Empowering Women Profiles

Empowering Women: Gail Petersen Bell

Gail Petersen Bell Broker & Senior Vice President at Compass 18 Shipyard Drive, Suite 3C, Hingham  781-844-3277   gail.petersenbell@compass.com gailpetersenbell.com What sets you apart as a realtor?I’ve been a regional top-producing broker for a very long time and have worked on many types of transactions, but I specialize in luxury properties, new construction, antique homes and … Read more

Empowering Women: Michelle Itzkowitz

Michelle Itzkowitz Owner of innerglow yoga and Cape Cod Yoga School   47 Main St., Plymouth 30 Steeple St., Mashpee Commons, Mashpee 508-450-1613 michelleitzkowitz.cominnerglowyogacapecod.com capecodyogaschool.com What is the core mission at innerglow yoga?innerglow yoga is driven by the community. Our sole mission is to introduce our clients to a path of becoming their truest, happiest self, one … Read more

Empowering Women: Deirdre Prescott

Deirdre Prescott Founder, President, and Chief Wealth Strategist Sandy Cove Advisors 37 Derby St. Suite 5, Hingham 617-622-1500 sandycoveadvisors.com What kind of clients do you serve? Sandy Cove was founded 10 years ago, after recognizing the South Shore was missing a firm with a highly personalized approach to delivering financial advice. We have many types of … Read more

Empowering Women: Dr. Julie Hantson

Dr. Julie Hantson Owner and Pediatric DentistMarshfield Pediatric Dentistry 3 Proprietors Drive, Marshfield 781-205-1124 marshfieldpediatricdentistry.com What inspired you to pursue dentistry as a career?My uncle is a dentist, so my exposure to the profession started at a very young age. I remember playing in his office as a little girl. As I grew older, I … Read more

Empowering Women: Dr. Lois M. Townshend

Dr. Lois M. Townshend Associated Eye Surgeons 45 Resnik Road, Plymouth; 441 Route 130, Sandwich 508-747-4748 associatedeyesurgeons.com What inspired you to choose ophthalmology as a career? I love the intricate, technical requirements needed to perform eye surgery and I find helping people achieve their best vision both rewarding and challenging.Why might a person choose an ophthalmologist for … Read more

Empowering Women: Kellie Lynch

Kellie Lynch Owner of Balance Studio, Cohasset 15 Depot Ct., Cohasset 339-337-3660 balancestudiocohasset.com What is the most gratifying aspect of your job? I love helping people find the healthiest and happiest version of themselves. Building strength, getting fit and healthy and dealing with stress in a mindful way paves a beautiful path to happiness and … Read more

Empowering Women: Sarah Hinchey

Sarah Hinchey Portrait Photographer Hingham 617-997-6604 sarahhinchey.com What inspires you about portrait photography?It is my passion to instill a sense of self-love and self-value in every single woman who walks into my studio. I’ve been photographing women for the last decade, and we all do the same thing: we step in front of the lens … Read more

Empowering Women: Nanette Walsh

Nanette Walsh Owner of La Petite Maison 142 North St. Hingham 781-741-8393 lapetitemaison.us What are three words people might use to describe you?I am a savvy shopper (I have a good eye), devoted Francophile, and creative.What do you love most about French decor/lifestyle?   French décor is effortlessly chic and has exceptional design. The French … Read more

Empowering Women: Liz Bone

Liz Bone Broker, Owner South Shore Sotheby’s International Realty 459 Washington St., Duxbury 781-258-7111 southshoresir.com How long have you been a realtor and what is your specialty?I have been a realtor for 34 years. My specialty is all aspects of residential real estate. I entered the business after completing my skiing career with the United States Ski Team. … Read more

Empowering Women: Joanne Conway

Joanne Conway Realtor, Sales Vice President William Raveis Real Estate 40 North St., Hingham 781-248-7041 raveis.com/joanneconway What are three words people might use to describe you?Honest, knowledgeable and diligent.How long have you been a realtor and what excites you most about the business? I have been a top selling real estate agent for 33 years and … Read more

Empowering Women: Kim Nawoichik

Kim Nawoichik Certified Dental Assistant and Practice Manager, Artistic Dentistry 125 Webster St., Hanover 781-878-7333 artisticdentistryhanover.com How has your role evolved over the years?I started working at Artistic Dentistry 32 years ago as a lab assistant. I was 17 years old and in my junior year of high school. After graduating, I attended dental assisting … Read more

Empowering Women: Katy Gaenicke and Michelle Manware

Katy Gaenicke and Michelle Manware Co-founders of Uva Wine Bar 46 Main St., Plymouth 774-283-4211 uvawineplymouth.com What inspired you to open up a self-serve wine bar?  A few years ago we were on vacation in Grand Cayman and we visited a wine bar that featured self-serve WineStations. We were instantly amazed by the technology and … Read more

Empowering Women: Diana Cousineau Aveni 

Diana Cousineau Aveni Artist, Author, Chef, Designer  Owner of Hingham Furniture & Design and Framing Concepts    44 North St., Hingham; 36 Finnell Drive, Weymouth 781-875-3255 hinghamfurnituredesign.com What is unique about your Hingham showroom? I purchased the historical property in August of 2015, renovated the entire building, and was open for business that November. The shopping experience … Read more

Empowering Women: Rosemarie Brown

Rosemarie Brown Co-owner of The Blueberry Muffin 2240 State Road, Plymouth 508-888-9444 bluebmuffin.com How has your business grown over the years? We opened The Blueberry Muffin back in March of 1998. We created a great niche and have been very successful with three stores and currently looking for a fourth. Through hard work, perseverance and … Read more

Empowering Women: Renee McInnes

Renee McInnes CEO of NVNA and Hospice and the Pat Roche Hospice Home 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell 781-659-2342 nvna.org What inspired you to pursue a career in nursing/healthcare? I was always fascinated by science, in particular anatomy and physiology. I considered a science major in college and then quickly realized I had a passion for … Read more