ROI Influencers: Women in Business 2021 — Organizations and Associations

The 2021 ROI Influencers: Women in Business list includes eight sector categories. They are another way we can honor the best women in the New Jersey business world.

Tammy Murphy (No. 2) and Marie Blistan (No. 6) appeared in the Top 10.

Alfa Demmellash, Barbara Kauffman, Christina Renna, Michele Siekerka and Patricia Teffenhart appeared in the Top 50 (A-HHHI-PQ-Z).

Sue Altman
State director
New Jersey Working Families
Strong advocate has great friend in Gov. Phil Murphy — and surely great plans for stimulus money coming to the state.

Cathleen Bennett
New Jersey Hospital Association
Hospitals continue to be at the center of COVID-19 care. Bennett and the NJHA are helping them navigate this once-in-a-century pandemic.

Linda Czipo
Center for Non-Profits
Never has there been a time of more need for nonprofits — but less funding for them. Czipo is helps groups navigate the waters.

Linda Doherty
N.J. Food Council
Her work, which only increased during the pandemic, will continue to grow when the bag ban — which her group favored — goes into effect.

Regina Egea
Garden State Initiative
Few are willing to call out the governor and warn of the perils of deficit spending. Egea eagerly accepts the role — and argues with facts.

Kim Guadagno
Former lieutenant governor continues her efforts in public service — and never-ending hours — as she works to help those who are hungry.

Shané Harris
Vice president of inclusive solutions, head of social responsibility and partnerships, and president of the Prudential Foundation
Prudential Financial
She’s active in the community, sitting on boards — and overseeing the distribution of over $62 million in grants and charitable contributions.

Debbie Hart
A power in the life sciences field, Hart continues to lead the sector in the state.

Meghan Hunscher
Morris County Chamber of Commerce
Her position on lists such as this is long overdue. She deftly oversees one of the state’s best regional chambers.

Lisa Kaplowitz.

Lisa Kaplowitz
Co-founder and executive director, Center for Women in Business
Rutgers Business School
Brings two decades of experience as an investment banker and chief financial officer to center, whose mission is to remove barriers, build community and empower women.

Laura Overdeck
Bedtime Math
She’s one of the top philanthropists in the state — while her program gives the gift of knowledge and inspiration to young STEM minds.

Lata Reddy
Prudential Foundation
Oversees Prudential’s $40 million in annual grants, in addition to its $1 billion impact investing portfolio. She helps position the company to promote inclusive economic opportunity.

Gillian Sarjeant-Allen
Executive director
Rising Tide Capital
An RTC Community Business Academy graduate, Sarjeant-Allen is spearheading the development and growth of RTC’s pioneering entrepreneurship program model.

Faith Taylor
Former top exec at Wyndham Worldwide is now at Montclair State, where she teaches corporate social responsibility, sustainability and marketing.

Linda Wellbrock
Leading Women Entrepreneurs
No one in the state has honored more women for their efforts. It’s more than time for someone to honor her for her efforts.

  • For the Top 10, click here.

  • For the rest of the Top 50 (alphabetically), click here (A-HH), here (HI-P) and here (Q-Z). 

  • And click here for 10 legendary business figures.

  • For the other sectors and all of the ROI Influencers: Women in Business, click here.