Each year Indianapolis Business Journal recognizes local women who have demonstrated professional excellence and leadership in their careers and community service. IBJ first published a list of influential women in 1996. They included government and civic leaders and top executives in a variety of industries.

It is really cool that this year the expanded the category to include women from the small business community and I am honored to be on the list. I am in very good company, along with:

  • Joyce Sommers  – Executive Director Of the INdianapolis Art Center
  • Melina Kennedy – Baker and Daniels, who I hope will run for Mayor in a few years
  • Claudette Einhorn and Yvonne Shaeen – Civic leaders and community volunteers
  • Susan Brock Williams – Purdue University
  • Alecia DeCoudreaus VP General Counsel, LIlly USA
  • Beverley Pitts President, University of Indianapolis
  • Linda McCoy – Pastor, The Garden
  • Teresa Lubbers – State Senate
  • Kathleen Givens Lucas = Bose Mckinney & Evans
  • Margo Lacy Eccles – VP LDI
  • Melissa Profitt Reese – Ice Miller
  • Ann Shane, VP Bio Crossroads
  • Ann M. DeLaney – Founding Partner DeLaney & DeLaney
  • Ellen Rosenthal, President & CEO Conner Prairie
  • Sharon O”Donoghue Exec Diorector Business Onwership Initiative of Indiana ( The other Small Business leader on the list)
  • Susan Williams – President Indiana Sports Corp