Anne Paradis
Professional Women's Chamber 2015 Woman of the Year

Anne Paradis

Anne Paradis is the Chief Executive Officer of Microtek, Inc. She has led this non-profit company, whose mission is to employ the disabled, for 25 years. Anne has grown the company into a multi-million dollar manufacturer with a global customer base with revenue growth averaging over 15% per year. She has created over 80 production jobs and diversified the product mix.

Anne and her team have received the following awards and recognitions:
• Boston's Top 100 Women Led Companies
2009-2011, 2013
• Top 25 Largest Manufacturers in Western Massachusetts 2011-2014
• New England's 30 Largest Women-Owned Tech Companies 2009-2011
• Mass Top 10 Largest Minority Women Owned Tech Firms 2009
• Business of the year 2012, Chicopee Chamber of Commerce
• Business of the Year 2014, Jericho, Bureau for Exceptional Adults

She has also served in other leadership capacities both within her industry and within the broader community as a volunteer:
• Baystate Health Trustee, currently Board Vice Chair & Chair of the Audit Committee, 2011-2015
• Health New England Board of Directors, 2013-2015
• Women's Fund of Western MA, 2004-2012 President, 2007-2009
• Wentworth Institute of Technology board, 2002-2007
• National Association of Supported Work Organizations Board, 1985-1991
President, 1987-1989
• University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, Business & Economic Development Statewide Reference Services Advisory Board 1999-2004
• Chicopee Comprehensive High School Electronics Advisory Committee 1988-1991

Learn more about the Professional Women's Chamber Woman of the Year Award.

The Professional Women's Chamber promotes the status of women professionals. We work to empower career-oriented women through participation in leadership, education and networking opportunities and we strive to strengthen the positive impact of women in the business community and on the economy.
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