Published: Feb 26, 2011 1:43 AM EST
Updated: Feb 25, 2011 10:44 PM EST

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The American Women's Business Association honored 4 women on Friday as the 2011 Women of History.

The event at the Naples Hilton is held every year during Women's History Month as a way of honoring those local women who are clearing the path of business for younger generations in Southwest Florida.

Honored at Friday's event were:

Nancy Anne Payton, Florida Wildlife Federation
Liz Albritten, The Immokalee Foundation
Sharon Treiser, PNC Wealth Management
Adria Starkey, The Naples Trust Company

All four women offered their advice to the 100 attendees about their road map to success in business and in their lives.  WINK News Anchor Lois Thome, a former Women of History honoree, emceed the event.

To learn more about the honorees, pick up this month's edition of e'Bella magazine.

And to learn more about ABWA's Neapolitan Chapter: