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August 11, 2014

Women to Watch 2014

Photos / Top right: Amber Waterman; others: Tim Greenway Clockwise from top center: Ellen Belknap, President of SMRT Architects and Engineers; Amber Lambke, President of Maine Grains; Lauren Wayne, Director of the State Theatre; Margo Walsh, Founder of MaineWorks; Claudia Raessler, CEO of Maine Textiles

Maine is awash in high-profile, accomplished women. We have female leaders in Congress, the U.S. Senate, executive suites in public companies and board rooms, but also manufacturing sites, healthcare companies and in the farm-to-table supply chain.

Yet the journey continues. Now in its sixth year, the Mainebiz Women to Watch award started in response to the lack of women on the cover of our own publication, as well as to growing evidence that women were, in fact, assuming more control of executive suites and Senate chambers and small businesses.

This year we were pleased to see nominations from across the state and across industry lines. The women profiled in this issue are just a fraction of the women in leadership positions around the state. They represent the fields of architecture, manufacturing, staffing, entertainment and agriculture.

They're women that have faced challenges, personally and professionally, and found ways to get things done. They're resourceful, creative, resilient, independent minded, hardworking, thoughtful and smart. And we're proud to present them as our 2014 Women to Watch.

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Women to watch: Claudia Raessler, Maine Textiles

Women to watch: Lauren Wayne, State Theatre

Women to watch: Amber Lambke, Maine Grains

Women to watch: Margo Walsh, MaineWorks

Women to watch: Ellen Belknap, SMRT Architects and Engineers

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