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TRIAL SUPPORT: Enith Morillo is principal consultant at Cadoret Global Inc., a company she launched in 2019 to provide assistance to small companies going through the process of drug development and clinical trials. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

For Morillo, ‘the promise of a better future … kept me...

From the time she was in her teens, Enith Morillo has faced down challenges and reinvented her life. As a high school junior in Venezuela,...
RECRUITING ­ASSISTANCE: Dawn Apajee, right, owner of staff recruiting agency City Personnel Inc., works with senior recruiter Megan Atkins at her office in Providence.
PBN PHOTO/­ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A tireless matchmaker in temp job market

If life imitates art, Dawn Apajee can offer proof in something she read: think like an immigrant. “It resonates with me and sums up...
READY WITH A REMEDY: Herbalist Mary Blue has carved out a niche in the health sector, building a business that offers herb-
derived tinctures, baths, syrups and teas, as well as classes on how to make them.
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ELIZABETH GRAHAM

She’s built a business from ‘power in herbs’

Herbalist and community educator Mary Blue, owner and founder of Farmacy Herbs LLC, was barely out of high school when she realized she had...
WHAT’S IN STORE? Jo Lee, founder of PopUp Rhody, at a Botanic Providence pop-up retail site organized by her company at Stock Culinary Goods on Hope Street in Providence. 
PBN PHOTO/­ELIZABETH GRAHAM

She’s building a venture in pop-up matchmaking

During the early part of her career in the technology sector, Jo Lee’s perspective was global. The industry’s momentum swept her up into jobs...
NEW BREED OF COMPANIONSHIP: Meghan Gamboa, Ageless Innovation LLC co-founder and senior vice president, holds an animatronic cat at the company’s Pawtucket headquarters. The cats, dogs and birds produced by Ageless Innovation have been shown to be beneficial for the mental health of the elderly.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

For her, Ageless Innovation much more than pet project

It was a combination of soccer, Hasbro Inc. and Bryant University that brought Meghan Gamboa to Rhode Island, where she now works as co-founder and senior vice president...
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.
COURTESY JESSIE WYMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

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...
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