PROVIDENCE – Exceptional women from Rhode Island businesses in six industry categories, as well as a leading career achiever and an outstanding mentor, were chosen for Providence Business News’ sixth annual Business Women Awards program.
People’s Credit Union CEO Ellen N. Ford will be honored for overall career achievement, while Kati C. Machtley, director of Bryant University’s Women’s Summit, was named PBN’s outstanding mentor.
Other 2013 winners by category are:
Creative Services – Industry Leader: Helena Foulkes, executive vice president, CVS Caremark Corp.
Creative Services – Woman to Watch: Angela Wiczek, senior director of communications, GTECH Corp.
Financial Services – Industry Leader: Ann M. Kashmanian, senior vice president of financial operations and care management, Lifespan
Financial Services – Woman to Watch: Melissa Trapp, senior vice president, Bank RI
Health Care Services – Industry Leader: Cathy Duquette, executive vice president of nursing affairs, Lifepsan
Health Care Services – Woman to Watch: Heather Provino, CEO, Provant Health Solutions
Professional Services – Industry Leader: Cindy Erickson, chief administrative officer, RBS Citizens Financial Services
Professional Services – Woman to Watch: Sarah Soares, human resources manager, Blount Fine Foods
Social Services – Industry Leader: Nancy Ryan Gray, president and director, Gordon Research Conferences
Social Services – Woman to Watch: Diana Burdett, executive director, Providence In-town Churches
Technical Services – Industry Leader: Mary Wohlgemuth, technical director, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport
Technical Services – Woman to Watch: Patricia Martin, vice president of engineering, Cox Communications
The Achievement Honorees for 2013 are:
Evelyn Audet, Evelyn Audet Lighting
Joyce Gifford, Abbott Valley Veterinary
Kelly L. Guestrin, Bellani Maternity
Jane Casey, Professional Security Services
Julie Lancia, ALX Group
Alice Nichols, Up Country
Denise C. Olney, Core Studios
Janice M. Prochaska, Pro-Change Behavior Systems
Jessica Ricci, Jessica Ricci Jewelry
Candace Simas, Miller’s Auto Body
Carol Scialo Gaeta and Lois Scialo Ellis, Scialo Bros. Bakery
Lisa Tener, Book writing coach
Winners will be honored at a luncheon at the Providence Marriott on May 30 from 12 to 2 p.m. Individual tickets are $90 and corporate tables for 10 are $850.
The presenting sponsor of the event is BankRI. Co-sponsors include Bryant University, Cox Business, CVS Caremark Corp., Koch Eye Associates, LGC&D LLP and USI Insurance Services.
Join PBN and two panels of successful female executives, business owners and entrepreneurs as we delve into what women should do to advance their careers, and become leaders in the corporate world and their own enterprises.
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