Thursday, April 25, 2024


2023 Business Women Awards

Congratulations to the 2023 Honorees!

Join us on Thursday, May 25 at the Providence Marriott when we recognize this years honorees. The awards luncheon includes a networking reception at Aqua followed by lunch and the awards ceremony.  Get your tickets today!

Career Achievement: Paula Iacono – CharterCare Foundation
Outstanding Mentor: Marianne Monte – Shawmut 

Creative Services Industry Leader
Judith Lynn StillmanRhode Island College artist in-residence and professor of music

Creative Services Woman to Watch
Ally Maloney Winzer, Maloney Interiors principal

Financial Services Industry Leader
Yahaira “Jay” PlacenciaBank of America Corp. senior vice president and private client advisor

Financial Services Woman to Watch
Elizabeth Desautel, JPMorgan & Chase Co. vice president

Health Care Services Industry Leader
Debra Reakes, Coastal Medical Physicians director of quality

Health Care Services Woman to Watch
Rachel Best, Small Steps Therapy LLC clinical director and speech language pathologist

Legal Services Industry Leader
Karen Grande, Locke Lorde LLP partner

Legal Services Woman to Watch
Elizabeth ManchesterPartridge Snow & Hahn LLP partner

Professional Services Industry Leader
Judith ChaceMott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty owner and broker

Professional Services Woman to Watch
Amanda LanglaisFalvey Insurance Group marketing manager

Social Services/Nonprofit Industry Leader
Nina PandeSkills for Rhode Island’s Future executive director

Social Services/Nonprofit Woman to Watch

Angelyne Cooper-Bailey, Cranston Municipal Court associate judge, R.I. Department of Labor and Training legal counsel and Roger Williams University School of Law adjunct professor

Technical Services Industry Leader
Kelly MendellMIKEL Inc. president

Technical Services Woman to Watch
Alison WicksNaval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport policy division head and contracting officer

The 2023 Achievement Honorees are (listed alphabetically):

  • Dawn ApajeeCity Personnel Inc. owner
  • Tracey Beck, The Beck Cos. co-owner and chief operating officer
  • Mary Blue, Farmacy Herbs LLC owner and founder
  • Audrey Finocchiaro, Nitro Bar co-founder
  • Meghan Gamboa, Ageless Innovation LLC co-founder and senior vice president
  • Kristen Gossler, American Trophy and Supply Inc. president
  • Marisa Head, Marisa’s Skin Care LLC owner and founder
  • Haverhill Leach, Haverhill Leach LLC founder, owner and designer
  • Jo Lee, PopUp Rhody founder
  • Shirley Moore, Be Moore Interpreting LLC owner
  • Enith Morillo, Cadoret Global Inc. principal consultant
  • Milena Pagan, Rebelle Artisan Bagels LLC owner

Honorees will be recognized at our Business Women Awards luncheon on May 25th at the Providence Marriott.  Tickets include a networking reception at Aqua followed by lunch and the awards ceremony.  Join the celebration!



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Event Date

05/25/2023 - 05/25/2023

Event Time

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Event Location

Providence Marriott
1 Orms Street
Providence, RI 02903