By: Howard Greninger |  Oct 18, 2017

Women need to take risks, network, find mentors, accept feedback and work to put their talents to use to succeed in business, Rachel J. Leslie, managing partner of RJL Solutions, told recipients of the Terre Haute Living magazine’s 2017 Women in Business awards

Six award winners were honored at a breakfast Wednesday at The Venue, 1327 Wabash Ave.:

  • Candice Snyder, hospice specialist at Kindred Hospice;
  • Shelley Klingerman, executive director of Launch Terre Haute;
  • Shelly Fonner, real estate entrepreneur/investor for Shelly Buys Houses;
  • Geraldine (Gerry) Woodsmall, partner in Brown, Woodsmall & Hinkel, an accounting firm in Sullivan;
  • Bernice Helman, vice president at Coldwell Banker Troy Helman Realtors; and
  • Lisa Pepperworth, vice president of human resources at Clabber Girl Corp.

Alicia Morgan, the editor of Terre Haute Living and news/digital editor at the Tribune-Star, said the impetuses behind this year’s women in business “can be passion, drive, family support or faith. For each, the core motivation is different,” Morgan told a group of about 150 people attending the event.

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