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NYIC Committee
WOMEN'S DIVISION

NYIC Women's Division would like to thank Jil Mazer-Marino, Melanie Cyganowski, and Leah Eisenberg for being the first officers of our Women’s Division.

Leah Eisenberg Melanie Cyganowski

Leah Eisenberg 
NYIC Women's Division President
Foley & Lardner LLP

Melanie Cyganowski
NYIC Women's Division VP of Education
Otterbourg P.C.
     

Esther DuVal,CPA,CFF
CBIZ

Jil Mazer-Marino

 

Sharon L. Levine
Saul Ewing LLP

Jil Mazer-Marino

 


WOMEN'S DIVISION AWARDS:


Executive of the Year Award

The NYIC Women’s Division Executive of the Year Award recognizes excellence in entrepreneurial spirit.  The award is presented to those individuals who have achieved noteworthy success in business and who have assisted other women in achieving their goals.  By acknowledging excellence in business, leadership, and a commitment to fostering the growth and success of other women in business, the NYIC Women’s Division hopes to inspire women to succeed and to help other women achieve success in business and in life.

2008 Award Recipient
Sheila T. Smith
Deloitte Financial Advisory Service LLP

2009 Award Recipient
Maria Chiang
FGI Finance

2010 Award Recipient
Marlene H. Rabinowitz
BDO Consulting

2011 Award Recipient
Bettina M. Whyte
Alvarez & Marsal

2012 Award Recipient
Deirdre Martini McGuinness
Wells Fargo Capital Finance

2013 Award Recipient
Marcia L. Goldstein
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

2014 Award Recipient
Tinamarie Feil
BMC Group

2015 Award Recipient
Lisa Stern, Managing Director of The DAK Group

2016 Award Recipient
Sharon L. Levine
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

2017 Award Recipient
Sharon F. Manewitz
Manewitz Weiker Associates, LLC

2018 Award Recipient
Leah Eisenberg
Foley & Lardner LLP


The Honorable Cecelia H. Goetz Award

United States Bankruptcy Judge, E.D.N.Y.

(1917 – 2004)The first woman bankruptcy judge appointed in the Eastern District of New York, Judge Cecelia H. Goetz led a life that reflected a story of “firsts” and, in so doing, laid a foundation which enabled others to follow in her footsteps.  As a student at New York University School of Law in the late 1930s, Judge Goetz excelled and was the first female editor of a major law review in the country.  Yet, limited opportunities were available to her during those years because of religious and gender barriers. Undaunted, Judge Goetz joined the Department of Justice and ultimately became a member of the prosecution team at the Nuremberg Trials after having sought and received a special “exemption” for being a woman.  Later, she worked as Assistant Chief Counsel to the Office of Price Stabilization, the first woman to reach such a high level in that agency.  This was followed by her joining Herzfeld & Rubin, where she became a partner in 1964, specializing in complex anti-trust and commercial issues.  In 1978, she was appointed a United States Bankruptcy Judge and one of the first female federal judges in the Second Circuit.The achievement of so many women professionals today has been made possible due to the perseverance and leadership of trailblazers like Judge Cecelia H. Goetz.

2008 Award Recipient
The Honorable Rosemary Gambardella
United States Bankruptcy Judge,
District of New Jersey

2009 Award Recipient
The Honorable Cecelia G. Morris
United States Bankruptcy Judge,
Southern District of New York

2010 Award Recipient
The Honorable  Mary F. Walrath
United States Bankruptcy Judge,
District of Delaware

2011 Award Recipient
The Honorable  Elizabeth S. Stong
United States Bankruptcy Judge,
Eastern District of New York

2012 Award Recipient
The Honorable  Dorothy T. Eisenberg
United States Bankruptcy Judge,
Eastern District of New York

2013 Award Recipient
The Honorable Carla E. Craig
United States Bankruptcy Chief Judge,
Southern District of New York

2014 Award Recipient
The Honorable Gloria M. Burns
Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge, District of New Jersey

2015 Award Recipient
The Honorable Shelley C. Chapman
United States Bankruptcy Judge,
Southern District of New York

2016 Award Recipient
The Honorable Laura Taylor Swain, United States District Judge,
Southern District of New York

2017 Award Recipient
The Honorable Nancy Hershey Lord, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of New York

2018 Award Recipient
The Honorable Kathryn C. Ferguson, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge, District of New Jersey

 

Renaissance Award

The NYIC Women’s Division Renaissance Award recognizes discovery and exploration in the ever-changing business world.  The award is presented to those individuals who have served as trailblazers in the business community by dedication to continued learning, community service, mentorship and developing new business and leadership opportunities of others.

2016 Award Recipient
Cassie Rosenthal, Rosenthal & Rosenthal

2017 Award Recipient
Georgiana Nertea, Sherwood Partners

2018 Award Recipient
Jennifer Palmer, Gerber Finance, Inc.

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