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Join the 2022 ATHENA Akron Women’s Leadership Day Celebration on August 5

AKRON, OHIO – The 14th annual ATHENA Women’s Leadership Day Celebration will connect several hundred established and emerging women leaders on Friday, August 5th from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Portage Country Club (240 N. Portage Path, Akron).

This event, offered by ATHENA Akron, Inc., provides a venue for emerging women leaders to gain valuable information about leadership from established leaders. Emcee will be GinaKaye Maddox, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Training Officer, Red Oak Behavioral Health. Greta Johnson,Assistant Chief of Staff and Director of Communications, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro’s Office, and 2022 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient, will present the keynote welcome.

Honorary event chairs are: Judge Alison Breaux, Summit County Court of Common Pleas; Catey Breck, Director of Strategic Development, City of Akron Office of Integrated Development; Sabrina Christian-Bennett, Commissioner, Portage County; Kim Cole, Vice President, Advancement, The University of Akron; Christine Curry, Chief Executive Officer, Open M; Lashawrida Fellows, Deputy Director, Human Resources, County of Summit; Cristina González Alcalá, Ph.D., Community Investment Officer, Akron Community Foundation; Laura Hnat, Ohio Director of Philanthropy, Trust for Public Land; Carla Jackson, Head of Middle School & Director of Entrepreneurship,
Emmanuel Christian Academy and Akron Public School Board Member; Getta Kutuchief, Director of Outreach & Education, Summit County Juvenile Court; Stephanie Leonardi, Founder and Director, Summit Lake Build Corps; Mindy S. Marsden, Partner, Transaction Services, Bober Markey Fedorovich; Julie Mazon, President, Goodyear Women’s Network; Lakisha Miller-Barclay
Executive Director & CEO, Rubber Division, ACS; Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., Program for Research on Anxiety Disorders Among African-Americans, Department of Psychological Sciences, Kent State University; Alicia Robinson, Founder, Limitless Ambition; Mona Sarkar, Senior Vice President, Baird; Diana L. Selzer, Vice President, Commercial Banking, S&T Bank; Shaleeta Smith, Director, Family Health, Summit County Public Health; Karen Starr, Interior Designer, Gallery
Owner, Community Dreamer, Hazel Tree Interiors; Julie Ann Sweet-Buntin
Vice President SBA Sales, KeyBank National Association; Bronlynn Thurman, Program Officer, GAR Foundation; Sarah Vojtek, Director of Development, Stewart’s Caring Place; and Lorna Wisham,
Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Community Involvement, FirstEnergy and President, First Energy Foundation.

For information and to register for the ATHENA Women’s Leadership Day event, visit