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 February. 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

Susan Sprano

Susan Sprano

Waterbury Republican-American, Chairwoman

Board of Directors*

*To learn more about participating on Business Women’s Forum Board Directors, please contact tmacary@waterburychamber.com. Minimum sponsorship donation of $750 is required. Meetings are held virtually.

Ms. Nina Cote
Corporate Display Specialties, Inc.
Ms. Carolyn DaSilva
Saint Mary’s Hospital
Ms. Kim Demsey
Demsey Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Ms. Marya DiPerna
Post University
Ms. Lori DosSantos
Green Wealth Management
Ms. Camille Dumont
Post University
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. Lori Kesckes
Employers Reference Source, Inc.
Ms. Kacie Kurdy
Naugatuck Valley Radiology
Ms. Kimberly Lebron
Thomaston Savings Bank
Ms. Ann Marino
FD Community FCU
Ms. Nora J Mason
Holy Cross High School

Ms. Janie McDermott Esq.
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP
Ms. Sue Mellitt
Drew Marine
Ms. Heather Musante Mitchell
Ms. Virginia O’Rourke Cookson
O’Rourke & Birch Florist, Inc.
Ms. Carrie Raybeck
Eversource Energy
Ms. Mary M Rosengrant-Chiappalone
Biondi & Rosengrant, LLC
Ms. Sorrina Salvatore
Ion Bank
Ms. Susan Sprano
Ms. Elizabeth Szymanoski
Ms. Nova Taylor
Wells Fargo
Ms. Trish Torello
WATR Radio, 1320 AM, 97.7 FM
Ms. Stephanie Vollaro
The Ivy at Watertown
Ms. Lauresha Xhihani
Waterbury Hospital