Four alumnae honored in Worcester Business Journal rankings

October 31, 2022
By: Deborah Alvarez O'Neil

This year, four Worcester state alumnae were recognized in the Worcester Business Journal’s annual selection of Worcester’s rising stars and high achieving women professionals.

Three Worcester State graduates are among the publication’s 40 Under Forty list which showcases, ”people who’ve had early success in their careers and hold the promise of having an even bigger impact.” And Worcester State graduate Kate McEvoy is among the nine women honored in the Outstanding Women in Business. Kate was previously named to their Power 50 List.

“Each of these Worcester State graduates is making an impact in their professions and in the community,” said Tara Hancock, Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Engagement. “We are thrilled to see their talents and contributions being celebrated.”

2022 Outstanding Women in Business alumni honoree

Kate McEvoy ‘95, Vice President of Corporate Relations, UMass Memorial Health. “What makes Worcester fabulous is that it’s a city and suburbia all in one,” the fifth generation Worcester resident told the WBJ.

40 Under Forty alumni honorees

Katherine Aguilar

Katherine Aguilar ‘17, Founder and CEO of Kommon Sense Co. in Worcester. “Be your genuine self,” Aguilar told the WBJ. “Know what you and your company stand for, and stick to it! I’m not everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s okay; I’d rather be my own shot of tequila anyways. ;)”

Masielle Paulino

Masielle Paulino ‘14, Executive Director of Ritmos Dance Studio, in Worcester. Asked by WBJ who is most responsible for the person she is today, Paulino said. “My parents, as a first-generation daughter there’s nothing like witnessing immigrant parents maneuver obstacles on a daily basis to instill drive.

Alise Karle Breton

Alise Karle Breton ‘07, Vice President – Retail Director of Millbury Federal Credit Union, in Millbury. Asked by WBJ what Central Massachusetts historical figure she most admires, she said, “Clara Barton – What she accomplished as a woman inthe 1800’s is extraordinary, all fueled by a passion to help others.”


Top Photo: Kate McEvoy ’95 was honored by the Worcester Business Journal as one of its Outstanding Women in Business.

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