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2019 Business Women Awards

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$110.00 – $169.

Event Information

When: Thursday, May 23rd
Place: Providence Marriott
Time: 12:00 – 2pm

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Career Achiever: Molly Donohue Magee
Outstanding Mentor: Kimberly Silvestri

The 14 other category winners:

Creative Services Industry Leader:
Mary Jean Keany, Anamika Design, owner

Creative Services Woman to Watch:
Beatrice Thouveny, NFI Corp., marketing director

Financial Services Industry Leader:
Kathleen Ryan, Washington Trust, EVP and chief wealth management officer

Financial Services Woman to Watch:
Ashley Abbate Macksoud, Merrill Lynch, financial adviser

Health Care Services Industry Leader:
Crista Durand, Newport Hospital, president

Health Care Services Woman to Watch:
Kathleen Snelgrove, University Orthopedics, COO

Nonprofit/Social Services Industry Leader:
Joanne McGunagle, CCAP, president and CEO

Nonprofit/Social Services Woman to Watch:
Erin Donovan-Boyle, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, executive director

Professional Services Industry Leader:
Elizabeth Robson, JF Moran Inc., president

Professional Services Woman to Watch:
Carrie Majewski, Women in Leadership Nexus, founder and CEO

Legal Services Industry Leader:
Lauren Motola-Davis, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, managing partner

Legal Services Woman to Watch:
Angela Carr, Barton Gilman LLP, partner

Technical Services Industry Leader:
Rachel Barber, IGT Inc., senior vice president and CTO, gaming and lottery

Technical Services Woman to Watch:
Catherine Anders, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, head supervisory human resources specialist

The Achievement Honorees for 2019 (listed alphabetically):

  • Kathy Bartels, LLB Architects, principal
  • Janelle Blakely Photopoulos, Blakely Interior Design, owner and principal interior designer
  • Jennifer Brinton, Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island, co-owner
  • Margaret Brooks, Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition, president, & RI Council for Economic Education, president
  • Melissa Denmark, Gracie’s restaurant, executive pastry chef
  • Minnie Luong, Chi Kitchen, founder
  • Patrice Milos, Medley Genomics, president and CEO
  • Lisa Ranglin, Rhode Island Black Business Association, founder and president
  • Katie Schibler Conn, KSA Marketing + Partnerships, owner
  • Shannon Shallcross, BetaXAnalytics LLC, CEO
  • Melissa Travis, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, president
  • Kristin Urbach, North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, executive director

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