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.

Next Smart Women Breakfast & Awards  October 7, 2021

Presented by Cuyahoga Community College

The Westin Cleveland Downtown  7:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

Congratulations to the 2021 Honorees


• Kanisha Rounsaville, Balance Cheer and Gymnastics
• Laura Steinbrink, Emerald Built Environments, LLC
• Marisa Sergi, L’uva Bella Winery
• Rachel-Yvonne Talton, Synergy International Limited, Inc.
• Tina Chamoun, Terranean Herbs & Spices


• Channel Products
• Grants Plus
• Regency Construction Services, Inc.


• Lauren Hanna-Masuga, Blue Technologies
• Elizabeth Voudouris, Business Volunteers Unlimited
• India Birdsong, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
• Renee Richard, Cuyahoga Community College
• Jenice Contreras, Hispanic Business Center/Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
Adrienne Ferraro Mueller, Jones Day
Corrie Menary, Kirtland Capital Partners
Renee Weiss, Millennia Housing Management, Ltd.
Jennifer Morrissey, Oswald Companies
Peggy Roberts, The Riverside Company
Inajo Davis Chappell, Ulmer & Berne LLP
Helen Forbes Fields, United Way of Greater Cleveland


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


The 2020 Smart Women Breakfast & Awards was a Virtual Conference held on October 9, 2020.

CLICK HERE to view the 2020 Honorees!

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

Click here to view the entire photo album on our Facebook page. Photos by McKinley Wiley.

CLICK HERE to view the 2019 Honorees!

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

Click here to view the entire photo album on our Facebook page. Photos by McKinley Wiley.

CLICK HERE to view the 2018 Honorees!


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