2023 Women in Business Awards
Hudson Valley magazine is pleased to honor some of the most successful, influential, and inspirational female executives, entrepreneurs, and government and nonprofit leaders in the region with our annual Women in Business Awards feature and luncheon.
Thursday, December 7, 2023
33 Academy Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Our 2023 Women in Business nominations are now closed. All of this year’s honorees are announced in our December issue, available on newsstands in mid-November.
2023 Keynote Speaker
Maya Kaimal is an award-winning cookbook author who learned the art of Indian cooking from her South Indian father, and from family in Kerala, India. She has written three cookbooks on Indian food. Her first two, Curried Favors: Family Recipes from South India (winner of the Julia Child Award) and Savoring the Spice Coast of India, both highlighted her South Indian roots. Her newest cookbook, Indian Flavor Every Day was published by Clarkson Potter in March 2023.
In 2003, Maya and her husband launched a line of Indian sauces under the brand Maya Kaimal Foods. Her line has expanded to include ready to eat plant-based lentil and chickpea curries, rice and condiments, all designed to closely replicate the home-cooking she was raised on. Her products can be found at over 15,000 stores nationwide including Whole Foods Markets, Sprouts, Target, Safeway-Albertsons and Costco.
Cecille Castillon-WeinsteinFounder & CEO, Pepper Concierge
Jasmin DavisCity Chamberlain of Poughkeepsie
Sarah Dwyer-ShickFounder, The Sports Bra Project
Adasha GittensOwner, Dash Events, Party Rentals & Photo Booths
Nicole HarrisOwner, Tiny Greens Farm
Charise IsisFounder, Photographer & Executive Director, Grace Goddess Inc
Christine KelleyCo-Founder, Freefall Sangria
Jess KravitFounder & CEO, Exhalted Alchemy & River Valley Guild
Stacey Lamar, Dr. P.H.Owner, Sadie's Place NY
Gerda Maissel, M.D.Founder, My MD Advisor
Christine PellegrinoOwner, Pellegrino Healing Center & Pellegrino Integrative Cancer Center
Colonel Brianna PerataCommander of Keller Army Community Hospital & Director of The West Point Health Service Area
Chelsea StreifenederOwner, Body Be Well Pilates
Charlotte Van HornPresident, Tri-State Drywall & Acoustical Inc.
Monali VermaFounder & Owner, Robotics4U
Lisa WilsonExecutive Director, Hudson Valley Hospice & VP of Marketing Hudson Valley Hospice
Caroline Yip SpindelCo-Owner, The Rock Shop
Jocelyn ZimmerPresident, Zimmer Brothers Jewelers
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