BALTIMORE — The Daily Record has named Notre Dame of Maryland University as a recipient of the inaugural Empowering Women Award. The 2023 Empowering Women winners will be honored at The Daily Record’s Women’s Leadership Summit on Oct. 25 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
The inaugural award recognizes companies and organizations that show a strong commitment to supporting and elevating women in Maryland. Empowering Women is designed to showcase tangible and innovative efforts by companies, law firms, nonprofits and other organizations to advance women in the workplace and community. Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the Oct. 26 issue of The Daily Record and will be available online at TheDailyRecord.com.
“Being recognized as one of The Daily Record’s inaugural Empowering Women honorees reaffirms Notre Dame of Maryland University’s commitment to promoting the advancement of women, building inclusive communities, and promoting social responsibility,” said Dr. Marylou Yam, president of Notre Dame of Maryland University. “Since its founding in 1895, NDMU continues to provide opportunities for women to grow as leaders who transform the world."
Honorees demonstrate a track record of hiring and promoting women; support programs to mentor women in their organizations and address inequalities; show a strong record of women on the company’s board or in C-suite positions; and establish DEI programs and philanthropic efforts to support women. Judges reviewed each nominee’s application and letters of reference and evaluated the information relative to the company’s resources.
“The 2023 Empowering Women honorees demonstrate a consistent commitment to recruiting, hiring and promoting women in their organizations. They also know the benefit of mentoring programs for women and understand the value of women in leadership positions,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, managing director of BridgeTower Media/The Daily Record. “We at The Daily Record are pleased to honor these incredible organizations for empowering women each and every day.”
Established in 1895, Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is a private, Catholic institution in Baltimore, Maryland, with the mission to educate leaders to transform the world. Notre Dame has been named one of the best "Regional Universities North" by U.S. News & World Report.