Kate Sharry, owner and president of Group Benefits Strategies in Auburn.

Boardroom Gap: Central Mass. businesswomen in leadership feel marginalized

Grant Welker |

Many women in business are often one of few women – if not the only one – in the room, where they feel they aren't treated the same as their male counterparts.

Select members of Fidelity Bank's executive team (from left, back row) Connie Loveland, chief financial officer; James Notaro, vice president of deposit operations; Lisa Krywucki, senior commercial credit officer; Edward Manzi, chairman & CEO; Dee Sendrowski, senior vice president and human resources director; Christopher McCarthy, president & COO; Sheila Julien, senior vice president for strategic capabilities; (from left, front row) Laurie Benson, senior vice president and head of retail; Derek Beahn, vice president for marketing; Jennifer Ledoux, senior compliance & risk officer; Barry Bliss, chief commercial banking officer; Jennifer Conrad, senior cash management officer.

Boardroom Gap: Companies with more women in leadership perform better

Grant Welker |

Studies show that companies with more women in senior management positions have better profits.

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Ed Hyder and his children.

Ed Hyder's children to run store following his death

Ed Hyder grew up working in his family's market on Hamilton Street on Worcester's east side, so it was natural at 25 years old, he went into the business himself.

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Jessica Walsh, owner of Worcester Wares

Worcester Wares growing into business adolescence

In less than three years, Jessica Walsh has gone from selling “I Love Worcester” pins at area stores and festivals to running a retail store out of the DCU Center, feeding off the passion residents and visitors have for the city.

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Movers & Shakers

JOHN P. BUDAJ is the new vice president of information technology at Fallon Health in Worcester. Budaj joined Fallon in 2012 as the senior director of medical economics, data management and reporting. He has a bachelor in business administration and finance from the University of Connecticut and lives in Glastonbury, Conn.

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Top NIH grant recipients in Central Mass.

Ranked by FY 2018 total amount funded

RankGrant recipientNo. of awardsTotal funding
1UMass Medical School, Worcester345$160,982,250
2Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester13$4,680,702
3Embera Neurotherapeutics Inc., Sudbury1$3,762,556

Source: National Institutes of Health

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