The Best and the Brightest Women Leaders Recognized
The New Jersey region is home to a fleet of talented female entrepreneurs. An exceptionally qualified group of these women were recognized on September 3rd with the announcement of the 2015 Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs via live video stream. This prestigious group of women was selected out of hundreds of impressive nominations based on their strong business acumen and ability to both influence and inspire within their respective industries.

Says Linda Wellbrock, founder of Leading Women Entrepreneurs, “The women we recognize are amazing role models for women in entrepreneurship and business everywhere. Their tremendous accomplishments are representative of the increasing impact women are making in the world of business. Every year, we continue to be blown away by how many successful women are nominated for the Top 25.”The success of these extremely successful business women will be recognized on November 16th, as part of the Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Initiative, an honor open women who have, through their hard work and resulting success, helped make significant strides in advancing our economy. Leading Women Entrepreneurs continues to recognize the hard work of top female entrepreneurs year after year with a mission to create a sustainable, ongoing environment that brings leaders together and showcases their attributes and contributions.

Alesha Brady

Three Summers Creative

Jennifer M. Bredehoft

Lead New Jersey

Toni Brown & Tina Wynn

The Brown Wynn Agency

Christine Cartwright

Provident Bank

Heather Choi

Show Me your Heart

Lori Clement

Charter School Business Management / FOREsight Financial Services

Laura DePrado

Final Touch Plantscaping, LLC

Linda Doherty

NJ Food Council

Angela Harrington

Berkeley College

Alyson Johnson

Gilly Group

Linda Lovero

Waterhouse-WSI Web Systems

Stephanie Macias-Arlington

The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute at Seton Hall

Mallika Malhotra

MikiFoto + Co

Nikki Mamuric

Sprout Innovation Co

Alison McKillop

Smolin Lupin

Lara Nikola

Smart Sips Coffee

Andrea Pass

Andrea Pass Public Relations

Rhonda Schaffler


Brooke B Sellas

B Squared Media

Mona Terrell

Mona Terrell & Associates

Randi Ungar

NJ Advance Media

May Van Norman

State Theatre New Jersey

Willie Mae Veasy

Covenant Business Concepts

Denise Wilkerson

Roberts Scott PR

Monica Yunus & Camille Zamora

Sing for Hope

Susan P. Ascher

The Ascher Group, Inc.

Annette Catino


Eileen Flarity

Alliance Cost Containment

Diahann W. Lassus & Clare E. Wherley

Lassus Wherley

Marguerite McHale

Consultant 2 Go LLC

Valerie Montecalvo

Bayshore Recycling

Madeleine D. Robinson

LPS Industries

Debra A. Taeschler

Grafica Inc.

Lisa B. Bair

Hobart Group Holdings

Colette Chapman

Chapman Concierge

Christiana Foglio

Community Investment Strategies

Cindy Malinchak

Environmentally Based Green Building LLC

Donna Miller

Above & Beyond, Inc.

Jennifer Nevins

DW Smith Associates, LLC

Erin Saxton

The Idea Network

Susan L. Treiser, M.D., PhD.

IVF New Jersey

Rachel Braun Scherl & Mary Wallace

Samprae Laboratories, Inc.

Baldeep Dua

Kirusa Inc.

Lisa Hirsh

Accurate Box Co.

Karen J. Martinez

Bravo! Group Services, LLC

Janice C. Molinari & Lisa Molinari

Brisun Productions, Inc.

Marjorie A. Perry

MZM Construction Co. Inc.

Dr. Linda E. Stone

Gentle Caring Dentistry

Linda C. Sharkus

AcquiSci Inc.

Karen Kessler

Evergreen Partners, Inc.

Annette Catino

QualCare Inc.

Tracey Early

Untrackt Early LLC

Elizabeth Mascali & Dawn Sandomeno

Elizabeth Mascali & Dawn Sandomeno

Valerie Montcalvo

Bayshore Recycling

Jani Hegarty

Health and Wellness Partners

Judith Schumacher

Tilton Automotive Group

Dr. Linda E. Stone

Gentle Healing Dentistry

Tracey Wolfman

We Care Adult Care, Inc.

Aldonna R. Ambler

AMBLER Growth Strategy Consultants, Inc.

Suzzane Cerra and Katherin Nukk-Freeman

Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.

Cindy Malinchak

Env Based Green Building LLC

Dr. Matossian

Matossian Eye Associates

Anne Evans Estabrook

Elberon Development Co.

Julie Kampf

JBK Associates International

Monica C. Smith

Marketsmith Inc.

