This year’s NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business honorees were drawn from hundreds of nominations – a testament to the myriad accomplishments of the 2023 class.
Launched in 2007, this program recognizes 50 women who have made a significant impact on New Jersey business and the community at large.
After an open nomination process, a panel of independent judges selected this year’s honorees using a points system to evaluate submissions.
NJBIZ is also pleased to announce the Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Carol Stillwell, president and CEO of Stillwell-Hansen Inc., an Edison-based provider of data center solutions, HVAC, fire protection systems and health and safety services. Stillwell joined the company in 1969 as a secretary and was promoted to her current role in 1996. Click here to read more about the company’s legacy, with which Stillwell is entrusted.
The community is invited to celebrate these women in person Oct. 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave. Tickets for the event will be available beginning Sept. 14 on the event page. An early-bird rate will be available through Oct. 1.
The celebration, brought to you by Provident Bank, will feature a cocktail reception followed by the award presentation.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact NJBIZ Associate Publisher and General Manager AnnMarie Karczmit at [email protected].
Congratulations to this year’s honorees!
Lifetime Achievement Honoree
Carol Stillwell, president and CEO
Best 50 Women in Business Honorees
Dr. Mary Abed, chief of cardiology, Jersey City Medical Center; cardiologist, RWJBH Medical Group
Jenny Augustine, senior vice president, talent resources director
Susan Aveta, vice president, Phlebotomy
Ana Bastiani-Posner, executive vice president and chief financial officer
Kyowa Kirin Inc.
Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak, health care law member
Brach Eichler LLC
Gale Bott, secretary, treasurer and owner
Geeta Brana, financial advisor and owner
Geeta Brana Wealth
Catherine Brennan, senior vice president for finance and chief financial officer
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Jacqueline Breslauer, chief audit executive
Valley National Bank
Carolyn Brown-Dancy, executive director, Health & Safety-Sustainability
Atlantic Health System
Stacy Burch, vice president, North America Marketing
Becky Button, co-managing director and principal
Cathleen Callahan, Northeast business banking executive
Bank of America
Sarah Cirelli, chief marketing officer
Laura Coccaro, chief people officer
Andrea Davis, owner
Davis Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab
Judith Deer, president and founder
All Pro QDRO LLC
Lawra Dodge, president
Excel Environmental Resources Inc.
Rachel Durkan, president
Paradigm Marketing and Design
Angela Fields, executive director
Family Promise of Hunterdon County
Paulette Frank, chief sustainability officer
Johnson & Johnson
Michelle Greenberg, partner and general counsel
Kim Hanemann, president and chief operating officer
Peggy Hansen, general manager, Contract Development & Manufacturing; senior vice president, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs
Christine Hodge, CEO
Clearview Washing LLC
Victoria Hosendorf, executive vice president
The Enterprise Center of New Jersey
Minal Jain, founder and president
Pink Sky Investments
Ashley Koning, assistant research professor and director
Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling
Phyllis Lacca, president
Lei Lei, dean
Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University
Deb Lienhardt, executive vice president, chief business development officer
Lindsay Listanski, national vice president, Field Marketing
Coldwell Banker Realty
April Mason, president
Lauren Masterson, vice president of product management
Gina Marie Mattei, president
Karyn Miller, market manager and managing director
Michele Morrison, president, chief hospital executive
Hackensack Meridian Southern Ocean Medical Center
Melissa Mullin Sadowski, senior director of creative
Eve Pappas, vice president, Business Development and Growth
Hoffman’s Exterminating Co. Inc.
Tejal Patel, associate, client manager
Jocelyn Petersen, chief financial officer
Danielle Pieloch, executive director, Patient Access
Atlantic Health System
Ruth Rauls, partner and litigation department vice chair
Saul Ewing LLP
Tami Rojas, director of procurement and treasury
Sharp Electronics Corp.
Aida Sanchez, assistant vice president, Safety, Security and Cannabis Compliance
Porzio Compliance Services
Tammy Stouchko, principal
Ann Marie Sullivan, founder and CEO
Emma Taylor, chef and owner
Milk Sugar Love Creamery and Bakeshop
Debra Wentz, president and CEO/executive director
New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies/New Jersey Mental Health Institute
Beverly Williams, chief human resources officer and chief diversity officer
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