As part of our 14th annual Women in Business awards, we've chosen a "keys" theme. We recognize eight remarkable women who are making a difference within their organization and the community. We also highlight their keys to success, both in their work and in life.
This year's winners come from all walks of life, and many of them have climbed the proverbial corporate ladder to earn positions of power and leadership.
We've got several executives in marketing and advertising and another winner who leads Connecticut's largest health insurer.
Our winners also include a principal in one of the state's largest architecture/planning firms and an operations chief of a major investment advisory firm.
As you read about Hartford Business Journal's eight remarkable women honorees, you will discover that each of them was helped along the way by a mentor who installed both personal and professional advice and perspective. Our women leaders also work hard to enrich the careers and lives of their employees.
In each of the past 14 years, Hartford Business Journal has honored eight of the region's most talented women in leadership roles throughout Central Connecticut. The winners are nominated by readers and chosen by a panel of independent judges. The honorees demonstrate a business savvy, confidence in themselves and their organizations, and a strong track record of success in the business world.
We hope you enjoy this issue and attend the celebration to be held from 11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The event will include a special panel discussion on "keys to success" moderated by Jill Adams, president and CEO of Adams & Knight. Panelists will include Joanne Berger-Sweeney, president, Trinity College; Rhona Free, president, University of St. Joseph; Manon Cox, president and CEO, Protein Sciences; and Susan Tully, president and general manager, NBC Connecticut.
– Greg Bordonaro, Editor