From September 30 to October 5, 2018, 54 women business owners gathered in Palisades, NY to participate in a 6-day intensive business course led by the top professors from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program, brought to you by IBM, is an executive education program focused on WBE skill development to increase business capacity, operations, and leadership.
Throughout the week, participants examined their businesses as case studies and learned how to apply core business concepts through real-world applications. The program challenged participants to look at overall business strategy through the lens of finance, marketing. operations, management and leadership. Participants were engaged in lectures, discussions, and simulations designed to challenge them wherever they were in the business lifecycle.
WBEs were selected from a pool of applicants based on their industry, firm size, and how they are poised for growth.
Meet the graduates of the 2018 Tuck-WBENC Executive Program:
Michele Adams, Levy Marketing + Awards
Joni Anderson, Anderson Burton
Susan Boaz, Galway Company
Dominique Cagle, Nika Corporate Housing, LLC
Donna Chappel, Advanced Integration Group, Inc.
Margaret Cook, Painters USA Inc
Marie D'Andrea, Spectrix Analytical Services, LLC
Clara D'Silva, Korecomptenz
Pamela Feld, Triumph
Candace Fitzpatrick, CoreClarity, Inc.
Joan Francy, AdMed, Inc.
Lisa Frederick, Unity Printing Co., Inc.
Rebecca Fyffe, Landmark Pest Management
Melinda Grady, Carriage Paper Products
Erika Hodess, Protocol Management Services Inc.
Sally Hughes, Caster Connection, Inc.
Melissa Huizinga, Arborworks
Marina Ilari, Terra Translations
Leronda Jackson, LFL Insurance Agency LLC
Dawn Jackson, Nudawn Marketing Group, Inc.
Ann Johnson, Waste Tech Services, Inc.
Elizabeth Jutte-Kill, Auld Technologies LLC
Hayat Kelil-Brown, Hayat Brown LLC
Carol Kirkland, AVE Solutions
Kimberly Koch, Tripwireless, Inc.
Kelly Kolar. Kolar Design, Inc.
Veronica Lewis, USDTL
Laura Londin, The Booth Photo & Video
Tina Madden Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc.
Helen Madden-Weiss, NPW Contracting, Inc.
Martha Maier, Vista Analytical Laboratory
Diana Maples, Intercross
Marie McGrath, Demand Lighting USA
Brenda McKenna, BCM Media
Lisa Moss, MSH Construction Co., Inc.
Deborah Muller, HR Acuity
Caron Ng, Loyal International Inc.
Lynn Nye, Medical Minds, Inc
Neelima Parasker, SnapIT Solutions, LLC
Le Phan, Strategic Benefit Solutions
Subha Rajana, Biarca, Inc
Jennifer Randall, MAESTRO
Courtney Richard, Anchor36 Logistics, LLC
Maria Rios, Nation Waste Inc
Rochelle Rivas, DARTON Group Consulting
Susan Ruhl, ICC, Inc.
Mariyah Saifuddin, Innovative Solution Partners, Inc.
Sheri Spencer-Bachman, Spencer Pest Services Joanna Terry, Souperb, LLC
Denise Tijerina, TQ Customs Brokerage
Brook Todare, Global Diversity Logistics (GDL)
Kelly Wogoman, Select Industries Corp.
Donna Zariczny, Inscale Architects
Mary Zimmer, Floor & Wall Inc.