WOMEN WHO LEAD | 4TH SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, 5PM

Join Ann Thomas and Luanne Thomas Ewald for a spotlight show on women who are leading the way in business, civics, and humanity.  Monthly shows offer insight on guest accomplishments, with background that is sure to inspire the rise of our next generation.  Find their empowering stories here …

MEET THE 2021 “WOMEN WHO LEAD” HONOREES:

Women Who Lead” honors female leaders from throughout the Great Lakes region who are influencing our communities in positive ways. Each year, we honor 12 of these amazing ladies at our Women Who Lead Honoree Ceremony. These women come from all backgrounds and fields … business leaders, small business owners, community organizers, civil servants, volunteers, and more.  Each offers an inspiring story of a women who is leaning in and pushing the world to new heights. 

FEBRUARY HONOREE, PRESENTED BY GM AND LEAR COPORATION:


February 27, 2021 ~ Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan President Mariam Noland has dedicated her life to finding and funding philanthropic causes that empower Michiganders to live their best lives.

WOMEN WHO LEAD PODCASTS:

MEET THE HOSTS:

Ann Thomas

Ann Thomas is the executive producer of “The Paul W. Smith Show,” heard weekdays from 5:30 to 9 a.m. on WJR.  She is also the executive producer for the radio station, overseeing the work of all WJR producers.  After graduating from Michigan State University in 1982, Ann began her career at WJR as an intern, and has remained a part of the team ever since.

During her tenure at WJRAnn has received numerous awards.  Honors from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, United Press International, the Associated Press, and the Detroit Press Club all celebrate her work both on and off the air.  She was recently inducted into the Michigan Business Women Hall of Fame, and is the 2014 recipient of the Michigan Business and Professional Association’s Women & Leadership in the Workplace Award.  She has also been given the prestigious “Diamond” award from the Association for Women in Communications.


Ann Thomas

Ann Thomas is the executive producer of “The Paul W. Smith Show,” heard weekdays from 5:30 to 9 a.m. on WJR.  She is also the executive producer for the radio station, overseeing the work of all WJR producers.  After graduating from Michigan State University in 1982, Ann began her career at WJR as an intern, and has remained a part of the team ever since.

During her tenure at WJRAnn has received numerous awards.  Honors from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, United Press International, the Associated Press, and the Detroit Press Club all celebrate her work both on and off the air.  She was recently inducted into the Michigan Business Women Hall of Fame, and is the 2014 recipient of the Michigan Business and Professional Association’s Women & Leadership in the Workplace Award.  She has also been given the prestigious “Diamond” award from the Association for Women in Communications.

Luanne Thomas Ewald

Luanne Thomas Ewald serves as CEO of DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She has more than 23 years at DMC, serving in several leadership positions. Most recently, she was Children’s Hospital Vice PresidentBusiness Development and Strategic Planning, and was instrumental in the vision, development, and successful launch of the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan Troy.

Beyond begin a longtime advocate for Children’s Hospital, Luanne has an impressive record of involvement in numerous community and professional organizations.  She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and serves on ACHE’s Regents Advisory Council.  She has also served on the Board of Directors for several youth-focused organizations, and has received numerous honors and recognitions from civic and professional organizations.


Luanne Thomas Ewald

Luanne Thomas Ewald serves as CEO of DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She has more than 23 years at DMC, serving in several leadership positions. Most recently, she was Children’s Hospital Vice PresidentBusiness Development and Strategic Planning, and was instrumental in the vision, development, and successful launch of the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan Troy.

Beyond begin a longtime advocate for Children’s Hospital, Luanne has an impressive record of involvement in numerous community and professional organizations.  She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and serves on ACHE’s Regents Advisory Council.  She has also served on the Board of Directors for several youth-focused organizations, and has received numerous honors and recognitions from civic and professional organizations.

Want to discover even more inspiring women?  Visit our “Women Who Lead” archive to meet our honorees from the last 10 years!

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