The National Council of Jewish Women Sarasota-Manatee paid tribute to honorees past and present with its returning Women In Power luncheon at Michael's On East on Jan. 18.
The annual event brought hundreds of NCJW supporters to Michael's On East, which recognizes a number of impactful women in the community each year.
As this year's luncheon fell under the organization's "Year of the Child" initiative helping youth in the area, many of the recipients were women who work to improve the lives of children. Those honorees included Jone Willians, Janet Kahn, Dr. Wendy Katz, Amanda Horne and Beth Duda.
The recognition didn't stop there. Many of the event's past honorees made the trip to be celebrated as well.
Guests were welcomed by president Rachel Sesser before Rabbi Anat Moskowitz gave a pre-meal blessing.