Our 3rd Annual Women in Business Awards

A salute to 16 of the County’s most successful and influential female business leaders.



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

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

Hair
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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