Women Who Achieve

Meet Women Entrepreneurs and Executives

At PNC, we proudly serve the financial needs of women in business. We hope you will enjoy their stories of achievement and be inspired to find new ideas and avenues for success in your own business.

Maria Traino

Success Through Neuroscience-based Coaching

Maria Traino Success Coaching
Scranton, PA

"I recognized that entrepreneurs build businesses that are a reflection of themselves. I knew that identifying their differentiation factor would mean figuring out what makes them unique," Maria shares.

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Kelly Preston

Steel Will Powers Business Growth

Capital Steel & Wire
DeWitt, MI

Kelly Preston is the embodiment of unapologetic leadership. “As women, we sometimes apologize for being strong leaders and for making the decisions we make. Instead, we need to advocate for ourselves and not allow gender discrimination or anything else to discourage us from being true to who we are,” she says.

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Angela Sharpley & Stésià Swain

Perseverance Powers Pipe’N Hot Grill

Pipe'N Hot Grill
Cleveland, OH

Angela Sharpley and Stésià Swain have big plans for growing their brand. Angela’s signature iced tea is poised to hit retail shelves and the e-commerce marketplace. For them, restaurant, retail — anything is possible — and they couldn't be more excited.

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More Stories of Women Who Achieve

Ideas & Insights

Insights and ideas to help you get the most out of your day and keep your business moving forward.

Running Your Business

Lessons in Leadership: Vicki Saunders

Vicki Saunders is founder of Coralus, a global nonprofit community supporting women business owners.

3 min read


Women Business Owners Don’t Need to Become Confident. They Already Are.

Beth Marcello, director of Women’s Business Development, shares outcomes from PNC’s latest Economic Outlook survey.

2 min read

Running Your Business

Q4 2022 Economic Outlook for Small Businesses

Gus Faucher, Chief Economist at PNC, provides a high-level economic outlook for small businesses through Quarter 4 of 2022.

3:57 min video