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BANKNEWPORT PRESIDENT AND CEO SANDRA J. PATTIE heads to the podium at the 2018 PBN Business Women Awards luncheon to accept her Career Achievement award. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. celebrates PBN Business Women honorees

PROVIDENCE – A sellout crowd of 370 gathered at the Providence Marriott Downtown Thursday to mark the career success and potential of 28 women...
HELPING HAND: Tammy Delfino, left, server, and ­Kaitlyn Roberts, owner of Easy Entertaining in Providence, prepare for an event. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Food a longtime, great unifier for Kaitlyn Roberts

Kaitlyn Roberts’ love of cooking can be traced back to her childhood and her late grandfather.A school principal in upstate New York, he had...
AMGEN RHODE ISLAND VICE PRESIDENT FOR SITE OPERATIONS Tia Bush addresses the audience at the 2017 PBN Business Women Awards program luncheon upon receiving her award. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Application deadline for PBN Business Women Awards honors approaches

PROVIDENCE – Two weeks remain to submit nominees for PBN’s 2018 Business Women Awards program.Applications are due on April 11 by 5 p.m.Honorees will...
DEEPLY ENGAGED: Jeanne Cola uses her experience and the skills she learned working at Citizens Bank for 25 years in her current role as executive director of LISC Rhode Island, an organization that helps get affordable housing and other projects off the ground within the state’s most distressed neighborhoods. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Cola using banking experience, skills to fuel LISC’s early-stage impact

Career changers are common in today’s workforce. Those switching industries bring broad perspectives and fresh skill sets to new fields but can make the...
TIA BUSH, vice president for site operations for Amgen Rhode Island and Outstanding Mentor for PBN's 2017 Business Women Awards program, spoke at Thursday's luncheon celebration about the value that she has gained from people mentoring her and how she tries to do the same for others as a result.

2017 PBN Business Women honorees recognized

PROVIDENCE – More than 300 of Rhode Island’s business leaders attended PBN’s 10th Business Women Awards luncheon Thursday at the Providence Marriott Downtown. The...
CHARTING A NEW COURSE: Theresa A. Baus, right, was the first head of the Technology Partnerships Office at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport, in 2006, where she works to share Navy-developed technology with the private sector and vice versa. With her is Mary L. Sylvia, strategy implementation director, USW weapons, vehicles and defensive systems department. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Baus helps military tech value find civilian use

What’s the connection between finding undersea mines and software that detects breast cancer?Theresa A. Baus could tell you. Both processes rely on a mathematical...

Bush puts a hand back for others coming aboard

In the business world there are managers who focus on company success. Then there are mentors who take time to focus on the success...
CHANGE THROUGH TRUST: Margaret M. “Peg” Van Bree, right, president of Rhode Island Hospital, does not micromanage staff while still making significant changes. Here, she meets with Dr. Latha Sivaprasad, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Rhode Island Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

With Van Bree’s broad perspectives, hospitals win

Prioritizing her time, gathering robust perspectives and teaching others have helped shape Margaret M. “Peg” Van Bree into an impactful leader in the never-a-dull-moment...

It’s all about the results

One would think that writing about a group of high-achieving, wholly engaged businesswomen every year would be a repetitive exercise. After all, each year,...
A TEAM APPROACH: Amy Martel, executive vice president and chief operating officer of People’s Credit Union, encourages a collaborative approach at the Middletown-based financial institution. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Martel’s work advances women in banking

When Amy Martel began work as a bank teller with Strata Bank in 1994, she had no intention of making a career in financial...
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