The YWCA Mohawk Valley held its 28th annual Saltute to Outstanding Women Awards Luncheon at Harts Hill Inn on Thursday.

Diane Stancato, Executive Director of the YWCA Mohawk Valley, says eight women were recognized for their excellence and leadership in their career paths and communities.

The 2016 Salute Wards included two new categories, STEAM and Social Justice.

The following women were honored today:

  • Deborah Cabral, Business and Industry
  • Flossie Mitchell, Education
  • Darlene Mack-Brown, Healthcare
  • Brenda Episcopo, Human and Public Service
  • Cassandra Sheets, LMSW: Professions
  • Elizabeth Rossi, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math
  • Beverly Quist, Social Justice
  • Kay Sinclair, Unsung Herione

Nearly 400 people attended today's event.  Proceeds from the event go toward the YWCA's crisis services programs.

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