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MD 2012 Top 100 Event recap

Suzanne Huettner Fischer - Publisher of The Daily Record and Monyka Berrocosa - Founder & CCO of

Last night was the Daily Record Top 100 event at Myerhoff Symphony Hall. The event has been an institution in the women in business calendar and it is always interesting to see who attends, and who doesn’t.

Jeanette Glose Partlow - President of Maryland Chemical Corporation and Carol Coughlin Founder and CEO Bottom Line Growth Strategies

The nomination process starts no sooner than the awards are over and runs until January of the following year. This year 400 nominations were combed through – first by an initial group of judges (usually made up of several past winners and business community leaders) to reveal the real contenders and once that initial elimination round is over,  seven official  judges go over the filtered application and choose the year’s Top 100. This year’s Judges included Joan Athen (Managing Partner Gender Strategy, Ellen Fish (Executive Vice President CFG Community Bank & President of Network 2000) , Frances Hughes Glendening, Margaret Hayes (Director of Strategic Initiatives University of Maryland School of Nursing), Ferrier Stillman (Partner, Tydings and Rosenberg LLP), Patricia Tunstall (Retired Vice President Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch) and Tom Linthicum (Executive Editor, Vice President The Daily Record.)

Veronica Cool - Wells Fargo / Lori Villegas - Morgan Stanley Smith Barney / Susan Katz - The Growth Coach

For a complete list of this year’s winners and who was named to the Circle of Excellence – click here.

Eligibility for the award obliges:

The applicant must reside or work in Maryland; not eligible to win in consecutive years; and can win a total of three times and then be named to the Circle of Excellence for a sustained achievement.

Criteria obliges:

Professional – Achievement in chosen professional field; exercises leadership in profession; and demonstrates a history of significant and worthwhile contributions to the profession.

Volunteer – Contributes significant time and effort to volunteerism; exercises leadership within the community; and scope of involvement extends beyond volunteer efforts in profession.

Mentor – Serves as a mentor to others- extends beyond direct reports at work.

The Top 100 is an important event. Every year it increases in scope and benefit to the community.

We wish all winners the very best and our deepest congratulations . Kudos to the Myerhoff and the Daily Record team for an outstanding event. We look forward to seeing who will make the list next year in 2013!

Author: monyka


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