Seven women who live or work in Hartford will be honored later this month for grassroots leadership.
The Permanent Commission on the Status of Hartford Women is citing all seven for leading efforts that support other women. They will be honored during a program March 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the first-floor atrium of city hall.
The event is open to the public.
Honorees include business women, health care volunteers and professionals, educators and others. They are: Nancy Caddigan, director of the English-as-a-second-language program at Capital Community College; Georgina Felix, senior program director and founder of Parents Opening Doors; Lorena Gassner, founder of Ola Marketing Services and host of the radio show "Todo para Todos" ("Everything for Everyone"); Ann Z. Leventhal, community volunteer for Hartford Hospital's mobile mammography ; Gladys Rivera, president of the Puerto Rican Parade of Connecticut, Hartford Chapter; Barbara S. Smith, St. Francis Hospital cancer outreach educator; and Patricia Wrice, executive director of Operation Fuel.
The commission is a part of the city's office of human relations.
Reprinted with permission of the Hartford Courant.
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