Whitesboro, NY (WIBX) - The YWCA saluted outstanding women in the Mohawk Valley during its annual luncheon today.

More than 400 people were in attendance to honour eight women in a variety of categories.  The event was sponsored by Congressman Richard Hanna.  The theme was "Eliminating Racism. Empowering Women."

The women being honored in this year's ceremony are:

Arts and Communications: Jeanette Lenoir

Business and Industry: Shulamis Giordani

Education: Ann Marie Murray, Ph.D.

Health Care: Charlene Macri, RN, C-FNP

Human and Public Services: Azira Tabucic

Professions: Pastor Gloria McKinsey-Scutchins

Racial Justice: Carie Warmack

Unsung Heroine: Susan Woods

For more information about the YWCA call (315) 732.2159 or visit: www.ywcamv.org.