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by Westchester County Business Journal

Women’s History Month marked

From left: Vanessa Wakeman, Belinda Miles, Kristine Garberding, Teri Wagner Flynn, Sarah Gretczko and Kathryn Meany.

The Women’s Leadership Institute through The Manhattanville School of Business on March 16 hosted Women Blazing Trails, A Celebration of Women’s History Month. The breakfast and panel discussion took place at Reid Castle in Harrison and was sponsored by the Jackson Lewis law firm in White Plains.

The program covered topics such as business development, strategic planning and current issues affecting female professionals who lead their teams and organizations. The moderator was Sarah Gretczko, senior vice president for organizational development and chief of staff at Mastercard. Panelists included Teri Wagner Glynn, chief content officer and executive producer at Newsweek Films; Kristine Garberding, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Nestle Waters NA; Belinda Miles, president of Westchester Community College; and Vanessa Wakeman, founder and CEO of the Wakeman Agency.

Kathryn Meany, institute director, said, “With each Women’s Leadership Institute event, our participants gain skills and new business connections that emboldens and empowers professionally and personally.”

Miles told the guests, “I believe in the concept of carrying as you climb. This is a matter of continuing to carry each other as we climb, sharing insights and ideas.” 

“We are all positioned to make history. Be unapologetic — don’t be afraid to fail,” said Wakeman.