Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Ricki Helfer, Cathy E. Minehan, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Rep. Maxine Waters were among 11 women honored last Tuesday for fostering economic opportunity for women and minorities.

"There's a lot of juice at this table," the Rev. Charles E. Stith said, introducing the award recipients. The Organization for a New Equality, founded by the Rev. Stith in 1985, hosted the event.

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