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Congratulations to MWHC Board of Directors member Linda Mahoney

Montgomery County Business and Professional Women Name Linda Mahoney 2017 Woman of AchievementRockville, MD – Linda Mahoney will be honored as the “2017 Woman of Achievement” at a special award dinner meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, during the celebration of National Business Women's Week® (NBWW®), sponsored by Montgomery County Business and Professional Women (MC BPW).
Linda Mahoney is an activist and volunteer who has long been a supporter of women and family issues.  She is dedicated to helping more women get elected and raising awareness for pay equity, equal rights and human rights.  As a teacher for 17 years in Arizona, Ms. Mahoney also authored a political column for a women’s monthly magazine, was an organizer of successful school board and state legislative campaigns, served on the board of the Arizona Education Association and chaired a coalition of women’s organizations that successfully lobbied for stringent child support enforcement reform provisions.  Since relocating to Washington, DC, Ms. Mahoney received her Juris Doctor at The American University and has recently retired from Ernst & Young’s General Counsel’s Office in DC.  Ms. Mahoney has supported numerous Maryland women’s political campaigns, been an active member of the steering committee for the Women’s Legislative Briefing, a board member of the Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women (MLAW), and a board member of the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center.  She is also the Chair of the Maryland Harriet Tubman Statue Commission, President Emerita of Maryland NOW, a member of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, supporter of Emerge Maryland and member of Montgomery County Business and Professional Women.
The award dinner will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The public is invited to attend the event,which begins with networking at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m., and the program at 7:50 p.m.  A donation of $5 per person is requested, and dinner is optional.  Attendees may pre-select dinner from the Olives menu and RSVP with attendance and entrée selection by October 8 to Anne Whitt at 301-466-2653 or    

The Harriet Tubman Hero/Shero Award is presented to Griot Grandmother Edna Lawrence at the 21st annual Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival,
September 16, 2017.


The students at Southern Middle School in Oakland, MD won second place in the Junior Group Website category a the state competitions with their entry on the "Women's Rights Movement"
These students, Katie Catulle and Lillia Rose will go on to represent Maryland at National History Day in June.

Northern Middle School, teacher, Amanda Wilburn, won Garrett County teacher of the Year for Maryland Hstory Day.

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I’m honored to have been recognized by Maryland National Organization for Women and Maryland Women’s Heritage Center for my work on Pay Equity, Anti-Stalking and other legislation impacting women along with Senators Karen Montgomery, Joanne Benson & Delores Kelley. Thank you to Linda Mahoney and leaders of Maryland NOW and Women’s Heritage Center for your exemplary work in helping us pass laws to uplift women, children, families and all hard working individuals. Senator, Susan Lee


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