Two Woodsiders named among 'top 100 women'


Two Woodside women, Linda Popky and Christine Benninger, have been named to the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's list of the Silicon Valley's "Top 100 Women of Influence."

Linda Popky, president of L2M Associations, was recognized for her service as president of Women in Consulting, a group of more than 400 consultants and small business owners in the Bay Area. Ms. Popky has worked for a wide range of organizations, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, including Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems and Applied Materials.

She is a member of the architectural review board for the Woodside Hills Homeowners Association and has served as chair of the public awareness committee for the citizen's emergency response and preparedness program for the Woodside Fire Protection District.

Christine Benninger is the president of Humane Society Silicon Valley. The society has a new Animal Community Center in Milpitas slated to open March 28. Certified as an environmentally green animal shelter, it includes an adoption gallery, medical center, dog park and training center, a veterinary hospital, and pet-friendly cafe.

The winners of the "Top 100 Women of Influence" award were honored at an awards ceremony and dinner at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel on March 18.

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