BRAVA Awards

Celebrating Women's Achievements in their professional careers.  Bra'va, n. fem - a shout of approval for a woman's performance.  Established in 1977, YWCA Greenwich BRAVA Awards recognize accomplished female professionals who are acknowledged leaders in their fields for their mentoring of others and their commitment to both philanthropy and community involvement. In 2018, we will also honor the next generation of women -- two students from Greenwich High School -- who are already exhibiting professional leadership and are committed to making their community a better place for all. BRAVA plays a significant role in supporting YWCA's women's leadership and development seminars and services.  
 Friday , January 19, 2018 - Hyatt Regency Greenwich - 11:30am to 2:00pm
2018 BRAVA Honorees

Deborah Hodys
VP & General Counsel, Greenwich Hospital
Deputy General Counsel, Yale New Haven Health System

Alice Knapp
The Ferguson Library

Bismruta Misra, MD, MPH, FACE
Medical Director, Diabetes & Endocrine Center
Stamford Hospital


Catherine Polisi Jones
President & Founder
Polisi Jones Comminications


Betsy O'Reilly
President & Founder


Karen Ress
VP & General Manager Tea Brands
Nestlé Waters North America

Amy Siebert
Commissioner of Public Works
Town of Greenwich

Kara Underwood
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley
  Next Generation BRAVA Honorees  

René LaPointe Jameson
Greenwich High School

Cassandra Marcussen
Greenwich High School 

Contact Jackie Stam at
or 203-869-6501, ext. 102