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.
DECEMBER HONOREE ~ SUZANNE GREENBERG
December 15, 2021 ~ Children’s Trust Fund Executive Director Suzanne Greenberg talks about her dedication to improve the lives of children by preventing child abuse and child neglect, and raising money for children in need.
NOVEMBER HONOREE ~ SHANNON QUINN
November 15, 2021 ~ Bridgestone Automotive Original Equipment US and Canada Consumer Tires President Shannon Quinn talks about her journey as an engineer, and her career in the automotive industry.
OCTOBER HONOREE ~ CARLA BAILO
October 15, 2021 ~ Center for Automotive Research (CAR) President and CEO Carla Bailo talks to Ann Thomas from the Mackinac Policy Conference about her career in the auto industry, and the research her organization undertakes.
SEPTEMBER HONOREE ~ Michele Hodges
September 15, 2021 ~ Belle Isle Conservancy President and CEO Michele Hodges talks about her efforts to bring more private and public resources to the beautiful Detroit island park, while also preserving and restoring the environment and structures on Belle Isle.
SEPTEMBER HONOREE ~ Veronica McNally
September 15, 2021 ~ Public health advocate Veronica McNally talks about her career pushing the importance of childhood vaccinations, and working with the CDC to promote immunization practices.
AUGUST HONOREE ~ Dr. DEE FENNER
August 15, 2021 ~ Michigan Medicine OB-GYN and August “Women Who Lead” honoree Dr. Dee Fenner talks about the recent “birth-surge” that has resulted from the pandemic, and how she and her staff have been working tirelessly to keep all involved healthy, happy, and safe.
JUNE HONOREE ~ TRINA GOVAN SCOTT
July 4, 2021 ~ Rocket Companies Chief Diversity Officer Trina Govan Scott talks about how she works to foster a culture of equity and inclusion by leveraging the diverse perspectives of the company’s employees.
MAY HONOREE ~ PATRICIA MOORADIAN:
May 22, 2021 ~ Patricia Mooradian, longtime president and CEO of The Henry Ford, talks with Ann and Luanne about her career to date, with highlights of her time at the renowned museum. She also gives us a preview of some of the exciting exhibits that The Henry Ford has planned for 2021 and beyond.
APRIL HONOREE ~ TELVA MCGRUDER:
April 25, 2021 ~ April “Women Who Lead” honoree Michelle Morris, vice president of global marketing solutions for Facebook, talks about the path of her career and the challenges marketers face in today’s ever-evolving digital landscape.
MARCH HONOREE ~ TELVA MCGRUDER:
March 28, 2021 ~ Telva McGruder, General Motors’ chief of diversity, equity, and inclusion, talks about how her role is leading the automaker towards the goal of becoming the most inclusive and diverse company in the World.
FEBRUARY HONOREE ~ MARIAM NOLAND:
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.
JANUARY HONOREE ~ PAMELA GOOD:
January 24, 2021 ~ Beyond Basics Founder and CEO Pamela Good talks about her organization’s efforts to eradicate illiteracy in Southeast Michigan, one student at a time.