About Us

Business Women's Forum

A Professional and Personal Development Conference By Women, For Women

Annually, hundreds of professional women participate in the largest, longest running full-day conference for women in Connecticut. Every aspect of the day, from the keynote speakers to the conference giveaways, is vetted by the Forum’s Board of Directors: a dedicated group of businesswomen that represent a variety of industries.
When you join us, you’ll enjoy professional sessions from dynamic speakers and trainers, fun and easy ways to engage with fellow attendees, and the opportunity to win fabulous giveaways. Hear about the amazing young women receiving this year’s Business Women’s Forum Jaci Carroll Scholarships, and discover how the BWF is supporting our future business leaders.
Our attendees are what make the Business Women’s Forum amazing. We encourage you to explore the options, engage with our social media platforms, and to join us in March. Become a part of this community and discover what happens when a group of women come together to inspire, support and connect with each other.


OCTOBER 2021Aqua Turf 556 Mulberry Street Plantsville, CT 06479

Business Women’s Forum Leadership

Lynn Ward

Lynn Ward

President and CEO - Waterbury Regional Chamber

Board of Directors*

*To learn more about participating on Business Women’s Forum Board Directors, please contact tmacary@waterburychamber.com. Minimum sponsorship donation of $500 is required. Meetings are held virtually.

Ms. Christina Billings
Post University
Ms. Katy Carillo
Four Q Systems
Ms. Nina Cote
Corporate Display Specialties, Inc.
Ms. Carolyn DaSilva
Saint Mary’s Hospital
Ms. Kim Demsey
Demsey Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Ms. Lisa Didsbury
Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, Inc.
Ms. Lori DosSantos
Green Wealth Management
Ms. Donna Ewers
DoubleTree by Hilton
Ms. Kimberly Fitzgerald
Montagno Insurance Agency, Inc.
Ms. Alexis Frederick
Barker Specialty Company
Ms. Bernadette Graziosa
Grotto Restaurant & Mrs. G
Ms. Donna M Johnson
Diagnostic Radiology Associates
Ms. Kacie Kurdy
Naugatuck Valley Radiology
Ms. Kimberly Lebron
Thomaston Savings Bank
Jennifer Leimbach
Ms. Janis Malec Esq.
Goff Law Group
Ms. Nora Mason
Nora J. Mason LLC
Ms. Terri Masters
Children’s Village, Inc.
Ms. Janie McDermott Esq.
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP
Ms. Sue Mellitt
Drew Marine

Ms. Heather Musante Mitchell
Ms. Sara Nasshan
Ms. Virginia O’Rourke Cookson
O’Rourke & Birch Florist, Inc.
Ms. Donna Palomba
Jane Doe No More, Inc.
Ms. Erica Peryga
Post University
Ms. Patricia Phalon
Webster Bank
Ms. Carrie Raybeck
Ms. Dorinda Richetelli Eldridge
Spectrum Associates Market Research, Inc.
Ms. Patricia Rodgers
FD Community Federal Credit Union
Ms. Mary M Rosengrant-Chiappalone
Biondi & Rosengrant, LLC
Ms. Sorrina Salvatore
Ion Bank
Ms. Loraine Shea
Ms. Susan Sprano
Ms. Nova Taylor
Wells Fargo
Ms. Trish Torello
Ms. Lori Turmel
Employers Reference Source, Inc.
Ms. Lynn G Ward
Waterbury Regional Chamber
Ms. Lauresha Xhihani
Waterbury Hospital