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MEET THE 2021 WOMEN WHO LEAD HONOREES:

MEET THE 2020 WOMEN WHO LEAD HONOREES:

WOMEN WHO LEAD HONOREES 2011 – 2019:

2019 Women Who Lead Class

  • Tavi Fulkerson – Founder, The Fulkerson Group
  • Marcy Hayes – Founder, C & B Scene PR & Marketing
  • Anne Parsons – CEO, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Annette Rummel – President & CEO, Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Mimi Musser Cunningham – Former Vice-President, Grand Hotel
  • Anne Blake – Chief Administrative Officer, Pope Francis Center
  • Kimberly Lowell-Leverett –  Director of Volunteers, The Parade Company
  • Candice Miller – Commissioner, Macomb County Public Works 
  • Kelly Carroll-Burgin – Owner & Founder, K. Carroll Accessories
  • Rev. Faith Fowler – Executive Director, Cass Community Services
  • Robin Terry – Chairwoman & CEO, Motown Museum 
  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer

2018 Women Who Lead Class

  • Maura Corrigan – Justice, Michigan Supreme Court (formerly)
  • Denise Gray – President, LG Chem Michigan
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha – Pediatrician, whistle-blower of the Flint Water Crisis
  • Danialle KarmanosDetroit Philanthropist and Social Entrepreneur
  • Tricia Keith – Executive Vice-President, BCBSM
  • Ronia Kruse – Co-Founder & CEO, OpTech
  • Zavid Mangaru – Executive Vice-President of Product Strategy & Innovation, North American Bancard
  • Mary Martin — Owner, Martin Media Services
  • Kylee Mitchell Wells – Executive Director, Ballmer Group’s Detroit Office
  • Lois Shaevsky – President, Variety the Children’s Charity (Detroit Chapter)
  • Amanda Sheehan – Dentist, Oakland Family Dental
  • Shirley Stancato – President & CEO, New Detroit

2017 Women Who Lead Class

  • Farideh R. Bagne – Founder, President & CEO, Magnolia by the Lakes Senior Living Resort
  • Carolyn Cassin – President & CEO, Michigan Women’s Foundation
  • Anne Doyle – President, Michigan Chapter of International Women’s Forum
  • Melanie Duquesnel – President & CEO, Better Business Bureau Eastern Michigan Division
  • Andrea Fischer Newman – Former Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs, Delta Airlines and U of M Regent
  • Karen Fox – Vice-President, Trinity Tool Co.
  • Emily T. Gail – Slogan Creator, Say Nice Things About Detroit
  • Jennifer Gilbert — Founder, Amber Engine, Doodle Home & dPop
  • Wendy Hilliard – Founder, Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation
  • Mary Kramer – Group Publisher, Crain’s Communications
  • Christina Lovio-George – President & CEO, Lovio-George Communications + Design
  • Martha Reeves – Entertainer & Politician

2016 Women Who Lead Class

  • Tonya Allen – President & CEO, The Skillman Foundation
  • Rose Bellanca – President, Washtenaw Community College
  • Tammy Carnrike – COO, Detroit Regional Chamber
  • Lisa Dancsok – Vice-President, Rock Ventures
  • Carole Kowalczyk – Founder, Michigan Center for Fertility & Women’s Health
  • Terry Merritt – Sr. Vice-President, Walbridge
  • Patti Poppe – President & CEO, Consumers Energy
  • Rochelle Riley – Columnist, Detroit Free Press
  • Kelly Rossman-McKinney – CEO & President, Truscott Rossman
  • Amy Tattrie-Loepp – Owner, Tattrie Strategies and Co-Founder, Impact 100 Oakland County
  • Susan Smyth – Chief Scientist, General Motors Manufacturing and Director, GM’s Manufacturing Systems Research Lab
  • Gretchen Valade – Business Mogul (Carhartt, Detroit Jazz Fest, The Parade Co.)

