PARAMUS - Sen. Bob Menendez honored five exceptional women from New Jersey Sunday afternoon.

Lizette Delgado-Polanco, Gisele DiNatale, Karin Elkis, Navy Captain Jean O'Brien and Sheriff Mildred Scott were honored at the Evangelina Menendez Trailblazer Awards.

The women were honored for their various contributions in labor, politics, nonprofits, law enforcement and the military.

The ceremony was part of the senator's annual Women's History Month events.