2024 Women of Westchester

2023 Women of Westchester

2024 Women of Westchester

Happy International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. We are thrilled to share a list of some incredible Westchester women in a variety of industries! Be sure to follow all of these amazing women as we celebrate their achievements today — and everyday!

Check out some fantastic Women’s History Month Events to Enjoy with Your Kids in Westchester.


Marla Beth, Founder of Marla Beth Designs

Melissa Levine, Founder of Masha Dasha Designs

Alyssa Leigh, Abstract Artist and Painter

Janet Langsam, Chief Executive Officer of Arts Westchester

Laura Damiano, Founder of Laura Damiano Designs

Amanda Hyatt Arbeter, Large Scale Artist


Deborah Schupack, Author of “Relentless: How a Leading New York City Health System Mobilized to Battle the Greatest Health Crisis of Our Era

Susan Groner, Author of “Parenting with Sanity and Joy: 101 Simple Strategies”

Katie Sise, Author of “We Were Mothers”

Robin Dellabough, Author of Double Helix

Fran Hauser, Author of “Myth of the Nice Girl” and “Embrace the Work, Love Your Career: A Guided Workbook for Realizing Your Career Goals with Clarity, Intention, and Confidence” and Founder of Book Bound

Lauren Schwarzfeld, Author of “Unboxed: Essays on Learning to Trust Myself to Stop Doing the Things I Hate”


Marsha Gordon,  President/CEO of the Business Council of Westchester

Jane Veron, CEO of the Acceleration Project

Nikki Hahn, CEO of the Women’s Enterprise Development Center


Tina Villaveces, Founder of Yellow Studio and Yellow Studio Gallery (Cross River)

Christy Knell and Christina Cohen, Co-Founders of HudCo (Dobbs Ferry)


Pamela Pekerman, CEO and Founder of Hustle Like a Mom


Karri Bowen-Poole, Founder of Smart Playrooms

Sara Touijer, Founder of Touijer Designs

Rachel Gray, Founder of Rachel Gray Interiors

Emily Meszkat Interiors, Founder of Emily Meszkat Interiors


Chereese Jervis-Hill, President & Founder of Events to Remember

Melissa Tomlin, Founder of 914 PopUps

Robin Helman, Founder of Go Love NY


Rose Luangisa, Founder of Luangisa African Gallery and the Wakanda Celebration (Mount Vernon)

Tia Cibani, Founder of TiA CiBANi (Cross River)

Melissa Panszi-Riebe, Founder of A D’Zine

Sara Annapolen, Founder of Sara Joy

Yuliya Charamnykh, Founder of WHEN and WHERE

Pam Moskowitz, Founder of 100 Percent Beads

Samantha Levine, Founder of Auburn Jewelry


Anita Mirchandani, Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer & Prenatal Postnatal Exercise Specialist

Misha Vayner, Holistic Health Coach

Sandy Richards, Founder of Sandy Richards Wellness

Jaime Barr, Founder of The Collective by JABFIT

Dr. Poonam Desai, Modern Age Concierge Medicine Practice

Juanina Kocher, Founder of Flex + Flow Wellness and Coaching

Katya Libin, Co-Founder of HeyMama and Founder of Katya Libin & Co.

Jen Pignone, O2 Living Sanctuary (Cross River)

Debra Ross and Michele Zipper, Founders of The Well Center (Armonk)

llana D. Rosenberg, PhD, PMH-C, Founder of the Scarsdale Women’s Center


Auzerais Bellamy, Founder of Blondery 

Leslie Allicks, Founder of the Tea Experience

Selamawit Wieland-Tesfaye”Mimi,”  Founder of Mimi’s Coffeehouse (Mount Kisco)

Chef Melanie Underwood, Founder of Gather Culinary (Yonkers)

Renana Shvil, Founder of Fiddleheads

Allison Turcan, Founder and Farmer of D.I.G Farm

Jen Benerofe, Founder of Happiness Jones

Jessica Galen, Founder of Bloomy Cheese & Provisions

Margaret Wishingrad, C0-Founder of Three Wishes


Robin Buco, Founder of All Together Now (Mount Kisco)

Tami McCarthy, Founder of KAHLO (Pound Ridge)

Gretchen Menzies, Founder of The Reading Room (Katonah)

Jen Streicher, Founder of SCOUT (Pound Ridge) and Duchess (Bedford)

Susan Williamson, Founder of Booksy Galore (Pound Ridge)

Sara Davidson Johns, Founder of Picture Book NY (Dobbs Ferry and Cross River)

Sarah Mass David, Founder of House of 29 (Chappaqua)


Robin Eden Photography

Living Notes Photography

Jane Goodrich Photography

Hillary C. Photography


Meghan Covington, Co-Founder of River’s Edge Theatre Co.

Anya Wallach, Founder of Random Farms

Jessica Irons, Artistic Director of Theater O

Gabrielle Fox, Founder of Theater Revolution


Nicole Sturomski, Founder of WMN Unite and the Mount Kisco Farmer’s Market

Sharlise Smith-Rodriguez, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Westchester County

Cheryl Brannan, President and Founder of Sister to Sister International

Karen C. Erren, President & CEO of Feeding Westchester

Jessica Colon, Founder of For People and the Kids