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Photo courtesy of Linda West 2013

MyCit4Her Media Founder and CCO Monyka Berrocosa pleased to celebrate the four incredible 2013 Trail Blazer award winners of the Center Club’s Women in Business Intra-Club that were honored this past Tuesday June 4, 2013.

“These four highly accomplished women all progressed on a stellar career trajectory largely due to their foundation in technology and choice to pursue it as a career, and this at a time when the moniker “geek” was not necessarily quite so “chic”, says Monyka Berrocosa Founder & Co-Chair of the Center Club Women in Business & CCO of MyCity4Her, Inc, “We at the Center Club Women in Business Intra-Club are honored to be recognizing them as what they are – vanguards, visionaries and Trail Blazers.”

About 65 of the region’s most influential and successful business women attended the private ceremony on Tuesday June 4, 2013 which took place at Baltimore’s Center Club, a private business club which was founded upon the principles of diversity and inclusion back in established in 1962 at a time when prominent Baltimore business and social leaders were seeking an environment that would offer fine cuisine and attentive service in a setting of privacy and tradition, regardless of a person’s race, religion, color or creed. Attendees of the evening’s delightful event read like a veritable “Who’s Who” of the Greater Baltimore women in business community included Brenda McKenzie (the new CEO of Baltimore Development Corporation), Cynthia Leppert,(the recently inducted President of the Baltimore City Bar Association), Janine Di Paula Stevens(CEO of Vircity & the President Elect of Network 2000 & existing President of NAWBO BRC), Cidalia Luis (CEO of M. Luis Construction), Linda Cromwell, (CEO of Being There Senior Care), Tracy Gosson (President at Sagesse, Inc), Jenette Young (President of Comforcare), Rosa Scharf (Senior Vice President Howard Bank), Ovetta Moore (former Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and Chief of Staff of Commercial Group), Jill Reamer (CEO of Peak Strategies), and Co-Chair of Women in Business at the Center Club, Content Mc Laughlin (Principal McLaughlin Law Group) among others.

Ms. Berrocosa continues “ the whole reason for the club was to create a welcoming, supportive environment within the Center Club to encourage professionals and business women to connect, share resources and do business, since its creation back in 2007 it has become one of the largest contributors of new membership to the club.”  The evening’s beautiful awards were produced by none other than MyCity4Her Subscriber Donna Jacobson, Owner/President of Third Floor Promotions. As always Nancy Sloane, the Director of Membership and Marketing at the Center Club, and her outstanding team did a wonderful job of making sure the evening went off flawlessly, and that the food setting and ambiance were superbe.

The evening’s honorees included Janet Amirault, CEO of Software Consortium (SCI), Julie Lenzer Kirk, executive director of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship in Columbia, MD, Sharon Pinder, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Minority & Women-Owned Business Development in Baltimore (and also the Founder of the highly acclaimed Top 100 MBE awards), and Joan Worthington, a technology fellow at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission who is also a Women in Business and Center Club member.

The Women in Business Intra-Club at the Center Club meets monthly on the first Tuesday of every month and guests are permitted to visit. For more information about the Center Club go to: or call: (410) 727-7788

Author: monyka


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