Madison resident, Meyra Green, received one of only three 2011 Women of Achievement Awards presented by the Business & Professional Women of New Jersey (BPW/NJ). The award was presented at the organization’s annual meeting that was held on May 21, 2011 at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. This honor is presented to outstanding women who have "exemplified excellence in leadership, as a result of caring more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible." Ms. Green received the Inspirational Achievement award.
Susan Mennella (of Madison), a past District Director for BPW/NJ nominated Meyra for this award. Mennella stated, “Meyra has been a mentor, friend and an inspiration to me for a number of years. She accomplished so much in her professional banking career and still managed to find time to give back to her community, mentor other women and balance family obligations. It was an honor to be able to nominate Meyra for this award. Her professional and philanthropic achievements embody the mission and vision of BPW/NJ.”
Ms Green retired after an exciting forty year career in commercial lending at major banks in New York City and New Jersey. She has continued to actively volunteer in her community. Meyra has been a volunteer for Atlantic Health Home Care and Hospice for over 26 years. She is a founding and current member of Friends of Hospice (Overlook Hospital TWIG 5), which raises money for Camp Clover, a Bereavement Camp for children ages 7 to 15. She also serves on the Camp Clover Planning Committee. She is a Director and former Chair of Rose City Steppers, a group that works with the Madison Mayor’s Wellness Campaign to promote the health benefits of physical activity and emphasize the fun and recreational aspect of walking. Meyra is a past Vice President of both Membership and Programs and currently is a member of the Scholarship Committee for the American Association of University Women - Madison Branch. She is a member of the Planning Committee for the Madison Summer Seminar Series. In addition, Meyra serves as the Kent Place Alumnae Board Mentoring Committee Co-Chair, and is an Emeritus Trustee of Kent Place School.
Chartered in 1919, BPW/NJ is a statewide organization presiding over multi-regional local organizations. The ultimate goal for BPW/NJ is equality for all women in areas of pay, opportunity, growth, health and well-being. The mission of BPW/NJ is to provide a supportive environment for women working towards personal and professional fulfillment, by advocating women's economic, educational and health issues. Visit www.bpwnj.org for more information. - End –