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 Women of Impact to Be Saluted on Dec. 10
When BusinessWest decided a few years back to create a new recognition pro- gram to honor women in this region, one big decision involved what to call it. ‘Women in Business’ would have been one obvious choice, though it might have left out some women making a difference in the community outside the busi- ness world. ‘Women Leaders’ was another option, and that certainly describes all those we’ve hon- ored over the past three years.
But ‘Women of Impact’ was the right call — because there are so many different ways to make an impact and create positive change in the world. And in a year when people are more stressed, worried, and overwhelmed than ever before, we desperately need to hear about women who are improving quali- ty of life and moving the needle in a positive direction on any number of important issues facing society.
In short, we want to show the variety of ways that people, and especially women, can be impactful. We were successful with that assignment in our first two years, and the stories for this year’s third cohort are equally meaningful — and inspiring. They include:
• Tania Barber, president and CEO of Caring Health Center, who has led by example, with a ser- vant’s heart, in both her healthcare career and in her
Fast Facts
• WHAT: The third annual Women of Impact Gala
• WHEN: Dec. 10
• WHERE: Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place
• TICKETS: $90 per person
• FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call (413) 781-8600, ext. 100; e-mail [email protected]. com; or visit
• Carol Campbell, president of Chicopee Indus-
trial Contractors, who is using her influence to help other women find — and use — their voice;
• Helen Caulton-Harris, Health and Human Ser- vices commissioner for the city of Springfield, whose vision of a healthier community includes social equity;
• Patricia Hallberg, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Cen- tral & Western Massachusetts, who continues to be both a role model and advocate for women and girls;
• Andrea Harrington, Berkshire County district attorney, who set out to transform her region’s crimi- nal-justice system and has done so, in myriad ways;
• Toni Hendrix, director of Human Services at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, who has trans- formed organizations through empathy-based leadership;
• Christina Royal, president of Holyoke Commu- nity College, whose leadership has been tested and sharpened by the challenges wrought by a pandemic; and
• Sue Stubbs, president and CEO of ServiceNet, who has grown her agency dramatically by recogniz- ing needs and welcoming innovative ideas to meet them.
As you can see, this is a diverse class of winners in every sense of that phrase, but especially when
it comes to the manner in which they’re making an impact, whether it’s through public service, running a business, improving people’s health, or donating time and talent to area nonprofits and institutions — which, let’s face it, need that help more than ever.
Join us on Dec. 10 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel as we celebrate these truly dis- tinguished women.
  Thank You to Our Sponsors
Presenting Sponsors:
Meet the Judges
Supporting Sponsors:
Media Sponsor:
                      Carol Moore Cutting
Katherine Putnam
Katherine Putnam, another 2019 Women
of Impact hon- oree, is manag- ing director of Golden Seeds, a national invest- ment firm that focuses on early-stage busi- nesses that have women in man- agement and leadership roles.
Shelley Regin
In 1999, Carol Moore Cutting, a 2019 Women of Impact hon- oree, launched WEIB 106.3
FM, the only locally owned commercial FM radio station
in the Greater Springfield mar- ket, the only female-owned FM radio sta-
As senior vice president of Marketing at Country Bank, Shelley Regin draws on 25 years of experi- ence with that institution. She has a bachelor’s degree in busi- ness administra- tion and man- agement and holds the profes-
   supporting non-arts-related nonprofits over the years as well.
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Women of
and minorities crash through the many barriers fac- ry board member for the American Bankers Assoc.
tion in Massachusetts, and the only station in New
England owned by a person of color. She’s also
sponsored myriad cultural organizations and jazz
festivals in the Pioneer Valley and beyond, while diligently to create strategies for helping women England Financial Marketing Assoc. and an adviso-
While investing in some developing ventures, she sional designation of certified financial marketing
spends most of her time advising and mentoring professional, as well as a certification in social
entrepreneurs, especially women, while working media. She also serves as vice president of the New
ing them as entrepreneurs. Marketing School.

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