2015 Women Who Lead Class

  • Susie Dahlmann — Executive Director & Co-Founder, Reaching Higher
  • Jane Englehart – Director of Advertising, Ford Dealer Advertising
  • Sharon Gaber – President, University of Toledo
  • Amanda (Amy) L. Good – CEO, Alternatives For Girls
  • Nanci J. Grant — Chief Judge, 6th Circuit Court
  • Kristine B. Mestdagh — Executive Director, John A & Marlene L Boll Foundation
  • Jane McNamara – President & CEO, Green Path Debt Solutions
  • Terri O’Brien – President, Street Marketing
  • Lisa Price – Co-Founder, JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation
  • Anne Schenk – Vice-President of Advancement, Gleaners Community Food Bank
  • Luanne Thomas Ewald — Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE); Regional Vice-President of Business Development, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Debbie Windey – Director of Corporate Alliance & Executive Services, Ford Motor Company

2014 Women Who Lead Class

  • Mary Barra – CEO, General Motors
  • Susan Ianni – General Manager, Gordon Chevrolet
  • Denise Ilitch – Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Lawyer, and member of the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan
  • Grace Keros – Owner, American Coney Island
  • Suzanne Mallare Acton – Asst. Music Director, Michigan Opera Theatre
  • Christine Mason Soneral – Vice-President & General Counsel, ITC
  • Barbara McQuade – U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Cindy Paskey — Founder, Global IT and Strategic Staffing Solutions
  • Gael Sandoval – Senior Manager, Ford Global Action Team
  • Sue Snyder – Michigan’s First Lady
  • Pam Turkin — Founder, Just Baked Cupcakes
  • Kym Worthy – Prosecutor, Wayne County

2013 Women Who Lead Class

  • Lori Blaker – President, TTI Global
  • Mary Liz Curtin – Co-Owner, Leon & Lulu
  • Debbie Dingell – President, D2 Strategies & Wayne State Board of Governors
  • Irma Elder – President & CEO, Elder Automotive Group
  • Connie Holzer – Owner & Dealer Principal, Tom Holzer Ford
  • Donna Inch – Chairman & CEO, Ford Land
  • Nancy Maxwell – Executive Director, Sweet Dreamzzz Inc.
  • Tami Powell – Owner, Oxford Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center
  • Paula Silver – Vice-President of Communications, Quicken Loans
  • Lou Anna Simon – President, Michigan State University
  • Elana Sullivan – President, National MS Society Michigan Chapter
  • Damita Williams – Vice-President of Patient Care Services, DMC Children’s Hospital

2012 Women Who Lead Class

  • Hortensia Albertini – Founder, Global LT
  • Sister Bridget Bears – Head of School, Academy of the Sacred Heart
  • Susan Goodell – President & CEO, Forgotten Harvest
  • Kouhaila Hammer – President & CEO, Ghafari Associates LLC
  • Arestea Kakaris – Owner, Kakaris Family Dentistry
  • Florine Mark – President & CEO, WW Group
  • Carol McCloud – Author, Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
  • Nancy Nawrocki – Founder, Nawrocki Center for Elder & Family Law
  • Faye Nelson – President & CEO, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
  • Jill Ryan, Vocalist
  • Jackie Shuk – Chief Engineer, Ford Motor Company Product Development
  • Regina Villemure – Founder, Children with Hairloss” Charity

2011 Women Who Lead Class

  • Linda Blair — Executive Vice President & Chief Business Officer, ITC
  • Beth Chappell — President & CEO, Detroit Economic Club
  • Louise Downs – Founder, Desert Angels Inc.
  • Renee Draves – Owner/Operator, McDonald’s franchise
  • Sheila Kasselman – Founder, “SkyFoundation
  • Sandy Pierce — Chairman & CEO, First Merit Michigan
  • Linda Prister — Nurse & Executive Director, Dearborn Surgery Center
  • Nancy Schlichting — CEO, Henry Ford Health System
  • Carol Schoch — Founder, Detroit Children’s Choir
  • Rhonda Walker — TV New Anchor, WDIV Channel 4
  • Monica Yesh — Captain, Michigan State Police
  • Lisa Zimmer — Founder & President, “Just For Kids Foundation