2011 Women In Business Honorees

From fashion to farming, from computers to courtrooms, from new pools to nonprofits, these 28 women founded 26 successful, innovative, and respected businesses - small and large. Most started with an original idea sparked by an innate passion; others decided they could do a better job in their chosen field if they struck out on their own. But, no matter how and why they got their starts, all share the same inspiring qualities: a true entrepreneurial spirit, a winning vision, the courage to take a risk, and a commitment to the company they started.

  • Andrea Andrews Co-Owner
    Groovy on Grand

  • Alice Benedetto Founder and President
    Raw Indulgence, Ltd.

  • Bobbie Gottlieb Co-Founder and CEO
    Two’s Company, Inc.

  • Brenda LaManna Founder and CEO
    Damselfly Designs, Inc.

  • Candida Canfield Founder and CEO
    Dinner In Hand

  • Chris Madden Founder and CEO
    Chris Madden, Inc.

  • Christina Rae Founder and President
    Buzz Creators

  • Daniele Churchill Co-Founder
    Churchills of Mount Kisco

  • Diana Gould Founder and CEO
    Diana Gould Ltd. Floral and Event Décor

  • Eileen Fisher Founder and Principal Owner
    Eileen Fisher, Inc.

  • Elizabeth Perelstein Founder and CEO
    School Choice International

  • Geri S. Krauss Owner and Founder
    Krauss PLLC

  • Genevieve Piturro Pajama Program

  • Jan Johnsen Founder and Co-Principal
    Johnsen Landscape & Pools

  • June Goldfinger Operative Partner,
    Katonah General Store
    Principal and Designer,
    The June Goldfinger Collection

  • Karen Spencer President and Creative Director
    Spencer Creative Group

  • Laura Loughlin Founder and CEO,
    Loughlin Personnel Ltd.
    Co-Founder and COO,
    Westerly-Enright

  • Lisa Primeggia Co-Owner
    Groovy on Grand

  • Lisa Schwartz Co-Founder, Owner and Farmer
    Rainbeau Ridge

  • Lori Land Co-Founder
    Churchills of Mount Kisco

  • Lynne Lambert Founder, President and
    Chief Creative Director
    NYC Subway Line

  • Mary Jane Denzer Founder and Owner
    Mary Jane Denzer Design Boutique

  • Renée M. Brown Founder, President and CEO
    C.W. Brown

  • Sharon Rowe Founder and CEO
    Eco-Bags Products, Inc.

  • Stacey Cohen Founder and President
    Co-Communications, Inc.

  • Susan Villamena Co-Founder, Owner and CEO
    Westerly-Enright

  • Tara Meenan Lansen Founder, President and CEO
    Compufit, Inc.

  • Yon Zweibon Owner and CEO
    Beyond Costumes, Inc.