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    Photo Captions:
    1.) Women of Impact honorees Estela Casas and Susan Eisen
    2.) Women of Impact honorees Laurie Paternoster and Ginger Gurss Francis
    3.) Women of Impact honorees Katherine Brennand and Amy Stewart Sanders
    4.) Keynote speaker, UTEP President Dr. Diana Natalicio
    5.) Mistress of ceremonies Katherin Berg Pettit
    6.) Amy Stewart Sanders accepting her honor from El Paso, Inc. Publisher Tom Fenton
    7.) Laurie Paternoster delivers her address at the podium.
    8.) KVIA's Estela Casas gives a smile with her award in hand.
    9.) Community activist Katherine Brennand speaks at the podium.
  10.) Ginger Gurss Francis and Susan Eisen photograph proudly with their awards.
  11.) Five of the honorees pose with their Women of Impact Awards.
  These six incomparable women were honored for their presence within the local community, level of involvement, breadth and reach and professional achievements.

The final of the six to formally accept her honor, Amy Stewart Sanders recognized that empowered women are empowered by the company they keep, "Behind any woman who's had an impact, there's a team of family, colleagues and friends who provide support as you work to change the lives of others." ///
2011 - Volume 2 Issue 2
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Article: Jasmine Evaristo
Photos: Melody Parra
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The dawn of the day commenced with a breakfast of champions at the Wyndham Airport Hotel as El Paso, Inc. presented (and celebrated) the 2011 Women of Impact on October 14, 2011. It was a daunting task for a panel of esteemed judges to peruse a number of top-tier nominations before selecting their superlative six 2011 Women of Impact honorees.

"We all want to change the world; let's not forget that we can," said honoree, Katherine Brennand, closing her address with simple, yet profound words that resonated amongst a ballroom full of admirers and peers.

Community volunteer leader Katherine Brennand's accompanying honorees included KVIA's Estela Casas; chief design officer for Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry and Watches' Susan Eisen; "professional volunteer" Ginger Gurss Francis; co-founder and marketing director for Lynx Exhibits, Laurie Paternoster; and attorney Amy Stewart Sanders. Kathrin Berg Pettit acted as the mistress of ceremonies at the beautifully-catered breakfast with keynote speaker, UTEP President, Dr. Diana Natalicio.
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