ROI Influencers: Women in Business 2021 — The Top 50 (11-40, Q-Z)

Suuchi Ramesh
Founder and CEO
Suuchi Inc.
She’s a nationally recognized leader in software and manufacturing — someone who pivoted her services across the country to help with the pandemic. More than that, she is the new-age entrepreneur the state longs for.

Christina Renna
Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey
Remains a powerful advocate in Trenton for the business community while heading the powerful chamber that has great influence and impact (and a huge membership) throughout South Jersey.

Lori Roth
Co-managing partner
Prager Metis
She provides leadership and strategic planning to more than 100 partners and principals and 600 team members, while overseeing day-to-day operations of the firm.

U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill; U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman
D-11th Dist; D-12th Dist.
House of Representatives
Sherrill is seen by everyone as a rising star in New Jersey and national politics; Watson Coleman, the first African American representative from the state, has longed served as the inspiration to all females — in and out of the political world.

Michele Siekerka
New Jersey Business & Industry Association
The head of one of the state’s largest business organizations, she is a fierce advocate for her members and everyone in the business community.

Nancy Erika Smith
Founder and partner
Smith Mullin
Widely considered one of the top employment lawyers in the state — especially in cases involving the workplace. She is a champion for women in the workforce.

Monica Smith
Founder and CEO
A leader in using technology to power marketing and communications — she holds a number of patents — Smith is the founder and head of one of the fastest-growing women-owned firms in the state.

Jackie Taylor
U.S. Alliances Ecosystem leader and global client service partner
She is a key player in EY’s efforts to grow entrepreneurship efforts in underserved communities and a thought leader and go-to resource for numerous business groups and business leaders.

Patricia Teffenhart
Executive director
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Go-to source in the state for political and business leaders when it comes to establishing and implementing policies regarding violence and harassment toward women in the workplace and society.

Anna Maria Tejada
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
As president of Executive Women of New Jersey, she plays a key role at one of the top female-focused business groups in the state, one where she is determined to help cultivate the next generation of leaders.

Liz Thomas
Co-founder and CEO
Thomas/Boyd Communications
She’s the longtime leader of one of the top strategic communications firms in the state, an expert in both public affairs and public relations. She is a powerhouse in South Jersey and beyond.

Deborah Visconi
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center
The head of the state’s largest hospital — located in the state’s hardest-hit county — which played a key role in the early efforts against COVID. And continues to be a leader in the fight to vaccinate.

Diane Wasser
Head of New Jersey office
She took over the top job at EisnerAmper in New Jersey at about the same time COVID-19 took over the state. Her steady hand — and sense of purpose — helped the firm seamlessly transition to a new work world.

Patrizia Zita
Kaufman Zita Group
As the leader of one of the state’s premier government affairs groups, she has helped redefine the rules and set a standard for future leaders — and future firms — to follow.

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