This year's Woman of the Year is Lora Wondolowski. She joined Leadership Pioneer Valley as its founding director in 2011 after serving as the founding Executive Director of the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters (MLEV) for 5 1/2 years. She was involved in all aspects of building MLEV into a successful, well-respected organization including administration, fundraising, management, board development, coalition-building, and strategic planning. Prior to her work with MLEV, she worked for the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and National Audubon Society in DC. While at LCVEF and Audubon, she launched and organized several successful programs and training programs. She has nearly 20 years of experience with grassroots organizing and community outreach.
The Professional Women's Chamber Woman of the Year award is presented to a woman in the western Massachusetts area who exemplifies outstanding leadership, professional accomplishment, and service to the community. This award has been given annually since 1954 and is publicly recognized as one of the most prestigious honors given to any citizen for distinguished service and selfless giving.
A special thank you to our event sponsors: Eastern States Exposition, Century Investments, Marcotte Ford, The Log Cabin and BusinessWest.
All event proceeds benefit the PWC Scholarship Fund for non-traditional female undergraduate students. To make an additional donation to the PWC Scholarship fund, please call Jessica Hill at (413) 755-1310.