The Marjaree Mason Center announced the list of honorees for the 33rd annual Top Ten Professional Women and Leading Business Awards.
Honorees are chosen for being community role models who have raised awareness of domestic violence. They span business, medicine, education and government work and were selected by a judging committee from nominations from community members.
This year’s Leading Business winner is Facility Designs, honored for its commitment to supporting women and their issues.
Around 1,000 people are expected to gather on Oct. 14 in downtown Fresno for a luncheon ceremony to recognize the winners. Keynote speaker Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev chose anti-domestic violence advocacy as her pageant platform.
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The campaign encourages participants to show their support to ending domestic violence by painting their left ring fingernail purple, the color of the anti-domestic violence movement.
A reception hosted by DiBuduo and DeFendis Insurance Brokers will also honor the recognized honorees on Sept. 8.
Tickets for the Oct. 14 reception are on sale through the event website, www.mmcenter.org/top-ten. Tickets are $60 each or $600 for a table of 10.
The Fresno Bee is a sponsor of the event.
33rd annual Top Ten Professional Women and Leading Business Awards honorees
- Nada Barrett: assurance director, Moss Adams LLP
- Francine Farber: past president, League of Women Voters of Fresno
- Lori Hamada: executive director, AIMS Center for Math and Science Education
- Jeanette Ishii: executive director, Insure America Project
- Bernadette Muscat: criminology professor and interim associate dean for the College of Social Sciences at Fresno State
- Caren Myers: vice president, Fresno Lexus
- Leah Press: dermatologist and owner, Minarets Medical Group and Intelligent Skin Care
- Lisa A. Smittcamp: district attorney, Fresno County
- Linda Jean Voth: business teacher, Roosevelt High School
- Marsha Vucovich: president/CEO, Fresno Equipment Company
- Distinguished business: Facility Designs