Delaware Today's 2019 Women in Business

These 34 entrepreneurs, activists and leaders are inspiring change and redefining success in Delaware's communities.


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From entrepreneurship to environmental activism, the power women of 2019 reveal their proudest accomplishments, as well as what inspires and drives them in their careers. Meet the 34 leading ladies inspiring change and redefining success in communities across the state.

We invite you to network, share and connect at our Upstate and Downstate Women in Business Luncheons, happening Dec. 4 at Lighthouse Cove Event Center, and Dec. 12 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Click here for tickets and more information.


Judy Aliquo

Judy Aliquo

President and CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation • Women in Business Luncheon Keynote Speaker (Downstate)

Amy Blanton

Amy Blanton

Senior Director of Environmental, Health and Safety, Veolia North America

Chantel Bratcher-Coleman

Chantel Bratcher-Coleman

CEO, Shaping Minds Therapeutic Services

Amanda Bullough

Amanda Bullough

Associate Professor of Management, University of Delaware Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics

Carol Cadou

Carol Cadou

Charles F. Montgomery Director and CEO, Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Cindy Collins

Cindy Collins

Owner/President/CEO, Euphoric Herbals

Pamela Cornforth

Pamela Cornforth

President and CEO, Ronald McDonald House of Delaware

Cheryl Ecton

Cheryl Ecton

CEO, Elite Building Services • Women in Business Luncheon Keynote Speaker (Upstate)

Lori Ewald

Lori Ewald

Marketing Manager, High 5 Hospitality

Kimberly Grimes

Kimberly Grimes

Co-Owner, Made by Hand International

LaVerne Harmon

LaVerne Harmon

President, Wilmington University

Pauline Higgins

Pauline Higgins

President and Founder, Strategic Initiatives Consulting Group LLC

Sara Crawford Jones

Sara Crawford Jones

Program Director, Women’s Business Center at True Access Capital

Jenni Fleck Jones

Jenni Fleck Jones

Director of Marketing, Belfint, Lyons & Shuman

Melissa McDermott Joseph

Melissa McDermott Joseph

President, Delmarva Temporary Staffing, Inc.

Carin Langen

Carin Langen

Owner, Right Balance Pilates

Katie Loizeaux

Katie Loizeaux

Franchise Owner, Viamark Advertising

Katie Madden

Katie Madden

Founder of BalancedBreastfeeding.com, Director of Lactation Department and Lactation Consultant at The Birth Center

Kathy McGuiness

Kathy McGuiness

State Auditor, State Auditor Office

Leslie McNamara

Leslie McNamara

Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Workforce Development, Citi Retail Services

Dina Melchiorre

Dina Melchiorre

Executive Director, Delaware Futures

Charlotte Miller-Lacy

Charlotte Miller-Lacy

Founder/Executive Director, I Am My Sister’s Keeper

Julie Morgan

Julie Morgan

CPA/Director, Whisman Giordano & Associates

Lois Lipton Parker

Lois Lipton Parker

CEO, Luray Productions

Melody Phillips

Melody Phillips

Director of Operations, Teen Warehouse

Marcella Saborio

Marcella Saborio

President, Qua Marketing

Penny Short

Penny Short

President, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital

Wendy Smith

Wendy Smith

Professor of Management, University of Delaware

Karen Howard Sposato

Karen Howard Sposato

Co-Owner and President of Marketing and Sales, Sposato Family Vineyard

Susan Townley-Wood

Susan Townley Wood

Owner, The Cultured Pearl Restaurant

Sandra Lee Bihary Waltz

Sandra Lee Bihary Waltz

Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, PRA Health Sciences

Lee Ann Wilkinson

Lee Ann Wilkinson

Realtor and CEO, Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams

CEO and Founder, Noble Territory and Cannadigm Ventures

Sharon B. Young, RN, CNRI

Sharon B. Young, RN, CNRI

CEO and Director, Gracious Heart Nursing Services LLC