The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc. (BNC) is proud to partner with WKBW-TV to showcase successful local women who have given back to the Western New York community. “Women In Leadership” honorees are established women business owners or professional/working women who have exhibited leadership, enterprise, and excellence in their business or profession and give back to the Western New York or greater community. The goal of the program is to recognize women who have succeeded both in the business and charitable arenas and help inspire others to follow in their path.
Each month throughout the year a woman business owner or working woman will be featured on AM Buffalo. Each June, BNC and WKBW-TV will recognize all our honorees at an annual event.
Established woman business owner or working/professional woman who:
- Exhibits leadership, enterprise, and excellence in their business;
- Gives back to Western New York or greater community with volunteer service
Women In Leadership Application
April 2017 Honoree
Berardi Immigration Law, Managing Partner
Berardi Immigration Law is a business immigration law firm that helps individuals and corporations obtain work permits, green cards and citizenship.
After spending five years working with the former INS and six years at a large law firm in Buffalo, Rosanna decided to start her own firm in 2005. It was a huge risk, since she had a very secure job. Rosanna wanted to do things “my way” so she started her firm, alone out of an apartment in Williamsville. Twelve years later, they have 9 full-time and 3 part-time employees and offices in Buffalo, Toronto, Newport Beach, California and London, England.
Rosanna is proud of all the clients they have helped over the last 12 years. She says, "Last year, we had an incredibly difficult case that involved the separation of a 15-year-old boy from his mother. We were able to develop a creative solution and with the assistance of the local CBP office, reunite the family. It was one of the most satisfying cases ever."
Rosanna is a member of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce and American Immigration Lawyers Association; director, American Chamber of Commerce in Canada/Peel Niagara Region; and chair, AILA/Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee.
Berardi Immigration Law is a big community supporter, working closely with The Ronald McDonald House and Special Spaces of Buffalo.