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SOURCES OF COMFORT: Marisa Head, center, has built her North Attleborough business Marisa’s Skin Care LLC in nine years with the help of her two daughters, Stephanie Howard, left, and Rachel Howard.

Her customer service goes beyond skin deep

Acne, sun spots, scars and pockmarks, wrinkles. People find many reasons to feel bad about their skin. But often that bad feeling goes much...
HELPING OUT: Shirley Moore, left, owner of Be Moore Interpreting LLC in Pawtucket, provides interpreting services for the attendees at the Latino Financial Summit at Farm Fresh in Providence.

Moore’s interpreting skills are in high demand

It wasn’t until she took a Bootstrap Bootcamp course for entrepreneurs that Shirley Moore, 40, fully realized the idea for her business, something that...

Haverhill Leach’s jewelry bears extra emotional significance

Haverhill Leach works with her husband in her second self-made business from a waterfront maker space in Warren, creating goods for an appreciative, growing...
HERE TO SERVE: Milena Pagan, left, pours mimosas for Jessica Tynan, center, of Salem, Conn., and Rebecca Saenz of Cambridge, Mass., at Little Sister LLC on Hope Street in Providence. Pagan owns Little Sister and Rebelle Artisan Bagels LLC.

She left corporate life to be a bagel artisan

Milena Pagan was a retail strategist for CVS Health Corp. in 2016 when she told the pharmacy giant she was quitting this steady job...
GIVING BACK: Whether training colleagues on new software programs or preparing high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction, Tami Hughes, senior associate at DBVW Architects Inc. in Providence, relishes being a mentor.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Investing in young minds will set up architecture industry for future...

Business Women Awards 2022 Outstanding Mentor Tami Hughes, DBVW Architects Inc. Tami Hughes has always loved design. During high school, she began studying structures and creating three-dimensional...
IMPACTFUL LEADER: Since Cheryl Merchant joined Taco Comfort Solutions in 2019 as CEO, the heating, cooling, plumbing and irrigation systems manufacturer in Cranston has seen a 20% jump in revenue. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Merchant plays integral role in moving manufacturing forward in R.I.

Business Women Awards 2022 Career Achiever Cheryl Merchant, Taco Comfort Solutions While growing up on her family’s Michigan farm, Cheryl Merchant learned firsthand the value of...
TIME TO SHINE: Jennifer Canole has been interim executive director and head of development at Trinity Repertory Company during the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Canole, Trinity made strides despite crisis

Business Women Awards 2022 Industry Leader Creative Services Jennifer Canole, Trinity Repertory Company If there’s one thing that Jennifer Canole has learned over the past...
A PILLAR ON CAMPUS: Katharine Hazard Flynn is director of the University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center and oversees the URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement’s Corporate and Foundations unit.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

She’s at the ‘front door’ engaging businesses

Business Women Awards 2022 Industry Leader Education Services Katharine Hazard Flynn, University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center After four decades as a business leader, Katharine...
TEAM PLAYER: Kimberly Fraser, senior manager of global communications at International Game Technology PLC in Providence, enjoys collaborating with others from different backgrounds. 

Fraser is ready to tackle any challenge at IGT

Business Women Awards 2022 Woman to Watch Creative Services Kimberly Fraser, International Game Technology PLC Kimberly Fraser joined International Game Technology PLC as an intern over...
VALUABLE ASSET: Since joining Bank of America Corp. in Providence in 2016, Terri Monjar, senior relationship manager, has helped clients acquire close to $200 million in new capital. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Monjar able to bring people, processes, tech together to solve complex...

Business Women Awards 2022 Industry Leader Financial Services Terri Monjar, Bank of America Corp. As a senior relationship manager for Bank of America Corp.’s Northeast Commercial...
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