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2020 Women in Business Awards

This year we recognize 15 remarkable women who are making a significant difference within their organization and the community. 

This year's winners come from diverse backgrounds and industries. 

They range from executives in the TV, nonprofit and banking sectors to lawyers and entrepreneurs. 

Our winners also include a leading college researcher, accounting pros and a corporate vice president. 

The honorees demonstrate business savvy, confidence in themselves and their organizations, and a strong track record of professional success.

And like any good leaders, they've also had to adapt to a changing environment. 

Our Women in Business event was originally scheduled for May, but was postponed because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. 

So, while each of our honorees are excited to receive this recognition they are also leading their organizations through turbulent times. 

We wish them, and all of our readers good luck and good health. 


Meet the 2020 Women in Business

  • Bridget Quinn-Carey
    Bridget Quinn-Carey
    President and CEO, Hartford Public Library
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  • Cynthia C. Merkle
    Cynthia C. Merkle
    President and CEO, Union Savings Bank
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  • Dana Neves
    Dana Neves
    Vice President and General Manager, WFSB
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  • Jackie Gorsky Mandyck
    Jackie Gorsky Mandyck
    Executive Director, iQuilt Partnership
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  • Jill Hutensky
    Jill Hutensky
    Senior Vice President, Hartford Market Manager, Bank of America
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  • Kristen Zarfos, M.D.
    Kristen Zarfos, M.D.
    Medical Director of the Karl J. Krapek, Sr. Comprehensive Women’s Health Center at Saint Francis Hospital
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  • Marlene Ibsen
    Marlene Ibsen
    President & CEO, Travelers Foundation and Vice President, Community Relations, Travelers
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  • Mary Jane Foster
    Mary Jane Foster
    President & CEO, Interval House
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  • Medina Jett
    Medina Jett
    Founder & CEO, ICSGroup LLC
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  • Radenka Maric
    Radenka Maric
    Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Connecticut
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  • Rhonda Tobin
    Rhonda Tobin
    Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP
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  • Shana Schlossberg
    Shana Schlossberg
    President & CEO, Upward Hartford
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  • Sharon Hennessey
    Sharon Hennessey
    Co-President, The Music People Inc.
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  • Sheila S. Moses, CPA
    Sheila S. Moses, CPA
    President, Moses Tax Group P.C.
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  • Shilpa Manaktala
    Shilpa Manaktala
    Partner, PwC
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