The YWCA Mohawk Valley held its 31st annual Salute to Outstanding Women Luncheon at Harts Hill in Whitesboro on Thursday.

Local women were honored in nine categories.

  • Education, Maria Lindsay
  • Entrepreneur, Christina Buschmann
  • Healthcare, Dianne DiMeo
  • Human and Public Service, Gail Miskowiec
  • Outstanding Youth, Brooke Riscica
  • Professional/Business and Industry, Kristen Szarek
  • Social Justice, Olivia Paul
  • STEAM, Lisa Davis
  • Unsung Heroine, Sister Lois Paciello

248 women have been honored during the past 31 years

The Salute To Outstanding Women event is the YWCA's largest fundraiser of the year.