Updated September 1 at 4:01pm

2010 Business Women winners named

May 20 event to fete industry leaders and ‘Women to Watch’

Fourteen women have been chosen by PBN to be honored as part of the newspaper’s year-long initiative to recognize outstanding women in Rhode Island.

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.

Enter your email to receive Providence Business News' e-newsletters
and breaking news alerts.  

business women

2010 Business Women winners named

May 20 event to fete industry leaders and ‘Women to Watch’


PROVIDENCE – Fourteen women have been chosen by Providence Business News to be honored in the second part of the newspaper’s year-long initiative to recognize outstanding women in the Rhode Island business community.

The third annual Business Women Awards program, to be held Thursday, May 20, at the Providence Marriott, will feature not only the newly selected women, but 12 women who have been featured monthly in the pages of PBN during the past year for their career success.

Heading the most recently named group will be Margaret D. Farrell, a partner with Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP, who is being honored for overall career achievement, and Rena Wing, director of weight control and the diabetes research center at The Miriam Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, who is being recognized as an outstanding mentor to other business women.

The other honorees are established leaders or “women to watch” in one of six industry categories, listed here:

  • Creative Services – Industry Leader: Heidi Devlin, VP advertising, CVS Caremark Corp.; Women to Watch: Martha Murphy, marketing manager, South County Hospital.

  • Financial Services – Industry Leader: Deborah Thomas, CFO, Hasbro Inc.; Woman to Watch: Tiffany Sy, senior VP, controller, Bank Rhode Island.

  • Health Care Services – Industry Leader: Laura Adams, CEO, Rhode Island Quality Institute; Sarah Fine, clinical director, Psychological Centers.

  • Professional Services – Industry Leader: Lisa Bisaccia, senior VP, chief human resource officer, CVS Caremark Corp.; Woman to Watch: Michele Lederberg, executive VP, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

  • Social Services – Industry Leader: Diana Franchitto, CEO, Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island; Navyn Salem, executive director, Edesia LLC.

  • Technical Services – Industry Leader: Emma Durand, CEO/CTO, Isis Biopolymer; Ann Marie Harrington, president, Embolden. The winners in both segments of the program will be featured in a special section of the May 24 print edition of PBN. For reservations and ticket information for the May 20 luncheon event, send a message to Events@PBN.com.
  • business women, margaret d. farrell, rena wing, heidi devlin, martha murphy, deborah thomas, tiffany sy, laura adams, sarah fine, lisa bisaccia, michele lederberg, diane franchitto, navyn salem, emma durand, ann marie harrington


    1 comment on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
    Please log in or register to add your comment

    This is a wonderful recognition event. It is a shame that it was scheduled this year to conflict with the RI Chapter of the International Association of Fundraising Professionals' (AFP) all-day Annual Conference (which will be held in Warwick at the Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel). Many of us would like to attend both - but can't!

    Friday, April 30, 2010 | Report this
    Latest News