Raj Sodhi-Layne, vice president and branch manager, California Bank and Trust, is one of the 2019 Top Ten Professional Women.
Written by Donald A. Promnitz
The Marjaree Mason Center has announced its latest cohort of ten women and one business that have been selected as honorees for the 36th Annual Top Ten Professional Women and Leading Business Awards.
The ceremony, which is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center on Oct. 15, is expected to bring approximately 1,500 attendees together with the goal of honoring individuals in the Fresno County community while also raising awareness of domestic violence.
“This event pays tribute to ten women who have excelled professionally, served as role models and given back to their communities,” according to a news release. “One business is also honored as the Leading Business of the Year for its support of women and women’s issues.”
Each of the following honorees was nominated by member of the community and reviewed by a committee of judges who are Fresno County community members and business professionals:
–Raine Bumatay, principal, Fresno Adult School, Fresno Unified School District
–Lindsay Callahan, president and CEO, United Way of Fresno and Madera Counties
– Nené Casares, board president, Central California Women’s Conference
–Kathryn Catania, Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
–Tara Lynn Gray, president and CEO, Fresno Metro Black Chamber, Fresno Metro Black Chamber Foundation
–Beverly Hayden-Pugh, senior vice president, chief nursing officer and chief transformation officer, Valley Children’s Healthcare
–Kamaljit Kaur, community organizer, Jakara Movement
–Amanda Nicholson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, founder and CEO, Swan Consulting
–Brandi Orth, Fresno County Clerk and Registrar of Voters
–Raj Sodhi-Layne, vice president and branch manager, California Bank and Trust
2019 Leading Business:
–DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers, LLC, Matt DeFendis and Mike DeFendis, principals
Tickets to the luncheon can be purchased online at https://www.mmcenter.org/top-ten for $60 each or a table of 10 for $600.