Best 50 Women in Business 2014

Mimi Feliciano

Education: Nutley High School

Job responsibility: Investor and developer

Company description: Commercial real estate investment, management and development company

Primary professional/community affiliations: Hope for a Thousand Hills; Chilton Medical Center; Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship; Montclair State University; Women Presidents’ Organization; Commercial Real Estate Women; Society of 75; The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women

Last book: “Mind Set!: Eleven Ways to Change the Way You See—and Create— the Future,” by John Naisbitt

Who is your most influential role model? Jerry Turco, my beloved father, was a true entrepreneur, visionary and optimist. His positive attitude was contagious and led him to find growth opportunities in areas no one else saw. His great sense of humor could lighten up the most dire of situations, and bring new perspectives and solutions to problems most would deem unfixable.

When is it appropriate to text in business? I would text only if I am responding to a text, or if I am running a few minutes late for a scheduled meeting.

What would you give New Jersey for its 350th birthday? A party to celebrate entrepreneurship in our great state. I would invite every university’s business school, all the entrepreneurs and investors, and the business community to a networking event to meet and mingle.

The women will be honored at an event March 24 at The Palace at Somerset Park. For more details, click here or please contact Melissa Sullenberger at or call her at 732-246-5737.