Debra A. Taeschler


Dina Manzo (non-profit)

Project Lady Bug

Julie Auslander


Jacqueline Cleary

Atlas Data Systems

Karen J. Martinez

Bravo! Group Services, LLC

Susan McGlory Michel

Glen Eagle Advisors, LLC

Rita Gurevich

SPHERE Technology Solutions

Patricia Laus

Atlantic Club Inc.

Pamela Steeland- Lindahl

Homecare for Children

Desiree Watson

Wellness Interactive, Inc.

Lisa Ballerini

Montana Construction

Joan Cozzoli Rooney

Cozzoli Machine Company

Dr. Beverly Friedlander

Eileen Huntington

Huntington Learning Centers

Caryn Kopp

Kopp Consulting

Margaret Marcucci


Katherine O'Hara

The O'Hara Project

Tara Seager

Ally Solutions Group

Jude Connally Zimmerman

Jude Connally

Nancy Bray

Shelby Mechanical

Nathalie R. Doobin

HARVARD Services Group

Amy Gonzales

AK Environmental

Lynne Katzman

Juniper Communities

Thai Lee

SHI International Corp.

Elisabete Miranda

CQ Fluency

Melissa Oliver

Star Bright Services

Bari Weinberger

Weinberger Law Group

Barbara Schmidt-Kemp

Dress For Success/Morris County

Elizabeth Corrigan

The Complete Package

Christiana Foglio

Community Investment Strategies

Celine Greffard

OneCall Manage

Poonam Khubani

Telebrands International

Beatriz Manetta

Argent Associates

Christine Nichlos

People Science

Sharon Olzerowicz

Hired My Matrix

Avis Yates Rivers

Technology Concepts Group

Van Adams

VanAdams Sports Group

Cheryl Brunetti

RVM Enterprises

Judith Charny

Charny, Charny & Karpousis

Laurie Cummins

Groezinger Provisions

Tracy Doyle & Angela Fiordilino

Phoenix Marketing Solutions

Marilyn Grabowski

Atlantic Infra

Angela Margolit

Bluebird Auto Rental Systems

Karen Rossilli-Kiefer

PAR Flooring

Theodora Sergiou

Nicholas Pools

Wendy Bosalavage

American Leisure

Rebecca Cenni

Atrium Staffing

Barbara Chirico

Gem Limousine

Stacie Curtis

CW Solutions

Kiran Gill

Pars Environmental

Karen Qualter Carolonza & Deborah Nettune Sittig

Green Room PR

Cynthia Meyer

Ridgewood Moving Services

Marilyn Schlossbach

Kitchens Hospitality

Alfa Demmellash

Rising Tide Capital (Non-Profit Recipient)

Joyce Brocaglia

Alta Associates

Kim Cervino

Paradigm Science Inc

Chris Colabella

Construction Information Systems

Susan Devaney

Mavins Group

Mimi Feliciano

FEM Real Estate

Christy Lamagna

Strategic Meetings & Events

Hetal Parikh

Rangam Consultants

Andrea Schrager

Consumer Centers of New York and New Jersey

Shelly Aberson

ANW Branded Products

Abby Ayoub

Optical Academy

Donna Conroy

SciMar ONE & SciMar Technologies

Debbie Hart


Danielle Lindner

The London Day School

Jayne Millard

Turtle & Hughes, Inc.

Dina Opici

Opici Family Distributing

Mindy Rosner Zaziski

FYI Solutions

Marcela Zuchovicki

Jalima & Associates

Sheri Shafir

Novartis (Intrapreneur)

Lisa M. Walsh

Connell Foley (Intrapreneur)

Anita Allen

Allen Advisory Group

Cheryl Biron

One Horn Transportation

Linda Gardner

Brent Material Company

Krista Korinis & Marge McCabe

Global Installation Resources, LLC

Paula Lombard

WEXCO Industries

Jennifer Naughton

Radiant Resources, Inc

Sangita Patel

Global Organization of Self Healing LLC

Joy Taylor

TayganPoint Consulting Group

Sue Boyle

GEI Consultants, Inc. (Intrapreneur)

Judith Sheft

New Jersey Innovation Institute @ NJIT (Intrapreneur)

Michelle Gannon

Mary s Place by the Sea (Non-Profit)

Anne Marie Almasi

Almasi Companies

Cathy Coloff

IT Radix

Jessica Gonzales

InCharged, LLC

Nancy Lee

Catherine Luthin

Luthin Associates

Terrie OConnor

Terrie OConnor Realtors

Debra Pinto

Infinite Energy Corp and Definite Energy Group

Gail Whiting

Design Consultants

Dr. Propa Ghosh

Hunterdon Medical Center (Intrapreneur)

Tracy Straka

Creamer Environmental, Inc. (Intrapreneur)

Jill Chisholm

Genescreen Counseling, LLC

Kelley Evens

Aurora Kitchens & Interiors, LLC

Catherine Hyland

Hyland Group, Inc.

