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Michele SiekerkaLeading Women Entrepreneurs has announced the selection of their 2018 Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs, Brand Builders, who will be honored in separate ceremonies this fall. NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka was selected in the “Intrapreneur” category.

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. Their tremendous accomplishments are representative of the increasing impact women are making in the world of business.

“Transforming Tomorrow Together” is the theme for the Leading Women Recognition Events.

The success of these remarkable business women will be recognized at three separate events in the fall:

Sept. 21 -Top 25 Brand Builder ceremony Oct. 15 -Top 25 Intrapreneur ceremony Nov. 12 -Top 25 Entrepreneur ceremony – including the Womens Day Socialpreneur (to be announced in June)

These recognition events are a part of the LWE Initiative, an honor open to women who have, through their hard work and resulting success, helped make significant strides in advancing the economy.


  1. Mona Terrell – Mona Terrell & Associates
  2. Linda Lovero-Waterhouse – WSI Web Systems
  3. Mallika Malhorta –MikiFoto + Co
  4. Randi Ungar –NJ Advance Media
  5. Lori Clement –Charter School Business Management
  6. Christine Cartwright –Provident Bank
  7. Toni Brown & Tina Wynn –The Brown Wynn Agency
  8. Jennifer M. Bredehoft –Lead New Jersey
  9. Lara Nikola –Smart Sips Coffee
  10. Laura DePrado –Final Touch Plantscaping, LLC
  11. Nikki Mamuric – Sprout Innovation Co.
  12. May Van Norman –State Theatre New Jersey
  13. Denise Wilkerson –Roberts Scott PR
  14. Brooke B Sellas –B Squared
  15. Alesha Brady –Three Summers Creative
  16. Rhonda Schaffler –NJTV
  17. Andrea Pass –Marketing Maven
  18. Willie Mae Veasy –Covenant Business Concepts
  19. Alison McKillop –Smolin Lupin
  20. Alyson Johnson –Gilly Group
  21. Stephanie Macias-Arlington –The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute at Seton Hall
  22. Heather Choi –Show Me your Heart (non-profit)
  23. Angela Harrington –Berkley College
  24. Monica Yunus & Camille Zemora –Sing for Hope
  25. Linda Dougerty –NJ Food Council



  1. Michele Siekerka –NJBIA
  2. Allison Wright – Verizon & E-School for Girls, Inc.
  3. Nadia Nedelcheva –Provident Bank
  4. Diane McNulty –WithumSmith+Brown
  5. Clelia Pergola –Goldberg Law Group
  6. Dorinda Walker –Prudential Financial, Inc.
  7. Linda Martin –CareOne Management, LLC
  8. Robin Rotenberg –BASF
  9. Laura Cummings –Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities
  10. Donna Custard –New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation (non-profit)
  11. Mita Mallick –Unilever
  12. Samantha Hernandez –RWJ Barnabas Health
  13. Sandra Fava –Fox Rothschild, LLP
  14. Beverly Jennings –Johnson & Johnson
  15. Lynn Boccio –Avis Budget Group
  16. Gale Tenen Spak –New Jersey Institute of Technology
  17. Susan Connolly –Foley, Inc
  18. Carlee Potochar –Mid-Atlantic Mechanical
  19. Jane Curry –Princeton University
  20. Lise Stewart –EisnerAmper
  21. Danielle Bottari Cohen –Merchant Advocate
  22. Lola Barbarash –Charter School Business Management
  23. Shalini Harve –Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company
  24. Mary Jo White –Morgan Stanley
  25. Saira Jan –Rutgers State University / Horizon Blue Cross
  26. Dee Abedraboh –Investors Bank



  1. Pamela Pecs Cytron –Pendo Systems
  2. Stephanie Burroughs –Stephanie Speaking LLC
  3. Cristina Amyot –Enform HR
  4. Sharlene Vichness – Language Directions, LLC
  5. Carol Stillwell –Stillwell-Hansen
  6. Shari Verrone –Stackable Sensations
  7. Michelle Cully –Xpressman Trucking & Courier, Inc
  8. Debbie Wolpov –DSW Processing Solutions
  9. Denise Bonnaig –Bonnaig & Associates, LLC
  10. Michaela Birdyshaw & Erin Heindrichs
    –Fimbel Architectural Door Specialties
  11. Charlotte Lacroix –Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc.
  12. Karen Cahn – iFundWomen
  13. Lisa Troyano –Annikey LLC DBA myHomeboken
  14. Robin Marino –Couture ink
  15. Shelly Hewson –Hewson Landscape, Inc.
  16. Liz Whitaker –T. Whitaker Painting, Inc.
  17. Peg Wright –The Center for Great Expectations
  18. Ayah Bdeir –LittleBits
  19. Holly Boylan Flego –Shore Point Distributing Co., Inc.
  20. Manuela Morais –Law Offices of Manuela Morais
  21. Kimberly Diamond –Boaz Energy Group, LLC
  22. Jillian Russo –Concrete Scanning and Imaging, Inc.
  23. Allison Williams –Williams Law Group, LLC
  24. Hallie Satz –High Road Press

25. Janet Niegel –Nie