Past Honorees

2014 Woman of the Year

beckyBecky Dearing Wall, VP and Treasurer,                                                                 Dearing Compressor & Pump Co.

Becky was selected for her role in the growth and financial success of Dearing Compressor and expanding its skilled workforce, which had grown from 40 in 2005 to more than 200 in 2014. She is also an active volunteer in the community. She was the 2013 chairwoman of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.



2013 Woman of the Year


Liz McGarry, Director of Development,                                                        Hospice of the Valley

Liz helped raise more than $7 million to aid in establishing new care centersfor the terminally ill in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. She also has a long list of professional associations and volunteer work.  She is dedicated to improving overall life in the Mahoning Valley.




2012 Woman of the Year

AndersonDr. Cynthia Anderson, President,                                                         Youngstown State University

From teaching part time to becoming the first female president at YSU, Dr. Anderson first started serving students in 1968. She has given  back to the community through mentorship, her positions on nonprofit boards and all her student programs at YSU.



2011 Woman of the Year

Traci Miller

 Traci Miller, Owner, Color 3 Embroidery

At the time, Miller’s company had recently expanded into a 12,500-square-foot building in downtown Warren. Miller also does business coaching through the Growth Coach and is president of the board of directors of the YWCA of Warren.