Sharon Mahn

Mahn Consulting, LLC

Micheline Nader

Jesra Impact LLC

Ranjini Poddar


Wendy Roberts

Five Elements Robotics

Lisa Sheppard

Pink Breast Center

Courtney Villani

Villani Bus Company

Tracy Fink

CohnReznick (Intrapreneur)

Susan Scherreik

Seton Hall University (Intrapreneur)

Patricia Claybrook

Jidan Cleaning

Dianne Grossman

The Carpet Girl. LLC

Dr. Julianne Kane

The Children’s Dental Center

Cheryl McCants

Impact Consulting Enterprises

Chaya Pamula

PamTen, Inc.

Carolyn Pugaczewski

M. Adams & Associates, Inc.

Maria Rollins


CJ Stafford

Stafford Communications Group Inc.

Laura Bianchini

Almasi Companies, LLC (Intrapreneur)

Rachana Kulkarni

Medicor Cardiology & RWJ University Hospital (Intrapreneur)

Barbara Kauffman

Newark Regional Business Partnership (Non-profit)

Lawra Dodge

Excel Environmental Resources, Inc.

Bridgette Hobart

Paradigm Technology Consulting, LLC

Theresa Lyons

Lyons & Associates, P.C.

Vonda McPherson

Vonda’s Kitchen

Mary Pisarkiewicz

PM+CO/ MARY’s secret ingredients

Regine Regg Flimlin

Juice Basin

Tricia Russell Vohden

Vericon Construction Company

Anne Thornton

MSI Plumbing & Remodeling

Karolina Dehnhard, Esq.

Budd Larner, P.C. (Intrapreneur)

Angela Moskow

Sanofi (Intrapreneur)

Diane Taylor

Pass it along (Non-profit)

Valerie Ablaza, MD

The Plastic Surgery Group

Karen Davis-Farage

RPM Raceway

Yanina Fleysher

Yanina & Company

Andrea Giordano

A Professional Edge/Dymic Digital

Nicole Lombardi

Mutt’s On Main

Dee C. Marshall

Raise The Bar, LLC

Michelle Pais

Signature Realty NJ

Shari Spiro

Ad Magic, Inc

Diane Turton

Diane Turton, Realtors

Lisa E. Chowansky

HC Constructors, Inc.

Rosanne DeTorres

DeTorres & DeGeorge Family Law

Elizabeth Gearhart

Gearhart Law

Vedrana Gjivoje, DVM

Bernardsville Animal Hospital, LLC

Gabriella Lombardi


Ann Mazza

Vito Mazza Salon & Spa / Hair and Scalp Wellness

Jaime Raskulinecz

Next Generation TS LLC

Ann Tardy

LifeMoxie Mentoring & Leadership

Julie Lineberger

Wheel Pad L3C (Socialpreneur)

Rachel Cyzner

Cyzner Properties

Jo-Anne Dressendofer

Slice Wireless Solutions

Cheryl Gentry

Glow Global Events

Christina Lombardi

Christina Lombardi

Ana Lucas

Starlite Electric

Donnica Moore, MD

Sapphire Women’s Health Group, LLC

Caroline Shelly

HF Planners, LLC

Terry Tateossian

Socialfix Media

Karen M. Barnes

Woodbridge Metro Chamber Of Commerce

Karen M. Barnes

Woodbridge Metro Chamber Of Commerce

Allison Colantuoni

Maser Consulting

Michellene Davis

RWJBarnabas Health

Sylvie Gadant

Citrin Cooperman

Regina Hartley


Michelle Lifschitz


Suzanne Midlige

Coughlin Duffy, LLP

Lizzy Straus


Ronnie Weyl

Rarity Valley Community College Foundation

Mary Ann Beltz

Valley National Bank

Linda Corso

Turner Construction Company

Helen Flores

Metro YMCA of the Oranges, West Essex YMCA Branch

Anna Marie Gewirtz

State Theatre New Jersey

Ana Kaplun

ExxonMobil Research and Engineering

Elena Polansky


Bernadette Sohler

Middlesex Water Company

Rose A. Suriano

Brach Eichler LLC

Alexis Breslin

Solidia Technologies

Chris Costello


Kim Fox

Johnson & Johnson

Sally Glick

Sobel & Co.

