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Business Women
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Elsa Duré never imagined she would be CEO of a nonprofit before the age of 30. But she doesn't even mention her position at the Rhode Island Mayoral Academies as one of her greatest accomplishments. What she does mention is the success of … more
Hope Global CEO Cheryl Merchant captured the essence of PBN’s Business Women Awards program when during her acceptance speech for being named Outstanding Mentor, she noted the impressive achievements of the 25 other honorees and then challenged all in attendance to take up the cause of mentoring the next generation of leaders, something she has made an extracurricular passion. more
Sierra Barter didn't set out to begin a national movement when she started a nonprofit social organization, The Lady Project. Instead, she and her friend co-founded what they thought would be a fun way for interesting women to network, for … more
Entrepreneurial by nature, Deborah Schimberg did not foresee while studying comparative literature in the late 1970s at Brown University that she would eventually found and run a company that makes chewing gum from sustainable ingredients. … more
Nicole D'Andrea wanted her MacBook to fit inside her "Mr. Arrogant" handbag, one of several styles her company designs, so she put the zipper on the side. "I try to keep the pieces stylish but classic and functional," she explained. "I want … more
Roberta J. Fagan says people are sometimes surprised to see her, a woman, jump out of an Anchor Fuel Inc. truck when she's out on a delivery on Aquidneck Island. But raised eyebrows and trade stereotypes have never deterred her from wanting … more
Interior design, though quite clearly an indoor profession, has brought Libby Slader all over the world. In her nearly 30-year career, the Providence-based designer has been involved with projects at the U.S. Embassies in La Paz, Bolivia, … more
A Providence Business News 2015 Woman to Watch award winner, Jessica Granatiero wasn't nominated by a supervisor or a business colleague but by a friend and longtime admirer of her uniquely dynamic success. Granatiero owns and operates the … more
Cheryl Merchant has always been driven to lead and to teach. Back in 1984, after graduating with her bachelor's degree in business administration from Alma College in Alma, Mich., Merchant embarked on a career at General Motors as a … more
Finding your voice was a consistent theme of PBN's first Business Women Awards and Leadership Summit. The event, held May 12, combined the ninth Business Women's Awards program with a panel discussion on how women can advance in the workaday world. … more
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