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People are what pay off

Ten years ago, PBN inaugurated its Business Women Awards luncheon, and it remains one of our most enjoyable events. The energy of the year’s...
DILIGENT DECADES: Sandra J. Pattie, president and CEO at BankNewport, credits her success to years of hard work, and taking on challenges with confidence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Sandra Pattie celebrates decades of hard work, seized opportunities

Career Achievement | Sandra J. Pattie, BankNewport BankNewport President and CEO Sandra J. Pattie says she’s proud to be counted among the presidents throughout...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Kathleen Malin, vice president of technology and operations management at the Rhode Island Foundation, has been an enthusiastic and effective mentor ever since receiving strong guidance early in her career. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Effects of Malin’s guidance span decades

Outstanding Mentor | Kathleen Malin, Rhode Island Foundation Kathleen Malin, vice president of technology and operations management at the Rhode Island Foundation, has been...
USING ALL THE TOOLS: Morgan Durfee, senior marketing manager at TribalVision, uses multiple media to get her clients’ messages across, with video taking an important role in campaigns. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Durfee pursues clients’ perfect presentation

Women to Watch, Creative Services | Morgan Durfee, TribalVision By the time TribalVision Senior Marketing Manager Morgan Durfee joined the Warwick-based, outsourced-marketing company, she’d already...
VANGUARD: Jennifer Hogencamp, center, BlumShapiro’s sole female partner, created BlumShapiro’s successful hospitality practice and is working to mentor other women in leadership positions at the firm. She speaks with Sarah Morre, left, senior accountant, and Matt Godino, audit manager. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Hogencamp nurtures hospitality practice, female leadership at BlumShapiro

Women to Watch, Financial Services | Jennifer Hogencamp, BlumShapiro Jennifer Hogencamp, BlumShapiro’s only female partner in its 80-person Cranston office, appreciates the public accounting...
BUILDING WEALTH: Edythe M. De Marco, founder of The De Marco Group at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Providence, wants to encourage more women to work in the financial-services industries, and takes pride in training talented people to grow their clients’ assets. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

De Marco fosters wealth-nurturing team

Industry Leader, Financial Services | Edythe M. De Marco, Merrill Lynch/Bank of America You can talk about how Edythe M. De Marco joined Merrill...
NO STANDING STILL: From left, Cassie Dana, event coordinator at DK Communications; owner Dyana Koelsch; and Jane D’Arcy, the director of marketing, review a project in the PR firm’s Providence office. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Koelsch taps story telling for public relations clients

Industry Leader, Creative Services | Dyana Koelsch, DK Communications Rhode Island is full of stories to tell, and Dyana Koelsch is a master storyteller. That...
DETERMINED LEADER: Head of School Suzanne Fogarty has led Lincoln School through many recent changes with a committed attitude and speedy execution. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fogarty’s leadership lends luster to Lincoln School

Industry Leader, Nonprofit | Suzanne Fogarty, Lincoln School Since September 2014, Lincoln School, the nation’s only all-girl school rooted in Quaker values, has undergone...
ALTERING CEO: Sara S. Johnson, co-president and CEO of Pro-Change Behavior Systems, has led lifestyle-changing interventions improving people’s health through psychologically directed software applications. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Johnson melds psychology, technology to encourage healthier living

Women to Watch, Health Care Services | Sara S. Johnson, Pro-Change Behavior Systems When Sara S. Johnson was young, she was asked what she wanted...
CELEBRATION TIME: Stephanie Frazier Grimm is the founder of The Confetti Foundation, which provides ready-made birthday party kits so children in the hospital on their birthdays can easily celebrate the day with decorations. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Frazier Grimm packs celebrations for hospital-bound birthdays

Women to Watch, Nonprofit | Stephanie Frazier Grimm, The Confetti Foundation Back in 2010, Stephanie Frazier Grimm enjoyed the incredible high of becoming a godparent,...
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