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WERC's 12th Annual Awards Ceremony

The Capital District Women's Employment & Resource Center (WERC) held its 12th Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the Troy Hilton Garden Inn.

Thank you to KeyBank, WERC's 2016 Inspirational Sponsor!
Watch KeyBank's video

WERC honored these community leaders who have made important contributions to the personal and professional growth of women, as well as to the region's economic vitality.


Congratulations to our 2016 Annual Award Winners
and WERC Student Speaker

Left to Right: Melissa Lape - WERC Graduate, Carmen Duncan - Mission Accomplished Transition Services, Lisa Frisch - The Legal Project, and Jennifer Kercull - Stewart's Shops Corp.

Thank you to Joan Heffler for her beautiful photo!
Joan Heffler Photography - Pictures With Personality!

Harriet Rifkin

Lisa A. Frisch, Executive Director of The Legal Project, was honored with The Harriet Rifkin Leadership Award in recognition of her leadership, volunteerism, professionalism, and her work in creating opportunities for women to achieve personal and financial independence.

Watch Lisa's video


Carmen Duncan, Founder & CEO of Mission Accomplished Transition Services, was honored with The WERCing Woman of Achievement Award to honor this amazing woman whose career path has been filled with unique transitions, unexpected challenges, opportunities to take risks, and who serves as an excellent role model for women served by WERC.

Watch Carmen's video


Stewart's Shops was honored with The Advancement of Women in the WERCplace Award for this company's longstanding efforts to remove barriers that keep women from achieving financial independence and success.

Watch Stewart's video

Thank you for your support!

Please visit our Awards Sponsor's page to see the companies in our community who make helping women a daily priority!