Women Of Worth Luncheon March 1 To Feature ‘Top Chef’ Star

The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Women of Worth (WOW) Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 1 at 11 a.m. at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa (100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan).

The event will feature keynote speaker chef Lindsay Autry, a finalist from Bravo’s Top Chef Season 9 and co-partner and founder of the Regional Kitchen & Public House in downtown West Palm Beach.

This event is supported through the chamber’s partnership with the Mall at Wellington Green, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Pandora, DC Construction Associates, Banyan Printing and Foliage Design.

The Women of Worth Awards Luncheon is an initiative of the Central Palm Beach County Community Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the chamber. The event will recognize the many women who are making a difference in central Palm Beach County. The annual luncheon honors outstanding women who have achieved professional excellence and served their community by helping advance the educational, cultural and economic interest of Palm Beach County.

The finalists in the Corporate Category include Vernique Williams of FPL, Sarah Cortvriend of Carlton Fields PA, Patricia Leonard of Shutts & Bowen LLP and Tonja Mosley of Wellington Regional Medical Center. The finalists in the Education Category are Rose Guerrero of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, President Ava Parker of Palm Beach State College and Amity Schuyler of the Palm Beach County School District. The finalists in the Entrepreneur Category include Sandi Foland of Baron Sign Manufacturing, Janna Ronert of Image Skin Care and Ann Savage of Pathos. The finalists in the Nonprofit/Volunteer Category include Dr. Alina Alonso of the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County, Kristin Calder of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Julia Dattolo of CareerSource Palm Beach County, Michelle DePotter of the Associated General Contractors of America, Yvonne Moritz of Horses That Help and Julie Swindler of Families First of Palm Beach County. Finally, the finalists in the Young Professional Category include Noemi Coltea of MDs On Demand, Megan Kolhagen of the Mall at Wellington Green, Britnye Kurty of United Way of Palm Beach County, Meg Palumbo of Palm Beach Moms Blog, Samantha Rubino of Bolay and Alicia Vannini of Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers.

Individual tickets are $95, and tables of 10 are $1,500. All proceeds will go to the nonprofit Central Palm Beach County Community Foundation.

For more information and ticket sales, visit the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce web site at www.cpbchamber.com or contact Events Coordinator Emily Statnick at (561) 790-6200.