The most successful business leaders often want to leave a legacy. They want to have an impact that not only shapes their organization today, but leaves a lasting impression to future generations.
As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of our annual Women in Business awards, we've chosen a "legacy" theme. In the pages that follow we recognize eight remarkable women who are making a difference within their organization and the community. We also highlight the legacies they'd like to leave behind and insights into how they maintain long-term success and a satisfying work-life balance amid busy professional and personal schedules.
This year's winners come from diverse backgrounds and industries.
We've got a managing partner of a major law firm and a senior executive at one of the country's largest health insurance companies.
Our winners also include an innovator who has broken ground on new drug discoveries, a chief marketing officer at one of the state's largest banks, and the head of a historic tourist attraction.
We're also spotlighting healthcare and education executives.
In each of the past 15 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. This year we'd like to thank Anne L. Elvgren (president of Elvgren Associates), Ted Carroll (president of Leadership Greater Hartford), and Amanda Mueller (senior vice president at Cashman + Katz Integrated Communications), for helping choose our winners.
The honorees demonstrate business savvy, confidence in themselves and their organizations, and a strong track record of professional success.
We hope you enjoy this issue and attend the Women in Business celebration to be held from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, at the Hartford Hilton, 315 Trumbull St., in Hartford. The event will include a keynote address by Teresa C. Younger, president and CEO of Ms. Foundation for Women.
— Greg Bordonaro, Editor
Susan Ballek, executive director & CEO, the Hill-Stead Museum
Kimberly L. Beauregard, president & CEO, InterCommunity Inc.
Ann B. Clark, executive vice president & provost, Goodwin College
Manon M.J. Cox, president & CEO, Protein Sciences Corp.
Jennifer M. DelMonico, managing partner, Murtha Cullina LLP
Karen T. Goyette, senior vice president, strategy and system integration, Hartford HealthCare
Dawn C. Morris, vice president, chief marketing officer, Webster Bank
Elizabeth Winsor, National Accounts CEO, UnitedHealthcare
(Meet the judges who selected the 2017 Women in Business.)