ProWIN Announces 2017 BBA Honorees

ProWIN is proud to announce the honorees of its annual Business Builder Award. The awards program was created in 2015 to recognize members who exhibit outstanding efforts to support women in business and who exemplify the organization’s motto 

The award winners are:

Patty Farinola

Patty Binns Farinola is a professionally trained workshop instructor, spiritual adviser, and personal counselor who helps people find wholeness within themselves so they can create awesome, exciting and fulfilling lives.

Her work is based on this foundation:

Everything that happens in life is meant to assist in our soul’s evolution, and the goal of that evolution is wholeness, joy, power, and freedom. When we are whole within and connected to Spirit, those opportunities, people and situations that are appropriate for our authentic self automatically and easily show up.

Although she began in the business world and spent over twenty years with industry-leading Fortune 100 corporations and privately held firms, Patty made a pivot in her career. In 2012 Patty graduated from the ministry seminary program of the St. Thomas Christian Church and was awarded the degree of Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL).  My corporate history includes. Patty says that she values her corporate experience as it provides a powerful foundation for my connection with clients.

Through the course of her own personal evolution, Patty shifted her practice to focus on spiritual awareness and now heads The Awareness Studio in Atlanta.


Debbie Kirtland

Debbie Kirtland is Vice-President of DJ Consultants, Inc. a firm dedicated to transforming the workplace by providing efficiency and productivity coaching and training.

For the past 15 years, Debbie has been teaching innovative principals and redefining the way businesses utilize existing tools to reduce technology related stress, manage information overload, and produce results.

From Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, she has helped thousands take back control of their time with simple and effective solutions.




Tricia Mulcare

Tricia joined Homrich Berg in 2003 after spending four years with Ernst & Young. While at E&Y, in addition to becoming a CPA, Tricia led teams within the federal tax consulting group to determine research and development tax credits for major corporations throughout the Southeast.

Originally from New Jersey, Tricia earned the Girl Scout Gold Award (equivalent to the Eagle Scout) before attending Indiana University. While in Bloomington, in addition to earning her bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting, she became an avid college basketball fan.

Tricia serves as HB’s divorce specialist and has appeared on the Vision Anew radio show “Divorce Resource.” In addition to writing multiple articles for Atlanta Woman magazine, Tricia has given a “Financial Planning 101” presentation to various groups including the Alpha Kappa Psi regional and national conferences and fall symposium of the Cherokee Dental Hygienists’ Society, a component of the Georgia Dental Hygienists’ Association. Tricia continues to serve on the Advisory Board for Visions Anew, a local non-profit that empowers divorcing women to successfully create and achieve a new vision for their lives.

Tricia, her husband Nicholas and daughter Gianna are active members of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church community in Sandy Springs and enjoy following the New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves.


Each of the award recipients characterizes a commitment to integrity, sound business practices, and supporting other women in business. Through their interaction with ProWIN, they have demonstrated the significance of authentic relationship building and business growth.


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