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REACHING OUT: Alison Bologna , center, Shri Studio Inc., Shri Service Corps and Shri Bark founder and WJAR-TV NBC 10 morning news co-anchor, participates in a class in her new yoga studio in Pawtucket. Joining her are Alex Godin, left, of the Life Inc. social service agency in Tiverton, and Michelle Peloquin, of The Arc of Blackstone Valley social service agency in Pawtucket.

After opening yoga studio, she has stretched for more

It’s a late summer morning and the stately brick building that is Shri Studio Inc.’s new home is about to officially open for business. A...
Michaele Whelan

Meet the new guard: Whelan’s presidency brings Wheaton ‘full circle’

When Michaele Whelan became Wheaton College president in January 2022, it brought the Norton-based liberal arts college back to its roots in a way. The...
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS:  Judy Rametta, president of StarTrak Studios in Warwick, works with her husband, Jack,  assembling audio and visual projects for local businesses, politicians and charity causes.

Her job has become quite the production

Judy Rametta isn’t what you’d call a name dropper, and she wants people to know that celebrities don’t stop by her production house, StarTrak...
PICTURE ­PERFECT: Brandi Morgan Raupp, right, owner of East Coast Capture LLC, and her crew set up a photo shoot at a preschool in Cranston. From left are photographers Kayla Oliveira and Olivia Lace. 

Her kid-focused studio is capturing the market

Remember school photo day? The cookie-cutter headshots, the weird lighting, each kid’s chin tilted in the exact same direction, all of which led to...
CHANGE OF PACE: Paula Iacono, executive director of the Chartercare Foundation, originally wanted to be a journalist, but her career path changed when she began helping the alumni council at Bryant University.

CharterCARE Foundation’s Iacono’s relationship building lays strong foundation to help communities

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards CAREER ACHIEVER: Paula Iacono | Chartercare Foundation executive director WITH 40 YEARS of experience in developing community partnerships and organizations,...
EMPHASIZING INCLUSION: Over the last eight years, Shawmut Design and Construction Chief People and Administration Officer Marianne Monte has played a lead role in helping the company retain a workforce that is more than 30% female, higher than the industry average. 

Creating opportunities for all drives Monte at Shawmut Design and Construction

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards OUTSTANDING MENTOR: Marianne Monte | Shawmut Design and Construction chief people and administration officer WHEN A HEADHUNTER first approached her...
GOING GLOBAL: Judith Lynn Stillman, Rhode Island College’s artist-in-residence and music professor, traveled in 2016 to Greece to play music as a way to aid the Syrian refugee crisis. 

RIC’s Stillman uses music to inspire, unite the community

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards CREATIVE SERVICES INDUSTRY LEADER: Judith Lynn Stillman | Rhode Island College artist-in-residence and professor of music ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS INFUSE every...
PUSHING FOR CHANGE: Ally Maloney Winzer, principal of Newport-based Maloney Interiors, is currently supporting proposed legislation in the R.I. General Assembly to recognize interior design as a distinct profession. 

Maloney Interiors principal Maloney Winzer is an advocate by design

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards CREATIVE SERVICES WOMAN TO WATCH: Ally Maloney Winzer | Maloney Interiors principal WALLPAPER ON THE CEILING. An accent pop of...
HELPING FAMILIES: Yahaira “Jay” Placencia, Bank of America Corp. senior vice president and private client adviser, currently works at the company’s Private Bank, where she helps families and organizations with high net worth organize their finances. 

Bank of America’s Placencia steps out of her comfort zone to...

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY LEADER: Yahaira “Jay” Placencia | Bank of America Corp. senior vice president and private client adviser YAHAIRA...
MULTITASKER: JPMorgan Chase & Co. Vice President Elizabeth Desautel helps clients by taking on the role as both an investor and adviser. 

JPMorgan & Chase’s Desautel crunches numbers with kindness toward others

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards FINANCIAL SERVICES WOMAN TO WATCH: Elizabeth Desautel | JPMorgan Chase & Co. vice president WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING clients...
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