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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...
HANDS-ON: Anne-Marie Rosario Flores, owner of Anne the Plumber in Woonsocket, works in the basement of a house on Penn Street in Providence with her nephew, Jarrett Flores, an apprentice plumber. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Unafraid of bias, Anne the Plumber cleaning up

There was the iconic Rosie the Riveter, a fictional woman munitions worker of World War II. Then came Lillian Baumbach, recognized in the 1950s...
SERIOUS BUSINESS: Morgan Grefe, right, executive director of the R.I. Historical Society, meets with Mary Lou Upham, membership officer. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Passion for state history drives Grefe

Morgan Grefe can trace her interest in museums back to the hours upon hours spent after school listening to the stories of her great-grandmother,...

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