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Updated: August 8, 2022

Meet the 2022 Mainebiz Women to Watch

Each year since 2009, Mainebiz has honored a group of women who have demonstrated leadership in wide-ranging sectors of business, health care and the nonprofit world. To date, the Mainebiz Women to Watch program has honored a total of 68 leaders.

This year’s five Women to Watch are based throughout Maine and range from a chocolate entrepreneur to an immigrants' rights advocate.

A major part of the Mainebiz Women to Watch program is a reception for the honorees. This year, the in-person networking event and awards presentation is scheduled for Sept. 15, at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel. Click here for more information.

Thanks to Mainebiz readers for the nominations that have resulted in this field of remarkable individuals. And congratulations to each of the 2022 Mainebiz Women to Watch.

Learn about them below.

  • Kate McAleer, founder, owner and CEO, Bixby Chocolate
  • Renee Kelly, assistant vice president for innovation and economic development, University of Maine
  • Kristine Logan, executive director, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority
  • Mufalo Chitam, executive director, Maine Immigrants' Rights Coalition
  • Laurie Lachance, president, Thomas College

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