Women in Business 2013

From a Web site wizard to a produce purveyor, meet 10 local women who found career success by following their passions



If only you could bottle happiness. If only success were as simple as following a step-by-step plan. If only you could see into the future and know if you’re doing the right thing. But you can’t. Besides, what’s the fun in that? As the stories of these 10 local businesswomen illustrate, the only way to truly achieve that elusive combo of happiness and success is hard work and perseverance. All of these ladies either met extreme challenges or created their own, rose to the occasion or created the occasion. Some had business plans. Others just improvised. But each one has done her share to make the region a more economically vibrant place.

stacie laskin

Stacie Laskin, Global Recycling Incorporated, Newburgh

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Stacie Laskin
By Dale McKnight
ellie nieves

Ellie Nieves, Guardian Life Insurance, Hopewell Junction

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Ellie Nieves
By Dale McKnight
march gallagher

March Gallagher, Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, Newburgh

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: March Gallagher
By Mary Forsell
stephanie wyant

Stephanie Wyant, Dash Ink Marketing, Red Hook

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Stephanie Wyant
By Mary Forsell
donna williams

Donna Williams, Field Goods, Athens

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Donna Williams
By Mary Forsell
andrea giraldo

Andrea Giraldo, A&G Trading Corp, Pearl River

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Andrea Giraldo
By Mary Forsell
kimberley williams

Kimberley Williams, Williams Lumber, Rhinebeck

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Kimberley Williams
By Dale KcKnight
lisa marie cathie

Lisa Marie Cathie, Ulster Savings Bank, Highland

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Lisa Marie Cathie
By Dale McKnight
connie snyder

Connie Snyder, CRSR Design Inc., Kingston

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Connie Snyder
By Dale McKnight
faith ann takes

Faith Ann Takes, Empire Education Corporation, Guilderland

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Faith Ann Takes
By Mary Forsell 
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Women in Business: Statistics and Facts

Did you know that women comprise 46.8 percent of the U.S. labor force? Find more stats here
women's enterprise development center

Women's Enterprise Development Center Opens at Marist College’s Hancock Center

The WEDC’s new satellite in Poughkeepsie offers a 60+ Hour Business Training Program and more
By Brittany Oxley

 

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