Columbus women you should know: WELDing the Way in 2016

Kitty McConnell

Today, WELD announced its class of 12 high-impact leaders who "support the leadership development of other women, give time, talent and resources to their community, and invest in the growth of women-owned businesses."

WELD, which is in the process of expanding nationally, announced the new branding around the WELD annual calendar: Women WELDing the Way, previously marketed as Women You Should Know.

A reception and calendar launch will be held in the Statehouse Atrium on November 5 from 6 to 8 pm.

Cardinal Health is sponsoring production of the calendar and Thirty-One Gifts is providing style support for the honorees during the calendar shoot.

The Columbus Chapter 2016 Women WELDing the Way calendar honorees are:

  • Jeanette Armbrust, CEO/Owner, Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio
  • Lisa Barton, EVP Transmission, AEP
  • Judge Laurel Beatty, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
  • Nichole Dunn, President and CEO, The Women's Fund of Central Ohio
  • Margaret Finley, Chief Visionary, The Women and Girls Mentoring Society
  • Theresa Harris, President and CEO, TMH Solutions
  • Elizabeth Blount McCormick, President, Uniglobe Travel Designers
  • Natasha Pongonis, Co-Owner at Nativa and CEO at OYE! Business Intelligence
  • Carol Sabourin, Senior Research Leader, Battelle
  • Elizabeth O'Connor Seely, Executive Director and CEO, University Hospital East, OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Stephanie Union, Director, Kegler, Brown, Hill + Ritter Co., L.P.A.
  • Julie Wilkes, North American Wellness Lead, Accenture; Owner, Seven Studios & Julie Wilkes, Inc.

For more information on WELD, visit