Dynamic Women of Boston

| September 14, 2018 | People

Boston Common is pleased to present a selection of extraordinary women who are dynamic in their field. These women of distinction are truly accomplished and stand out as some of the best contributors to our community.

SONJA B. SELAMI, ESQ.

SONJA B. SELAMI LAW OFFICES OWNER AND CEO

BOST_0918_128-1.gifSonja B. Selami, Esq., is a successful Boston real estate attorney with over 15 years of experience in real estate law. At the forefront of Boston’s most exclusive real estate community, Sonja specializes in luxury properties, innovative construction development and condominium conversions. Owner and CEO of Sonja B. Selami Law Offices, Sonja provides everyone in her life with expert professional and compassionate care that is second to none. Living by the mantra of one of Americas greatest inventors Thomas Edison, Sonja believes “there is no substitute for hard work”. Sonja takes pride in being a perfectionist and delivering state-of-theart service to her clients. It is her charisma and love for this profession that makes her so distinctive among her peers. As an attorney, entrepreneur and proud mother of two children, it may seem impossible to find a balance, but Sonja could not be happier in her many roles. In return, the compassion and dedication she holds for her clients and fulfillment she receives from her work can make even the most complicated transactions into a seamless experience. She believes that to be truly successful, you must find joy in what you choose to pursue. Her positivity and optimism is always known to be a fountain of inspiration for her large network of clients, friends and family. 40 Grove Street, Wellesley 425 Boylston Street, Boston 7 Muzzey Street, Lexington 508.424.0600 selamilaw.com

RUTH TEDALDI

DERMATOLOGY PARTNERS INC PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

BOST_0918_129-1.gifRuth Tedaldi MD is a nationally respected dermatologist whose dedication to the natural enhancement of vitality and radiance bucks the trend of ‘fake.’ An international lecturer, teacher and clinical investigator, Dr. Tedaldi’s greatest strength is her relationship with her patients. Because beauty is such a complicated and personal vision, Ruth Tedaldi believes the art involved in re-vitalizing human image is intrinsically involved with knowing and understanding her patients. This connection is based on years of medical training and decades of experience. Ruth Tedaldi is famous for her understated results that convey a sense of wellbeing and dynamic harmony without looking overdone or inappropriate. Youth is to be educated about prevention of pre-mature aging and Age is to be valued and respected but re-booted with pleasing and vital dimension support. All of Dr Tedaldi’s technical skills are supported by her belief that the right skincare regimen is crucial to reverse signs of skin damage from sun, pollution and life! Victoria Kapinos 866.923.5566

IRAYS SANTAMARIA, DMD

WARSHAUER & SANTAMARIA PROSTHODONTIST / OWNER

BOST_0918_130-1.gifDr. Irays Santamaria is the owner of Warshauer & Santamaria, a premier multi-specialty dental practice situated in the heart of Back Bay that has both general dentists and specialists working together as a team under one roof. Warshauer & Santamaria was previously recognized as Best Dentist by Boston magazine and has been awarded Boston magazine’s Top Dentists in 2017 and 2018. Dr. Santamaria received her specialty in Prosthodontics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she received advanced training in aesthetic procedures and complete oral rehabilitation. Dr. Santamaria’s practice is centered around providing patients with a wide range of services, including simple restorative procedures, dental implants, root canal therapy, and complete smile makeovers, all in a state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Santamaria is a certified provider of Invisalign and Oral Conscious Sedation, the latter of which allows patients to receive treatments while in a deep, relaxed state for a more comfortable experience with reduced anxiety. She and her exceptional team of doctors and staff share the goal of providing world-class dental care while creating meaningful connections with their patients. 396 Commonwealth Ave. 617.437.1520 backbaybostondentist.com

LAUREN LAINO

AMPLIFIED EVENT STRATEGY EVENT STRATEGIST, CONTENT CURATOR & CEO

BOST_0918_131-1.gifTired of feeling uninspired by your latest corporate conference/industry gathering? Look no further …Lauren has the content know-how to deliver compelling conference programs and enlist amazing thought leaders to transform a ho-hum event into the extra-ordinary. Lauren is the Founder of Amplified Event Strategy LLC, a global marketing firm focused on consulting and event management for high profile B2B conferences in cities around the world – having produced events in New York, London, Hong Kong and Berlin to name a few spots! Over her 15-year career as a lawyer and program lead for multi-million dollar conferences, Lauren has organized over 250 meetings – leading the charge on getting her clients to think as smart disruptors within their space. As a “jane” of all topics, she represents some of the biggest industry events in the cryptocurrency/ blockchain, financial services, life sciences/healthcare, information security and cruise line segments. AmplifiedEventStrategy.com

MICHELLE LEE AND EVA MUSTAFAI

SALON EVA MICHELLE CO-FOUNDERS

BOST_0918_132-1.gifWith over 40 years combined experience, Michelle Lee and Eva Mustafai, both Best of Boston winners are co-founders of the award-winning Salon Eva Michelle on Newbury Street in Boston. They are widely recognized as true masters of their trade with numerous features in local and national press and regulars to Boston and NY Fashion Week. Their passion for continuing education and desire to pay it forward is the reason they continue to be educators in their industry. With the emphasis on culture and education, they established a diverse, talentedly trained staff with the commitment in delivering an experience. Their desire to support industry professionals will show in the opening of Eva Michelle Studios in Fall 2018. 118 Newbury Street, 2nd FL 617.262.8118 salonevamichelle.com, @SalonEM_boston *New location coming soon* 37 Newbury Street, 4th FL

SARAH LAWSON

S+H CONSTRUCTION, INC. OWNER & PRESIDENT

BOST_0918_133-1.gifWell-respected and recognized for her strong leadership in what is typically a male-dominated industry, Sarah Lawson literally grew up in a construction site. Lawson’s father was an engineer, and he built the family home around them, teaching his three daughters core principles along the way. That experience stuck with her, though it took some years after a career in business to realize building was her calling. She joined S+H Construction as a project manager in 2007 and made her mark almost immediately – spearheading an initiative to streamline operations by upgrading the paper-based system to modern project management software. Ten years later when co-founders Doug Hanna and Alex Slive thought about selling the company, she was ready to take the helm as owner and president of S+H Construction. Now celebrating 40 years, the S+H legacy for premier residential home builds, renovations, and historic restorations rests soundly in Lawson’s talented hands. S+H Construction continues to win major awards and – most importantly – provide its clients with a level of craftsmanship and professionalism that continues to put S+H among the most elite builders in New England. 26 New Street 617.876.8286 shconstruction.com

NATALIE PINNEY AND MOIRA THOMPSON

WHIM EVENTS WEDDING PLANNERS

BOST_0918_134-1.gifNatalie Pinney and Moira Thompson do not describe themselves as wedding planners. Instead, they consider themselves creative entrepreneurs solving age-old problems. The wedding planning industry is broken, and they are out to fix it. The two co-founded their wedding planning and design company Whim Events in 2011 and quickly found most planning “tips” available to couples to be wildly inaccurate. Their newest venture, WED, will bring their savvy knowledge to the masses. Scheduled for Boston in the spring of 2019, WED will be one of the most cutting-edge events in the Northeast, teaching 250 attendees how to debunk stress-inducing myths and put them back in the driver’s seat for their wedding. 213 Newbury Street 617.413.9735 whimevents.com



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