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2021 Women to Watch Honorees

Since 2009, Mainebiz has honored a group of women who have demonstrated leadership in every field of business and the nonprofit world. Now for the 13th year, we recognize the Mainebiz Women to Watch.

To date, 63 remarkable individuals have received this distinction. This year,  the Women to Watch come from throughout Maine and range from CEOs to leaders of nonprofits and a chamber of commerce and even a registered Maine guide. 

Maine can be grateful to have leaders like these. As the pandemic continues to challenge the state and the country, the resilience, abilities and dedication of these eight women are more important than ever.

A major part of the Mainebiz Women to Watch program is a reception for the honorees. Last year’s event was held via Zoom, but Mainebiz currently plans to host an in-person celebration on Sept. 16, outdoors, at Thompson’s Point in Portland. Click here for more information.

Congratulations to each of the 2021 Mainebiz Women to Watch, and learn about them below.

Women to Watch

  • Adilah Muhammad
    Adilah Muhammad
    President and founder, The Third Place
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  • Quincy Hentzel
    Quincy Hentzel
    Chief executive officer, Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce
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  • Polly Mahoney
    Polly Mahoney
    Master Maine Guide and co-founder, Mahoosuc Guide Service
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  • Krystal Williams
    Krystal Williams
    Founder, Providentia Group and Alpha Legal Foundation
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  • Marie Hansen
    Marie Hansen
    Dean, College of Business and New England School of Communications, Husson University
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  • Heather Blease
    Heather Blease
    Owner and chief executive officer, SaviLinx
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  • Crystal Landry
    Crystal Landry
    Chief executive officer, Penobscot Valley Hospital
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  • Rebecca Hatfield
    Rebecca Hatfield
    Senior vice president of real estate, Avesta Housing
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