CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland chapter of Women for Economic Leadership and Development, an organization that works to elevate women, on Thursday honored 12 Cleveland women for their leadership in their industries.
“They inspire others by living WELD’s mission to develop and advance women’s leadership to strengthen the economic prosperity of the communities we serve,” WELD President Barb Smoot said in a news release.
The nonprofit organization was founded in Columbus in 2003, and branched into Cleveland in 2016. There are also chapters in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma.
The “WELDing the Way” honorees will be featured on the nonprofit’s 2019 calendar. They were selected from a pool of nominees, based on their commitment to develop and advance women’s leadership, their own leadership, and their readiness to advance to the next level of leadership. The theme this year is “Be the difference.”
Dr. Martina Moore, President & CEO, Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc.
Jacquelyne E. Bailey, Director, Regional Coordination & Civic-Based Programming/Civic Education, Cleveland Clinic, Office of Government and Community Relations
Robin Doerschuk, Vice President and General Manager, Snip Internet
Renée Holcomb Hardwick, Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, KeyBank National Association
Beth Knorr, Director, Summit Food Coalition
Amy Martin, Vice President of Marketing, Mezu Inc.
Anjua Maximo, Co-Creator of GrooveRyde and Creator of The Electric Life + Pure Mvmnt
Kris McGuigan, President, Professional Courage · Linda McHugh, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cleveland Clinic
Cheryl Perez, President, BIG-HR
Alicia Robinson, Founder, Executive Director, Limitless Ambition
Jessica N. Tischler, Regional Director for Service to the Armed Forces and International Services, American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio