Women of Excellence: Miriam Dushane and Denise Gonick

Every week leading up to our Women of Excellence luncheon on May 28, we’ll be featuring one or two of our Women of Excellence winners. (You can read the full interviews with each of the winners here.)

Congratulations to our winners! And don’t forget to register for the luncheon!

Miriam Dushane. (Colleen Ingerto photo)

Miriam Dushane, Linium Staffing
excellence in management (1-99)

“I get the opportunity to learn about other companies and other businesses in the Capital Region. I have uncovered and become associated with organizations I never in my wildest dreams even knew existed. I’ve met so many fascinating and interesting people.”


Denise Gonick. (Colleen Ingerto photo)

 Denise Gonick, MVP Health Care
excellence in management (100+)

“You have to stay curious. There’s always more to learn. Be true to your own self and the unique talents that you bring. Sometimes we have ideas about what success is supposed to look like and that can trip us up. And be willing to take some risks. I think you learn a lot by the things that don’t go your way.”

 

Women in Business Wednesdays: April 29, 2015

Did you know that Ann B. Davis (1926-2014), “Alice” from the Brady Bunch, was born in Schenectady, NY?  “Alice” was the Brady’s – and America’s – housekeeper, a position that, still today, ranks in the top 25 positions held by women employed full-time.  In that role, women make 99% of the compensation men in those same positions make.  Women make 100% of the salary of men as preschool or kindergarten teachers – because the US Department of Labor reports no men serving in that profession.  Read sobering statistics about the disparity in compensation for men and for women for 25 different jobs.   The most common profession for women is “secretaries and administrative assistants,” and yet women in those roles earn, on average, only 84.5% of a what men in that position earn.  Read more here, but let’s see what we can do to help each other out!

Women of Excellence: Laura Petrovic

Every week leading up to our Women of Excellence luncheon on May 28, we’ll be featuring one or two of our Women of Excellence winners. (You can read the full interviews with each of the winners here.)

Congratulations to our winners! And don’t forget to register for the luncheon!


Laura Petrovic. (Colleen Ingerto photo)

Laura Petrovic, Hilton Garden Inn, Troy
excellence in sales and marketing

“I am in awe that I’ve been chosen because I have been going to this lunch for a very long time and every time I leave I’m like, What am I doing with my life? These women are amazing. So it means that obviously I’m doing what I should be in terms of my job.”

Women of Excellence: Kelsey Carr and Andrea Crisafulli Russo

Every week leading up to our Women of Excellence luncheon on May 28, we’ll be featuring one or two of our Women of Excellence winners. (You can read the full interviews with each of the winners here.)

Congratulations to our winners! And don’t forget to register for the luncheon!

Kelsey Carr, the Chazen Companies — emerging professional

Kelsey Carr. (Colleen Ingerto photo)

“I love what I do and where I work, so this award is definitely validation that I’m on the right track in my career. And just receiving an award that has such a long history and to be included in a group of remarkable women is just an honor. It’s not only recognition for myself but also other females who choose to pursue engineering despite the challenges that it can present.”


Andrea Crisafulli Russo. (Colleen Ingerto photo)

Andrea Crisafulli Russo, Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating, Inc. — excellence in business

“It’s amazing to be listed among the other incredibly accomplished women. They’ve inspired me for years both personally and professionally. It’s my favorite event for the year and I just love listening to the honorees. They inspire me and they always have. And I feel like I’m being recognized for doing what I love, which is an incredible feeling.”

Women in Business Wednesdays: April 15, 2015

Women in Business Wednesdays: Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Colombia.  The three countries in the world where the boss is more likely to be a woman.  Of the 106 countries in a new study from the International Labor Organization, the United States ranked 15th, with 43% of all managers being female.  Read more at http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/13/the-three-countries-where-your-boss-is-more-likely-to-be-a-woman/. This information was brought to you by the Women’s Business Council.

Women in Business Wednesdays: April 1, 2015

Women in Business Wednesdays: While research shows that it is more probable for women to see a doctor for well visits or when they are sick than it is for men to visit their physician, have you ever wondered which gender is better at keeping themselves financially fit? Both men and women can learn tips and tricks on how to maintain a healthy relationship with their money at the Women’s Business Council April program, Behavioral Finance: Your Relationship with Money. Register today at http://acchamber.org/events/behavioral-finance-your-relationship-with-money/