Women's Achievement Awards 2019

Women's Achievement Awards 2019

Register for an invite and meet the honorees

Thursday, June 27th at 6:00pm
Loews Philadelphia
1200 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

The KYW Newsradio Women's Achievement Awards is an engaging and inspiring event that celebrates women who are making a huge positive impact on the Philadelphia region. 

This year's event will honor the accomplishments of five exceptional women, all under the age of 40, who were nominated by KYW Newsradio listeners. This year's keynote speaker will be Margaret Brennan, CBS News senior foreign affairs correspondent and moderator of CBS News' "Face the Nation."

Margaret Brennan

Brennan has reported on politics, international affairs and global markets since 2002. She joined CBS News in 2012 and was named a White House and senior foreign affairs correspondent in 2017. Prior to joining CBS News, Brennan spent a decade covering the global financial markets. She has anchored and reported for Bloomberg Television globally. Previously, she was a correspondent at CNBC with a focus on the consumer during the financial crisis.

Attendees will enjoy complimentary food and drinks and will be treated to a stimulating on-stage discussion featuring members of the KYW Newsradio on-air staff and this year's honorees. The discussion will highlight the strategies and experiences that have helped our honorees advance their careers, businesses and lives. 

Want to attend? Register to receive an invite

Meet our five honorees, and read more about them in their bios linked below:

Anna Payne, Executive Assistant to Bucks County Commissioner, Auditor of Middletown Township Bucks County

Brigid Jensen, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center, Thomas Jefferson University

Michelle Kott, Captain at Bethlehem Police Department

Neha Gupta, Founder of Empower Orphans

Dr. Sheena Howard, Associate Professor of Communication at Rider University, Founder of Nerdworks LLC

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Read about the rest of our extraordinary finalists below:

Women's Achievement Nominees

Michelle Kott
May 02, 2019 - 5:33 am
Michelle Kott has been a police officer with the Bethlehem Police Department for 15 years. Throughout her career, she’s been assigned to the patrol and criminal investigations divisions. In addition to 20 awards of merit, she’s also a certified crime scene analyst as well as a recognized expert in...
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Neha Gupta
May 02, 2019 - 5:22 am
Neha Gupta is the 2014 winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize, an award given annually to an individual who has shown special dedication to children’s rights. One year after Malala Yousafzai won this award, Nobel Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the King of the Netherlands...
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Jessica Mazzeo
May 02, 2019 - 5:13 am
In January 2010, Mazzeo made the decision to leave her job at Greenberg Traurig, LLP and become the third person to join the founding team of Griesing Law. The women-owned and operated firm was launched with only a handful of clients out of an 800-square-foot sublet space. Today, the firm has grown...
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Emily Smith
May 02, 2019 - 4:55 am
Emily Smith is the executive director of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG), an art environment created by Isaiah Zagar on South Street. Under Smith's leadership, PMG has transformed into a one-of-a-kind Philadelphia destination that challenges how we look at the world around us and encourages...
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Dana Dentice
May 01, 2019 - 10:52 pm
Dana Dentice has a strong drive to be a steward of the environment, and an intense love for trees. She is moved by their powerful ability to improve the quality of life for individuals and neighborhoods. As the urban forestry program manager and certified arborist at the Pennsylvania Horticultural...
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