For this, our fourth annual salute to Westchester’s most successful women in business, we’ve selected a powerful group of the county’s top female executives, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit and government leaders. From banking to baked goods, tourism to tumbling, healthcare to human resources—and everything in between—the women on these pages play a huge role in helping Westchester’s economy thrive. They are the faces behind some of our county’s most powerful brands, most exciting startup ventures, and most innovative government and nonprofit programs.

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Anne Papaelias

Vice President of Human Resources, Curtis Instruments

Barbara Finkelstein

Chief Executive Officer, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Catherine Marsh

Executive Director, Westchester Community Foundation

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD

President, CEO & Founder, BFFL Co.

Erica Breining

Owner, Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center

Gay Wheeler-Smith & Kecia Palmer-Cousins

Owners, G&K Sweet Foods

Janis Archer

Director of Strategy Management, New York Power Authority

Jodi Rosenwasser Levine

Founder/Owner, Jodi’s Gym

Julie Kinch

SVP, Chief Legal Officer, Heineken USA

Liz Bracken-Thompson

Partner, Thompson & Bender

Merin Joseph

EVP and Chief Information Officer, WESTMED Medical Group and WESTMED Practice Partners

Natasha Caputo

Director, Westchester County Tourism

Nuala Ronan

Managing Partner, Databean

Patricia Vitelli

Vice President of Finance, Westhab

Ruth Mahoney

President, KeyBank, Hudson Valley/Metro NY District, Tarrytown

Susan Fox

President, White Plains Hospital

Wilson Kimball

Commissioner of Planning and Development


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Advice Worth Heeding From 2014's Women In Business Leaders

Straight from the mouths of the county's most successful businesswomen.

Virtual Roundtable: Women's Workplace Issues

What do our 2014 Women in Business honorees have to say about women’s workplace issues? A lot—and it’s all fascinating.

Text Nancy L. Claus, Philip Garrity, Alyson Krueger, Kate Stone Lombardi, Katie O’Donnell, Amy R. Partridge, and Scott Simone

Photography Stefan Radtke

Makeup Linda Gallo and Valerie Guglielmo

Hair Alana Corrieri, Gabriella Palermiti, Stephanie Jakoboski, and Francesca LoPriore, all from Salon O

Location Westchester Magazine’s Dream Home, The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton,Westchester

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