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.