What started out as the Women in Business conference in 2005, the Smart Women Breakfast addresses issues facing women in the workplace. This morning conference also recognizes the achievements of leading businesswomen, inspiring male advocates and effective women’s programs through the Smart Women Awards program.

The Smart Women Breakfast & Awards currently takes place in Cleveland.

Any individual employed by a for-profit or nonprofit organization with a physical presence within the region is eligible for an award.

A look back at the 2019 Smart Women Breakfast & Awards held on April 16, 2019, at The Westin Cleveland Downtown.

Photos by McKinley Wiley. Click on the photo to enlarge.

CLICK HERE to view the 2019 Northeast Ohio Honorees!

Next Smart Women Breakfast & Awards  Coming in 2020

Presented by Cuyahoga Community College

Date, location and nomination information to be posted as soon as available.


Advocate for Advancement:
• Marc S. Byrnes, Oswald Companies 

Progressive Entrepreneur:
Brittani Bo Baker, 
• Flo Brett,Effective Leadership Academy 
• Patti Conti, HMT Associates, Inc. 
• Margaret “Margy” Judd, Executive Arrangements 
• Kathryn, Lindsey and Whitney Neidus, StoneWater Golf Club & Venue 

Progressive Organizations:
• CBIZ, Inc. • Hyland • PNC • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP 

Progressive Woman:
• Heidi Boehlefeld, Renner Otto 
• Melony J.Butler,Dress for Success Cleveland 
• Patricia Connole, US Communications and Electric, Inc. 
• Susan M. Fuehrer, VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System (Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center) 
• Dee Haslam, Cleveland Browns 
Renee Ingram, PHR, SHRM-CP, Apple Growth Partners 
• Laura Kepley, Cleveland Play Hous
• Jeanne Mullin, Reminger Co., LPA 
• Lorraine Vega, KeyBank Foundation 
• Lorna Wisham, FirstEnergy 

For more information, contact Lisa Dore at 440.250.7050 or [email protected]

Take a look back at the 2018 Smart Women Breakfast & Awards held on April 26, 2018, at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility.

Photos by McKinley Wiley. Click on the photo to enlarge.

CLICK HERE to view the 2018 Northeast Ohio Honorees!

View past Smart Women Breakfast & Awards coverage:

CLE Overview Cleveland 2019 Cleveland 2018 Cleveland 2017 Columbus 2018

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