It’s Women’s History Month, and if you want to be inspired by some kick-ass female leaders, check out these amazing women on our client teams.

We’ve been honored to partner with the women on this list to find strategic solutions for growing their organizations. Each of these leaders brings incredible, unique value to the table. 

So without further ado, let me introduce you: 

Women Owned Businesses

Judy Briggs

Judy owns a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise in MetroWest Boston. The company provides full-service junk removal for homes and businesses, including offices, retail properties, construction sites, and more. 

Following a career in corporate human resources, Judy came across an article about 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and saw a great opportunity to open a franchise in the Greater Boston area. She quickly turned her franchise into a multi-million dollar business. Judy also owns and operates MaidPro and Men in Kilts franchises.

Paige Lopez

Paige Lopez owns Awaken180°, a premium weight loss service with personalized, science-based nutrition plans and ongoing 1:1 coaching.

Paige used her own experience of losing unwanted weight to develop the framework for Awaken180°. When friends and family complimented her transformation in weight, mood, and energy, she realized she could help awaken the world by sharing what she learned.

Sharon MacDonald

Sharon owns Model55, the largest nationwide model apartment staging firm. Model55 works with senior living residences and apartment complexes to create and install thoughtfully curated model living spaces.

While working in software sales, Sharon gained tremendous knowledge from the leaders who mentored her, eventually realizing her true passion for entrepreneurship. Over the past 14 years, she has watched her small business idea bloom into a successful national company.

Kim Sluter
New England Construction

Kim is Vice President and Partner of New England Construction, a second-generation family-owned business with big company capabilities and a small company feel. NEC focuses on building trust, pricing right the first time, and delivering on time.

With significant experience in sales and marketing strategy, risk management, and business development, Kim manages existing relationships and new client acquisitions. In her role on the Senior Leadership Team, she oversees business development and estimating performance management.  She also leads NEC’s DEI initiatives to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Kim is actively involved in several organizations across New England, such as ICSC and CREW Boston.  Locally she serves on Seekonk’s Aitken Building Committee and she is currently in her third year as Seekonk School Committee Chair.

Women Led Businesses 

Catherine Macris
Partner, Fragomen Boston

As Partner at Fragomen Boston, a leading corporate immigration firm in the United States, Catherine provides counsel on all aspects of corporate immigration, including nonimmigrant visa options and permanent residence. She also provides advisory services to support clients on a programmatic level to manage risk and ensure compliance. She represents clients in various industries, including e-commerce, power management, fashion design, and computer software.

Sheila Akbar
President & COO, Signet Education

Sheila is the President & COO of Signet Education, a private education company based in Cambridge, MA. In addition to serving as Signet’s Integrator, her role includes talking to every client to match them with a tutor for their specific needs, managing the administrative team, and providing educational thought leadership for the company.

Kristen Sweeney
Chief of Staff, Crews Consulting Group

Kristen is an invaluable member of our team at Crews Consulting Group, where she’s responsible for planning and executing major projects, developing content and brand messaging, and overseeing finance, sales, marketing, and operations as the company’s Integrator.

Maggie Stevens
Director of Business Operations, Statlinx

Maggie is the Director of Business Operations at Statlinx, a telecommunications company that provides healthcare professionals with premium-quality answering and messaging services combined with state-of-the-art digital communications technology. Maggie is responsible for reviewing Statlinx’s metrics and working with leaders at every level to hit their goals. She helps develop staffing and technology initiatives, team training, and coaching programs to drive the business forward

Susan Ring
Branch Operations Manager, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Susan is Branch Operations Manager at Fairway’s Portsmouth, NH location, where she leads a team of mortgage professionals in helping people, buy, build, or refinance a home.

Jessica Turk
VP Finance & Operations, DelMar Vacations

As VP of Finance & Operations at Del Mar Vacations, a vacation rental and property management company for homeowners and renters in Cape Cod, Jessica is an integral part of the senior management team. She advises on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, and investment priorities for the company.

Judy, Paige, Sharon, Kim, Cat, Sheila, Kristen, Sue, Maggie, and Jess: Thank you for inspiring us, motivating us, and showing us what’s possible when women take charge. We’re honored to work with you.

All the best,
Eric Crews
Founder & President
Crews Consulting Group

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