Betty Manetta Argent Associates, Inc., President and CEO
Achievements: Guiding the growth of Argent Associates, which provides innovative technology, products, services and supply chain solutions; developing a diverse approach to community support that includes awarding scholarships to young people seeking careers in business, and mentoring other minority and women business owners; contributing to charities such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in marketing and accounting, Rutgers University; master’s degree in international studies, Seton Hall University.
Last book read: “The Kill Switch: A Tucker Wayne Novel,” by James Rollins.
Go-to stress buster: “My little dog Rosie. I bring her into the office and she makes working fun, a little heartbeat at your feet.”
What changes would make workplaces friendlier to work-life balance? “Lunch-and-learn and health and fitness/healthy eating programs are ways to help others achieve their goals.”
What do you wish someone had told you when you were first starting out in business? “If you believe in yourself, take the risk. If I knew then what I know now, I would have purchased a building instead of leasing. I could have owned my existing building by now.”
Betty ManettaPresident and CEO
Argent Associates, Inc.
Edison, Middlesex County