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DEDICATED ADVOCATE: Rhode Island Black Business Association President Lisa Ranglin says RIBBA aims to identify and remove systemic barriers of race and ethnicity in business. 
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Banker battles disparity in wages, opportunity

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Lisa Ranglin, Rhode Island Black Business AssociationFor Lisa Ranglin – risk and compliance manager for Providence-based Citizens Bank –...
STRONG LEADER: Melissa D. Travis is the new president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the first woman to hold the position since the organization’s formation in 1905.   
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Travis blazing a trail by joining forces

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Melissa D. Travis, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public AccountantsMelissa D. Travis is breathing new life into the 2,100-member...

Interior designer strikes unique balance of life, work, school

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Janelle Blakely Photopoulos, Blakely Interior DesignWHAT’S THE SECRET to building an award-winning interior design company while caring for three...
GRAND PLAN: Kimberly Silvestri, project executive at BOND Brothers, says she finds it rewarding to help other women make their mark in the construction industry. 
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Silvestri is providing the tools to demolish barriers in construction field

Business Women Awards 2019 | OUTSTANDING MENTOR Kimberly Silvestri, BOND Brothers Inc.YOU COULD SAY the building blocks for Kimberly Silvestri’s career were there all along.Her...
DECISIONS, DECISIONS: Mary Jean Keany, owner of Anamika Design in Newport, looks through swatches for an interior design project. 
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Keany’s put her design firm on growth pattern

Business Women Awards 2019 | INDUSTRY LEADER, CREATIVE SERVICES Mary Jean Keany, Anamika Design LLCFOR INTERIOR DESIGNER Mary Jean Keany, the key to her business...
NAME DROPPER: Beatrice Thouveny, marketing director at NFI Corp., revamped the company’s brand when she took the position three years ago. 
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Thouveny has proved her prowess in rebranding

Business Women Awards 2019 | WOMEN TO WATCH, CREATIVE SERVICES Beatrice Thouveny, NFI Corp.WHEN BUSINESSES ARE undergoing major change, they call Beatrice Thouveny.Thouveny has 20...
uncommon QUALIFICATION: Kathleen Ryan had extensive experience as a trust and estate attorney when she joined Washington Trust Wealth Management 3½ years ago.
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Ryan’s legal skills help make an impact for her clients

Business Women Awards 2019 | INDUSTRY LEADER, FINANCIAL SERVICES  Kathleen Ryan, Washington Trust Wealth ManagementKATHLEEN RYAN, chief wealth management officer for Washington Trust Wealth Management,...

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SPECIAL NICHE: Ashley Abbate Macksoud, a Merrill Lynch vice president and wealth management adviser, caters to women who suddenly are going it alone because of a divorce or the death of a spouse.
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Merrill Lynch adviser empowering clients as well as co-workers

Business Women Awards 2019 | WOMEN TO WATCH FINANCIAL SERVICES Ashley Abbate Macksoud, Merrill LynchWOMEN HOLD LESS THAN 20% of finance jobs in the U.S....
HEALTH CONSCIOUS: Crista F. Durand, Newport Hospital president, has breathed new life into the facility since taking over in 2014, from beefing up community outreach to recruiting new doctors. 
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Durand’s leadership has been a shot in the arm at Newport...

Business Women Awards 2019 | INDUSTRY LEADER, HEALTH CARE SERVICES  Crista F. Durand, Newport HospitalNEWPORT HOSPITAL PRESIDENT Crista F. Durand, credited with a turnaround in...
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