NI’s Leading Ladies of 2020

Meet five philanthropists and businesswomen who impress and inspire

5 Dynamic Women Steering Local Change

Naples Illustrated's Leading Ladies of 2019

Kathleen van Bergen, Leading Lady

Kathleen van Bergen, CEO and President of Artis—Naples, and Leading Lady.

Kirsten Ferrara, 2016 Leading Lady

Kirsten Ferrara, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Leading Lady.

Ingrid Aielli, 2016 Leading Lady

Ingrid Aielli, Co-owner of Sea Salt and Barbatella, and Leading Lady.

Martha Fligg, 2016 Leading Lady

Martha Fligg, Philanthropist, and Leading Lady.

Adria Starkey, 2016 Leading Lady

Adria Starkey, Collier County President of FineMark National Bank & Trust, and Leading Lady.

Angelina Spencer, 2015 Leading Lady

Advocate and humanitarian Angelina M. Spencer, President of Empowerment Enterprises Ltd., and 2015 Leading Lady.

Nannette Staropoli, 2015 Leading Lady

Nonprofit marketer Nannette Staropoli, Owner/Chief Marketing Strategist of MARKIT Group, and Leading Lady.

Kiersten Mooney, 2015 Leading Lady

Marco Island native and yogi Kiersten K. Mooney, owner and founder of Bala Vinyasa Yoga, and Leading Lady.

Amanda Jaron, 2015 Leading Lady

Jewelry designer Amanda Jaron, owner of A. Jaron Fine Jewelry, and Leading Lady.

Amy Sedlacek, 2015 Leading Lady

Television personality Amy Sedlacek, ABC 7 Morning Anchor, and Leading Lady.

Jill Wheeler, 2014 Leading Lady

Naples nature lover Jill Wheeler, owner of the Wellfit Institute, and Leading Lady.

Claudine Léger-Wetzel, 2014 Leading Lady

Naples business leader and Leading Lady: Claudine Léger-Wetzel, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Stock Development

Stacey Deffenbaugh, 2014 Leading Lady

Naples news-maker Stacey Deffenbaugh, anchor with NBC2, and Leading Lady.

Brenda Melton, 2014 Leading Lady

Naples philanthropist Brenda Melton, founder and director of the Celebrity Martini Glass Auction, and Leading Lady.

Sonja Ewy, 2014 Leading Lady

Naples native Sonja Ewy, model and spokeswoman for Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, and Leading Lady.

Caroline Beasley, 2013 Leading Lady

Caroline Beasley, executive vice president and CFO of Beasley Broadcast Group, is a leading voice for women in media.