PROVIDENCE – Nearly 400 of Rhode Island’s business leaders attended Providence Business News’ seventh Business Women Awards program Thursday, May 29, in which 26 of the state’s most accomplished executives and entrepreneurs were recognized for their accomplishments.
The annual luncheon, held again at the Providence Marriott Downtown, shines a spotlight on women executives nominated by their peers and chosen by a panel at PBN as well as those entrepreneurs profiled throughout the year in the paper’s print edition.
Taking top honors in the 2014 edition of the program for Career Achievement was Joan L. Kwiatkowski, CEO of CareLink Inc. and PACE of Rhode Island, nonprofits dedicated to supporting care for the elderly both in institutional settings and at home. Recognized for being an Outstanding Mentor was Marie E. Bussiere, the department head of the Undersea Warfare Combat Systems at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport.
In addition to being a spirited networking opportunity, the event included for the first time, quick interviews with this year’s honorees. To see the video, click HERE.
To view the special section that includes profiles of all the women honored at the luncheon, click HERE.
The 2014 Business Women Awards program was presented by Bank Rhode Island. Partner sponsors included the Bryant University Executive Development Center, Cox Business, CVS Caremark Corp., LGC&D P.C. and USI Insurance Services. The media sponsor was AM790.
joan l. kwiatkowski,
marie e. bussiere,
naval undersea warfare center