NYS Women Buffalo Niagara Chapter Women In Leadership Award

Women In Leadership

Women In Leadership NYS Women IncThe Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc. (BNC) is proud to partner with WKBW-TV to showcase successful local women who have given back to the Western New York community. “Women In Leadership” honorees are established women business owners or professional/working women who have exhibited leadership, enterprise, and excellence in their business or profession and give back to the Western New York or greater community. The goal of the program is to recognize women who have succeeded both in the business and charitable arenas and help inspire others to follow in their path.

Each month throughout the year a woman business owner or working woman will be featured on AM Buffalo. Each June, BNC and WKBW-TV will recognize all our honorees at an annual event.


Established woman business owner or working/professional woman who:

  • Exhibits leadership, enterprise, and excellence in their business;
  • Gives back to Western New York or greater community with volunteer service 

Women In Leadership Application PDF

August 2017 Honoree

Sue MangerSusan Mager

Region 8 director | NYS Women, Inc.

Susan Mager, resident of Blasdell, NY, has maintained membership in NYS Women, Inc. and the former Business and Professional Women/NYS for 33 years. She served in many capacities on the chapter level, holding every office up to, and including, president president, Buffalo Niagara Chapter (former BPW/Buffalo) and past president of the former Hamburg/BPW. She served two separate two-year terms as Region 8 director. On the state level of NYS Women, Inc., Susan is the chair of the Athena Society, which works to help military women transition into civilian life by providing workshops on finance and budgeting, resume building, “dressing for success,” help with children, and creating a home in a civilian world. She is expanding its efforts by working directly with V.A.s and veterans groups statewide.

Susan is past state president, NYS Women Inc. (2012-2013); current Region 8 director, NYS Women Inc.; founding member of the Buffalo BPW Investment club; . She is the current chair of the Athena Society, NYS Women, Inc.

Susan is married to Paul Mager, celebrating 47 years of marriage this year. Her greatest joy is spending time with her grandchildren, Abby and Declan, and her son Jason and his wife Jaime. When she is not spending time with her family, she is the business manager for Williamsville podiatrist, Dr. Leon Ber, a position she has held for 35 years. Sue loves to travel, especially across the state for NYS Women, Inc.