Lynn Killeen

HUB International

Michelle Schaap

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, PC

Angela Stelle

Dun & Bradstreet

Jessica Viotto

PNC Bank

Kari Abrahamson

McCarter & English

Linda Cutler

Empire Valuation Consultants

Rachel Durkan

Paradigm Marketing and Design

Meg Fry


Marcia Jeffers

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

Victoria Llerena

Social Vibes Media

Noreen McNicholas

Affinity Health Plan

Sheila Robinson-Kiss

SRK- Rejuvenation and Restoration for Women

Nancy Witt

Sweetwater Construction Corp.

Kim Alvarez

NJ Advance Media

Kim De Rienzo

Tailored Image

Veronica Fielding-Digital

Brand Expressions

Tara Gilvar

Believe Inspire Grow - B.I.G.

Carrie Kane


Kitta MacPherson


Katherine O’Hara

The O’Hara Project

Marlene Waldock

1st Impression Communications LLC.

Elizabeth Barry

Elizabeth Barry Consulting

Jill Draper

Marketsmith, Inc.

Susan Frech

Social Media Link

Pam Golden

GLA Communications

Jessica Levin

Seven Degrees Communications, LLC

Joan McGeough

The DAK Group

Jeanne Rice

Rice + Associates PR, Inc.

Sharon Waters

Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship, Montclair State

Dee Abedraboh

Investors Bank

Lola Barbarash

Charter School Business Management

Lynn Boccio

Avis Budget Group

Danielle Bottari Cohen

Merchant Advocate

Susan Connolly

Foley, Inc

Laura Cummings

Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities

Jane Curry

Princeton University

Donna Custard

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation (non-profit)

Sandra Fava

Fox Rothschild LLP

Shalini Harve

Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company

Samantha Hernandez

RWJ Barnabas Health

Saira Jan

Rutgers state university / Horizon Blue Cross

Beverly Jennings

Johnson & Johnson

Mita Mallick


Linda Martin

CareOne Management, LLC

Diane McNulty


Nadia Nedelcheva

Provident Bank

Clelia Pergola

Goldberg Law Group

Carlee Potochar

Mid-Atlantic Mechanical

Robin Rotenberg


Michele Siekerka


Lise Stewart


Gale Tenen Spak

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dorinda Walker

Prudential Financial, Inc.

Mary Jo White

Morgan Stanley

Allison Wright

Verizon & E-School for Girls, Inc.

Cristina Amyot


Ayah Bdeir


Michaela Birdyshaw & Erin Heindrichs

Fimbel Architectural Door Specialties

Denise Bonnaig

Bonnaig & Associates, LLC

Holly Boylan Flego

Shore Point Distributing Co., Inc.

Stephanie Burroughs

StephanieSpeaking LLC

Karen Cahn


Michelle Cully

Xpressman Trucking & Courier, Inc

Kimberly Diamond

Boaz Energy Group, LLC

Shelly Hewson

Hewson Landscape Inc.

Charlotte Lacroix

Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc.

Robin Marino

Couture ink

Manuela Morais

Law Offices of Manuela Morais

Janet Neigel

The Neigel Center for Cosmetic and Laser Surgery

Pamela Pecs Cytron

Pendo Systems

Jillian Russo

Concrete Scanning and Imaging, Inc.

Hallie Satz

High Road Press

Carol Stillwell


Lisa Troyano

Annikey LLC DBA myHomeboken

Shari Verrone

Stackable Sensations

Sharlene Vichness

Language Directions, LLC

Liz Whitaker

T. Whitaker Painting, Inc.

Allison Williams

Williams Law Group, LLC

Debbie Wolpov

DSW Processing Solutions

Peg Wright

The Center for Great Expectations

Our Sponsors

I just wanted to reach out to Thank you for all of your advice from the Money Power and Media event last May. I have been really proactive with all of your steps and I am starting to see a big difference. Getting involved with the LWE has really helped to get me out from behind the scenes, improve my self-confidence and get myself and company out in the media. I am now on the Board of Directors for the PWC NJ, was recently asked to be on my first panel (see below) and today Vericon was listed in the NJBIZ Top 250 Privately Held Companies in NJ. We are #142 !!! And of course the biggest accomplishment of the year, being a Top 150 2016 finalist for LWE. 2016 has been a huge year for me !

Tricia Russel Vohden

New York