Atlanta Magazine Announces 2017 Women Making a Mark Honorees

ATLANTA MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES 2016 WOMEN MAKING A MARK HONOREES ATLANTA, GA – June 6, 2016: Atlanta magazine is pleased to announce the following 2016 Women Making A Mark honorees. A beautiful champagne reception and networking session will take place in the Gardens at the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta and follow with an awards luncheon on Friday, June 10, 2016. A special commemorative section, with profiles of each honoree can be found in the June issue of Atlanta magazine. “We are fortunate and extremely excited by this year’s group of honorees. Not only are these women leading some of Atlanta’s finest corporations, they serve as role models and mentors to all of us that strive to give back, contribute to others and do work tirelessly for causes they are passionate about,” says Sean McGinnis, President and Publisher of Atlanta magazine.

2016 honorees include:

  • Dr. Melissa Arasi Artistic Director, Atlanta Women’s Chorus, Supervisor Performing Arts Cobb County School District
  • Kate Atwood Founder Kate’s Club, Vice President ChooseATL, Metro Atlanta Chamber Kristin Connor Executive Director, CURE Childhood Cancer
  • Linda Galipeau CEO, Randstad North America Michele Grech President, MELT
  • Mary Pat Hector Rising Star – Student, Spelman College
  • Jennifer Hidinger Co-founder, The Giving Kitchen
  • Meisa Salaita Co-founder, Atlanta Science Festival
  • Candice Saunders President & CEO, Wellstar Health System
  • Dr. Tara Stoinski President & CEO, Chief Scientific Officer, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
  • Phyllis Sumner Equity Partner, Chief Privacy Officer, King & Spalding
  • Dr. Mylin Torres Director, Glenn Family Breast Center, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University
  • Mtamanika Youngblood Founding Executive Director, Historic District Development Corporation, Sweet Auburn Works

About Women Making A Mark

In its seventh year, Atlanta Magazine’s Women Making A Mark program strives to recognize women in Atlanta who are doing extraordinary work in our community. Women Making A Mark honorees represent a diverse group of women from corporate, legal, medical, educational and non-profit sectors across our city. Nominations are accepted via atlantamagazine.com and through a network of past honorees. An awards luncheon takes place each June and the honorees are profiled in the June issue of Atlanta magazine. Networking, panel discussions, and a mentoring program are additional components to the Women Making A Mark program.

About Atlanta magazine

First published in 1961 as the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce magazine, Atlanta magazine marks its 55th year in 2016 as the city of Atlanta’s most prestigious publication—having been recognized with hundreds of awards for excellence in journalism and design, including The National Magazine Award, the industry’s highest honor. Through the years the magazine has expanded its portfolio to include Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, Southbound, atlantamagazine.com and thriving events and custom media divisions. Atlanta magazine is part of Emmis Communications (NASDAQ: EMMS), which is one of the most respected radio companies in the U.S. and also owner of several leading city/regional magazine titles in other U.S. markets such as Texas Monthly, Los Angeles magazine, Orange Coast magazine, Indianapolis Monthly and Cincinnati magazine.