Business Women

FINDING A WAY FORWARD: Victoria Malchar, owner of Malchar Wellness Center, treats Brandon Maced at her Warwick offices, where she and her staff offer a number of coaching and therapy options. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Malchar Wellness Center owner a rebel with a cause

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Victoria Malchar | Malchar Wellness Center VICTORIA MALCHAR of Warwick’s Malchar Wellness Center is a chiropractor, sure. But...
A DIFFERENT PATH: Katie McDonald, a self-care strategist who founded and owns bnourished LLC, says her clients are so busy, they don’t take time for self-care and improvement. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Bnourished’s McDonald helps clients be nourished in a crisis

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Katie McDonald | bnourished LLC KATIE MCDONALD’S EXECUTIVE CLIENTS span numerous industries, but all have something in common:...
AVID ADVISER: Mary T. O’Sullivan offers coaching services through Encore Executive and Corporate Coaching in North Kingstown, an entity she founded after extensive experience in the corporate world. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

O’Sullivan is well-practiced in corporate coaching

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Mary T. O’Sullivan | Encore Executive and Corporate Coaching ALL BUSINESS OWNERS look to stand out from their...
KNOWLEDGE HAS POWER: The Financial Literacy Youth Initiative founder Marcy Reyes says that learning how to manage money is a secret weapon more young people need. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Marcy Reyes helps youths become financially literate

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Marcy Reyes | The Financial Literacy Youth Initiative MARCY REYES ALWAYS HAD an innate sense of being a...
ESSENTIAL SERVICE: Attorney Amy Stratton, who focuses on estate planning and business succession, says clients have sought out the services of her law firm, Moonan, Stratton & Waldman LLP, in these times of uncertainty. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Amy Stratton advising clients through COVID-19 pandemic

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Amy Stratton | Moonan, Stratton & Waldman LLP AMY STRATTON, of the Providence law firm Moonan, Stratton &...
VIRTUAL COMPANY: Leonora Valvo, founder and director of Warren-based Swoogo, coordinates a videoconference staff meeting from her computer. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Swoogo’s Valvo learning from real-world challenges

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Leonora Valvo | Swoogo SWOOGO FOUNDER LEONORA VALVO believes that we often fall in love with our own...
MAKING WAVES: Debbie A. Wood, president and co-owner of Wood Boat & Motor Inc. in Warwick, decided with her husband, Russell, to take over running the Rhode Island Boat Show, after the previous organizers stepped down after three decades at the helm. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Wood Boat and Motor Inc. co-owner unafraid to enter uncharted waters

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Debbie A. Wood | Wood Boat and Motor Inc. THE BOATS SOLD at Debbie A. Wood’s business, Warwick-based...
BELIEVING IN CHANGE: Day One Executive Director Peg Langhammer continues to advocate for systematic changes as to how Rhode Island addresses sexual assault and abuse. / COURTESY PEG LANGHAMMER

Langhammer has been making a difference in society since day one

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 CAREER ACHIEVER: Peg Langhammer | Day One PEG LANGHAMMER was always driven to make a difference. She grew up in the...
PAYING IT FORWARD: Brown Medicine CEO Ann M. Kashmanian had multiple mentors help guide her throughout her career. Now, she’s helping fellow women grow within the workplace. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Brown Medicine’s Kashmanian a guiding light through complex health care

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 OUTSTANDING MENTOR: Ann M. Kashmanian | Brown Medicine ANN M. KASHMANIAN, CEO of Brown Medicine, has played a vital role...
A-LISTER: OPTX Rhode Island CEO Lynne Diamante has networked with the socially elite, including past Miss USA winner Olivia Culpo, and gave custom Cartier and Gucci glasses to Tony Bennett as an invited guest for his early 90th birthday celebration. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Lynne Diamante is bringing Rodeo Drive to Hartford Avenue with OPTX...

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 INDUSTRY LEADER, SMALL BUSINESS: Lynne Diamante | OPTX Rhode Island IF ANYONE COULD represent three blocks of 100 world-class stores...

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