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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
 
Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, CEO, Visit Buffalo Niagara
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Gallagher-Cohen more than most anyone else is responsible for shepherding the region's image, as head of the area's main tourism promotion agency, she is responsible for over $82 million in future visitor spending annually
 
    
Poll
How concerned are you about credit card security breaches like the one at Home Depot?
  Very concerned
  Somewhat concerned
  Not concerned
 
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