Banker & Tradesman


Help honor the women who are making a difference in their profession.

The FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sector has emerged as a keystone of the Massachusetts economy, transforming the knowledge, wealth and dreams of the world’s most ambitious visionaries into reality. As more and more women rise to the top of businesses and institutions in this sector, there is a growing need to shine a light on their achievements to inspire others.

Banker & Tradesman identifies the most talented, the most ambitious, the most innovative and the most philanthropic Women of FIRE.  Women of FIRE recipients are chosen through a very selective process. Recipients will be featured in a special July 17 issue of the Banker & Tradesman, and honored again at an awards luncheon taking place July 19.

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July 19, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
275 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

Event Schedule

11:00 a.m.
Registration Opens
11:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Welcoming Reception / Networking
12:00 p.m.
Guests Seated for Lunch
12:15 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks
12:25 – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch Begins
12:45 p.m.
Keynote Speaker
1:00 p.m.
Awards Presentation Begins
2:30 p.m.

2017 Keynote Speaker

Colleen Sheridan, Senior Vice President, RM Bradley Office Leasing and Investment Properties Group & President Elect, CREW CT Colleen is a member of the RM Bradley Office Leasing and Investment Properties Group. She joined RM Bradley In 2013. Colleen has over twenty-five years of industry experience, having previously served as Senior Managing Director for the Edward S Gordon Company in New York City. She specializes in Investment sales of all commercial property types and has been responsible for over $2 billion in property sales during her career. Among the major clients with whom she has worked are; Dean Witter, Honeywell, IBM, 3M, Pitney Bowes Credit Corporation, Swiss Bank Corporation and United Technologies to name a few. Prior to joining RM Bradley, Colleen managed the entire property portfolio of Honeywell Corporation, encompassing over 29 million square feet of industrial, and office space, advising the corporate office on values, acquisitions and dispositions of the properties. In addition, she facilitated several sale/leaseback transactions on their behalf. Colleen is a licensed real estate broker in Connecticut, currently serves as a Commissioner on the Town of Wethersfield Redevelopment Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors of CREW-CT (Commercial Real Estate Women Council) .

2017 Recipients

Robin Adams, Associate, CBT

Lori Chaput, Senior Vice President of Personal Lines, Partners Insurance Group

Susan Elsbree, Vice President, InkHouse

Karen Fish-Will, CEO, Peabody Properties

Melissa Fish-Crane, COO, Peabody Properties

Wendy Gettleman, Vice President of Facilities Management and Real Estate, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Elizabeth Gruber, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Kerry Olson Hawkins, First Vice President, CBRE-New England

Diana Kelly, Vice President, Maloney Properties, Inc.

Karen McShea, Vice President, Director of Real Estate Development, Lupoli Companies

Gwendolen Noyes, Senior Vice President & COO, Oaktree/Greenstaxx

Sheryl Simon, Principal, Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.

Martine Taylor, Executive Director, South Shore Habitat for Humanity

Lynn Tran, Assistant Comptroller, City of Lawrence

Margaret Wood, Project Director, Pinck & Co.

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