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2022 Women of the Year unveiled 

Idaho Business Review is proud to announce this year’s 50 Women of the Year honorees, who come from all industries and professions. This year’s awards gala will take place in September and will celebrate women leaders from all over the state who have made their mark and are paving the way for leaders of today and into the future.

2021 Woman of the Year Tammy deWeerd speaks to Idaho Business Review Women of the Year event attendees at Boise Centre.

“2022 marks the 17th year the Idaho Business Review has been recognizing incredible women from across the state of Idaho. This year’s list of honorees represents a broad spectrum of industries, and we are privileged to have them among our community,” said Idaho Business Review Publisher Cindy Suffa.  

We want to thank the hundreds of women who took the time to submit nominations and complete applications for consideration, as well as the many others who wrote glowing letters of recommendation for the nominees. The selection process for an awards event like this is never easy, and so, we also want to sincerely thank the panel of judges made up of past Women of the Year honorees. This selection committee reviewed the applicants and selected the 50 honorees based on four categories: professional achievement, leadership, mentorship and community service. 

Each year, the Idaho Business Review announces an overall top winner as the Woman of the Year (based on scores from the judges and Idaho Business Review staff members), who is unveiled at the awards gala and introduced by the former year’s winner. Last year’s Woman of the Year was Odette Bolano of Saint Alphonsus Health System.   

Also, each year, the honorees are invited to a special meet-and-greet reception, where they have an opportunity to mingle with past recipients  —  networking together, reconnecting and/or creating new friendships. 

The 2022 Women of the Year gala will be held Thursday, Sept. 22 at Boise Centre, and tickets are available now. 

The women will be featured in a commemorative magazine to be distributed at the awards event and then released to subscribers on Sept. 30. 

Be sure to warmly congratulate the following 2022 Women of the Year award recipients:  

Sanya Allmaras, Sunwest Bank 

Julie Amador, University of Idaho 

Carol Barkes,* NeuroMediation Group LLC 

Adina Bielenberg, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories 

Sara Brady, AbbVie 

Johanna Brown, Kootenai Health 

Christina Cernansky, NAMI Idaho 

Jenifer Dellgard, First Interstate Bank 

Jody DiPalma, Delta Dental of Idaho 

Sabrina Durtschi, KB Home 

Leslie Eldridge, Water, Civil, and Environmental Inc. 

Stacy Ennis, Creatively LLC 

Rialin Flores, Conservation Voters for Idaho 

Sharon Glover,* BRJ Distributing 

Valerie Goebel, KeyBank 

Leslie Goemaere Hayes, Office of the Attorney General 

Lisa Grow, Idaho Power 

Angela Hemingway, T-Mobile 

Cherie Hoeger, Saalt 

Morgan Hoffman, JPAR Live Local 

Mallisa Jackson-Vogel, Colliers International/ MJ Vogelinspire 

Teresa Jorgensen,* Fisher’s Technology 

Heather Keen,* Marimn Health 

Elizabeth Langley, Echelon Group 

Laura Lantz, Idaho Society of CPAs 

Ann Lima, Clearwater Valley Health 

Jennifer Mauk, Buy Idaho 

Sherry Maupin, Valley County Commission 

Savana Maxon, Zennify 

Marni McDowell, Micron Technology 

Tressa McLaughlin, SOLV 

Lynda Murphy Freeman, University of Idaho 

Frances Nagashima, Your Health Idaho 

Christine Neuhoff,* St. Luke’s Health System 

Dana Olson Reid, Hawley Troxell 

Beth Oppenheimer,* Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children 

Johanna Oxstrand, Idaho National Laboratory/Battelle Energy Alliance 

Jodi Peterson-Stigers,* Interfaith Sanctuary 

Ruth Pierce, Ruth S Pierce CPA Chtd 

Mindy Plumlee, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho 

Susie Rios, Idaho Women’s Business Center 

Ruth Romero,* Ruth Romero Personal Stylist LLC 

Klaudia Saric, Jannus Economic Opportunity 

Erica Shull, Jackson Jet Center 

Sherri Smith,* Tasty Touches Catering 

Gwen Swain, Waterstone Mortgage Corporation 

Jagoda Urban-Klaehn, Idaho National Laboratory 

Jodi Vanderpool,* St. Luke’s Health System 

Paige Wiscombe, Idaho Connect Community Navigators 

Linda Wright Hartgen, Idaho State Legislature 

 

*Denotes former Idaho Women of the Year honorees now in the Circle of Excellence. 

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