The Daily Record selected Caroline Hickam, American Heart Association of Greater Maryland’s Go Red for Women Director, to receive one of the 2020 Leading Women awards.
The Daily Record’s Leading Women awards honor women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. A panel of previous Top 100 Women and Leading Women winners selected the honorees based on their professional experience, community involvement and commitment to inspiring change.
The Daily Record launched the Leading Women awards in 2010 to recognize the next generation of Maryland’s women leaders.
Nominees for Leading Women were asked to complete an application that outlined their education and career history; examples of mentoring, career-related officer and board memberships in professional, business or trade organizations; volunteer involvement in civic and nonprofit organizations; awards and honors; professional accomplishments; and commitment to inspiring change in their organization or the community.
“This year’s Leading Women are professionally accomplished, involved in their communities and committed to making a difference and inspiring change,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, group publisher of The Daily Record. “They are the next generation of leaders in Maryland, and The Daily Record is pleased to recognize their achievements.”
Caroline strives daily to be a change maker not only in her role with the American Heart Association, but in her community service. Caroline is featured in this month’s edition of the Daily Record’s Leading Women’s Magazine, where you can read more about her story.
Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees!
2020 Leading Women Honorees
Margia A. Arguello, Johns Hopkins University
Emily E. Arneson, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Lauren Asghari, Alderson Loop LLC
Amy Basta, SECU
Dr. Hoda Bastani, Johns Hopkins HealthCare, LLC
Rebekah Brown, CPA, Maryland Association of CPAs/The Business Learning Institute
Sarah E. Brown, Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A.
Kimberly Coleman, Baltimore City Public Schools
Rachel Druckenmiller, Unmuted LLC
Dr. Samantha DuFlo, Indigo Physiotherapy
Diana Mitchell Emerson, Junior Achievement of Central Maryland and HARBEL Community Organization
Garima Bhatt Handley, Higher Achievement Baltimore
Stacey Herman, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Therese McGucken Hessler, Ashlar Government Relations
Caroline Hickam, American Heart Association
Krista A. Hickman, CPA, CCIFP, KatzAbosch
Amritha Jaishankar, MSCRF/TEDCO
Bree Jones, Parity
Katherine Koustenis, Howard Bank
Ashlene Larson, Planit
Jessica E. McClain, Brand USA
Detra Miller, M&T Bank
Heather Murphy, Harford County Chamber of Commerce
Marlene Okojie, Sparksoft Corporation
Chelsea Ortega, Santoni, Vocci & Ortega LLC
Katrina Dixon Patterson, District of Columbia Government Department on Disability Services
Shaney E. Pendleton, All Walks of Life LLC
Sydney Stinson Powell, Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudication Facility (DoDCAF) Defense Counterintelligence Security Administration (DCSA)
The Honorable Emily Shetty, Maryland General Assembly
Allison Taylor, Kaiser Permanente
Brittany L. Young, B-360 STEM Education Program
The mission of the American Heart Association is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. I combine my passion of storytelling and relationship building to further the mission.