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The Daily Record Names Councilmember Sayles Maryland’s Top 100 Women

Updated: Sep 14, 2021

Baltimore, Md., (March 15, 2018) — The Daily Record named Gaithersburg City Council Member Laurie-Anne Sayles to its 2018 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women

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The Daily Record began Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring. Nearly 425 women were nominated this year for the statewide honor. Nominees were asked to complete an application outlining their educational and career history, professional and community involvement, corporate and nonprofit board memberships, and mentoring experience. They were encouraged to submit letters of recommendation from those who are familiar with their accomplishments professionally, in the community and through mentoring. Fourteen women will be inducted into the Circle of Excellence, receiving the award for a third and final time. A panel of business professionals and previous Maryland’s Top 100 Women honorees from throughout the state reviewed the final applications and selected this year’s honorees. The complete list can be found here:

Laurie-Anne Sayles | Councilmember | Gaithersburg City Council

Laurie-Anne Sayles’ innovative and compassionate work and active membership on the city council stems from her rich diversity of career experience in state and local government, health communications, public policy, housing, conservation, and more.

She was the first African-American elected to the Gaithersburg City Council and had the highest vote count of any candidate on the November 2017 ballot.

In December 2017, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett presented Laurie-Anne with a National Association of Counties Achievement Award for innovative county government programs to serve as best practices nationwide.

"Each of this year's Maryland's Top Women 100 honorees is unique in what she does, but all share common traits that move our state forward. They lead companies, chart new territory and mentor future generations," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. "These women inspire those around them by their actions and their words. The Daily Record is pleased to honor their many achievements."

The Daily Record is pleased to honor their many achievements." The Maryland's Top 100 Women awards celebration will be held on April 23 starting with a reception at 5 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., in Baltimore. The awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. followed by a dessert reception. The event hashtag is #TDRawards. Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the April 24 issue of The Daily Record and will be available online at Circle of Excellence Sponsor of The Daily Record’s 2018 Maryland’s Top 100 Women is GBMC. Reception Sponsor is Notre Dame of Maryland University. Leadership Sponsor is Towson University. Celebration Sponsor is Executive Alliance. Corporate Club Sponsor is VPC Inc. Preferred Seating Sponsor is Epsilon Registration. For more information about sponsorships and tickets to The Daily Record’s 2018 Maryland’s Top 100 Women, visit or call 443-524-8161. About The Daily Record Celebrating 130 years of journalistic excellence, The Daily Record is a multimedia news source that publishes a print and online edition five days a week and breaks news daily on its website, In addition, The Daily Record publishes more than 30 special products a year including Path to Excellence: A Women's Guide to Business, Doing Business in Maryland, Be What I Want to Be and Expanding Opportunities. The Daily Record also honors leading Marylanders through 10 annual awards events including Maryland's Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders and Most Admired CEOs. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. The Daily Record is part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with 44 print and digital publications in more than 20 U.S. markets.

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