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Our 3rd Annual Women in Business Awards


Take a look at some of the most successful companies around the County, and you’ll find that behind their success are some of the most accomplished women. In the following pages, you’ll meet 16 women with outstanding drive, talent, and  vision—women who’ve helped create a thriving business community here in Westchester. It’s a diverse group, encompassing four separate categories: entrepreneurs, for those who’ve broken out on their own and established their own businesses; executives, for those who’ve risen through the ranks and broken the proverbial glass ceiling of some of the most well-known companies around; nonprofit, for those who helm some of the County’s most successful nonprofit organizations; and government, for those who continue to help shape the public sector. 


Nichelle A. Johnson
Mount Vernon’s Impressive acting chief of staff

JoAnne Murray
The Allan Block Agency’s Entreprenurial president

Jenifer Ross
The founder/owner of Tarrytown’s W@tercooler

Colleen Ostrowski
The eclectic ITT Corporation VP

Carola Bracco
The executive director of Neighbors Link

Laura Alemzadeh
The general counsel at Kawasaki Rail Car

Jennifer Williams and Tanya Scholl (not pictured)
Two partners at R3 Energy Management

Jean Marie Connolly
The senior director of BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Roseanne Alletto
The VP of Sales Operations at POP Displayes

Stacey Tank
The SVP of Heineken USA

Carolyn Mandelker
The Indefatigable Founder of Harrison Edwards PR and Marketing

Georganne Chapin
The president and CEO of Hudson Health Plan

Jane Wasman
The president of Acorda Therapeutics’ International & General Counsel

Judith Werbitt
The senior vice president at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Susan Wayne
The president and CEO of Family Services of Westchester

Stories written by Nancy L. Claus, Deanna Cioppa, Marisa LaScala, Karen Odom, Katie O’Donnell, Robert Schork, Scott Simone, John Bruno Turiano, Laurie Yarnell, and Kathryn Walsh; photos by Stefan Radtke

Nicole Carmoega, Chanel at Neiman Marcus
Nicole Roach, Salon O
Rosemarie Pomila, NY Prostyle

Gabriella Palermiti, Stephanie Jakoboski and Francesca LoPriore, Salon O

Fashion Styling Assistance
Toni Sean Whittle

location & wardrobe
Neiman Marcus, White Plains


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