More than two dozen local women were recognized Monday for going above and beyond.

The 2013 Women of Influence luncheon was held this afternoon at the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem.

Twenty-five businesswomen were honored at the event, including representatives from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP, Capital BlueCross and Northampton Community College.

The luncheon was organized by the Lehigh Valley Financial Group.