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The Most Powerful Women In Western New York

Inspired by Forbes Magazine's list of the Most Powerful Women in The World, WBEN is compiling a list of women who hold sway in Western New York.

Who do you think is Western New York's most powerful woman? 
Our Top Ten  (pictured above, from L) are  School Superintendent Pamela Brown | Erie County Court Judge Sheila DiTullio | BPO Maestro Joanne Falletta | Zoo President Donna Fernandes | Erie Legislature Chair Betty Jean Grant | Visit Buffalo Niagara CEO Dottie Gallagher Cohen | Congresswoman Kathy Hochul |  Kim Pegula | Mindy Rich, Rich Products | Margaret Sullivan, The Buffalo News

Click on each picture below to read a brief bio and vote for any of these women today. Stay with us as we update the results all morning, and join us when we unveil the winner Friday morning. This is the only place to enter an official vote, but you can Leave Your Comments HERE  Or share one on this page with your login through  Facebook.com/WBEN930
 
Buffalo Zoo President Donna Fernandes
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( Look at the number of area groups that have donated millions to the Zoo under her long tenure, and try to argue that she doesn't have power in WNY)
 
    
Poll
How often do you change your computer passwords?
  After Every Scare Like " Heartbleed"
  Once A Year
  Less Often Than That
 
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