111 | 46
Vanessa AlvarezsqVanessa Alvarez
Global Marketing Manager, Amazon Web Services
@vanessaalvarez1 | 40s
Vanessa QuigleysqVanessa Quigley
Co-founder, Chatbooker-in-Chief, Chatbooks
@vanessaquigley | 44
Vanessa SchencksqVanessa Schenck
Founder, TIA Girl Club
@tiagirlclub | 40s
Yvette Alberdingk ThijmsqYvette Alberdingk Thijm
Executive Director, WITNESS
@yvettethijm | 55


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