nancy_womanoftheyearWatkins Glen, NY – At its Monday, November 18th meeting, the Southern Finger Lakes Women (SFLW), a Chapter of New York State Women, Inc., presented its annual “Woman of the Year” award to Nancy Brand of Burdett, NY. The presentation was made as part of New York State Women, Inc.’s observance of “New York State Women in Business Month,” which recognizes the accomplishments of women in business and the professions in New York State. Shown left to right in the photo are Nancy Brand, 2013 winner, and Mary Ellen Morgan, Status of Women Committee Chair, and Jan Brew, Status of Women Committee Member.

This year’s Woman of the Year is Nancy Brand. Ms. Brand graduated from Watkins Glen High School. She is the proud mother of twin daughters, Hannah and Kaiya. She and her fiancé share his children, Chad and Joy. Ms. Brand is currently employed by Catholic Charities.

Nancy Brand serves on the Advisory Board for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and Schuyler County Food Bank Coalition, and Labor of Love. She works with the Cornell Cooperative 4-H Nutrition Education Committee. Ms. Brand recently became a Paul Harris Fellow through Rotary.

The mission of New York State Women, Inc., is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. The organization includes women and men of every age, race, religion, political party and socio-economic background. The Southern Finger Lakes Women Chapter meets on the 3rd Monday of each month. For more information about the Southern Finger Lakes Women, contact Gloria Hutchings at (607) 594-2489 or JoAnne Krolak at (607) 732-1171.