Congratulations to the 2012 Spirited Women Award Winners

Monyka Berrocosa started the Spirited Woman Power Luncheon in 2006 to honor ordinary women who make extraordinary contributions to the Baltimore community. In 2007, Berrocosa added the Spirited Women awards to the luncheon to increase interest in the event while also providing inspiration.

“As the premier vehicle for recognizing women who are dedicated to making their community a better place, while excelling in their professional attributes, The SpiritedWomen of Baltimore Awards inspire others to seek within themselves and donate their time, talent and treasure as well,” said Berrocosa, founder/CCO of

This year, award winners and nominees were honored at the Four Seasons Baltimore on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. A portion of the event’s proceeds went to benefit the American Red Cross of Central Maryland.

Everyone here at Observation Baltimore would like to congratulate the 2012 Spirited Women Award winners and nominees!

1) The SPIRITED WOMAN RISING award honors up-and-coming young women who are just starting to make their mark on the Baltimore community and business world.

Award winners:

  1. Danielle Torain of The Center For Urban Families
  2. Natalie Villabon-Martz of Clemons & Associates and the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

The nominees include:

  • Paula Bragg
  • Catherine McDonnell
  • Lisa Michoki
  • Chris Tachovsky
  • Danielle Torain
  • Laura Thomas
  • Natalie Villabon-Martz

2) The SPIRITED WOMEN IN BALANCE award honors working mothers who successfully juggle family and career while also serving the community.

Award Winner: Carol Coughlin of Bottom Line Growth Strategies

The nominees include:

  • Monica Beeman
  • Mandi Ashford
  • Grace Lee
  • Jody Aud
  • Carol Coughlin
  • Nancy Politsch
  • Patricia Omana
  • Veronica Cool

3) The SPIRITED WOMEN IN BUSINESS award honors female business owners who successfully juggle family and career while engaging in community service, mentorship, and philanthropy.

Award Winner:  Stephanie Torrible of Where it’s At

The nominees include:

  • Maria Martinez
  • Stephanie Torrible
  • Maria Quintana
  • Patti Neumann

4) The SPIRITED WOMAN OF BALTIMORE 2012 award is intended to honor a professional, entrepreneurial, career-minded woman who has reached both the pinnacle of her career and has given back to the community extensively.

Award Winner: Maria Johnson Darby of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland!

The nominees include:

  • Evelyn Amaral
  • Audrey Bergin
  • Kate Bladow
  • Patricia M.C Brown
  • Maria Johnson Darby
  • Sue Jalbert
  • Bonnie Khaler
  • Michelle Pieffer

Once again, congratulations from everyone here at Observation Baltimore!

Observation Baltimore is owned by our own accomplished woman, Barbara Gassaway, who has over 20 years of creative market research experience in the health care and consumer industries and has been named one of “Maryland’s Top Business Women” by SmartCEO magazine. As a seasoned research consultant and RIVA trainer, Barbara is considered by many to be one of the nation’s market research industry leaders.  A loyal client even refers to Barbara as the “rock star of moderators.”

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