Leading Ladies 2017

Bianca Alicea


Chubby Chico Charms is truly a representation of the American dream,” says owner Bianca Alicea. “That women working together really can make great things happen. That if family works together, you can change your future and the future of your children. That hard work is the key to success.” At 17 years old, with a newborn with special needs, Bianca founded Chubby Chico Charms with her mother Alana. Now, the company employs 25 people, many of whom are working moms. Chubby Chico Charms handcrafts over 10,000 designs of keepsake necklaces, bracelets, charms and more, all made in the USA. In addition to all of that, they have a fundraising program that has raised millions of dollars for local schools, and “is growing so fast we can hardly keep up,” Bianca says. “Some of them are the same inner city schools I attended. I know how hard it is to attend those schools and have taken great joy in being able to help in some way.” Chubby Chico Charms is expanding their fundraising program, and continues to grow. Bianca says, “I have found that drive, hard work and persistence can achieve anything.”

339 Woonasquatucket Avenue, North Providence | 404-4018

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