Women's Leadership Forums


Dec. 4
Women's Leadership Forum: The Personal, The Professional, and the Ideal Worker


  • Tracy Dumas, assistant professor of management and human resources, Fisher College of Business
  • Mary Navarro, Senior EVP, Retail & Business Banking Director, Huntington Bank

June 26
Women's Leadership Forum


  • Debra Jasper, founder, Mindset Digital
  • Kailee Goold, attorney, Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
  • Mike Kaufmann, CFO, Cardinal Health


Jan. 16
Legal Common Sense: Tips and Trends for the Professional Woman
Presenters: Stephanie P. Union, Vinita Bahri-Mehra, Loriann E. Fuhrer and Rasheeda Kahn, attys., Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter


Dec. 6
Achieving Your Potential in a Crazy, Busy World
Jan Valentic, SVP regional marketing, Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

Aug. 1
Discussion: Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg
Moderated by COE Executive Director Peg Pennington

April 26
Maggie Lewis, lecturer, Fisher College of Business
"Negotiating for Success"


Oct. 12
Lynn Kelley, vice president of continuous improvement, Union Pacific Railroad
"Women Helping Women - Revisited"

April 19
Gail Marsh, chief strategy officer, Wexner Medical Center at OSU
"A Fine Balance"


Oct. 17
Lynn Kelley, vice president of continuous improvement, Union Pacific Railroad
"Women Helping Women"

May 18
Christina S. Sistrunk, Vice President Production Assets, Deep Water – Gulf of Mexico, Shell Energy Resources Company
“Life, Love and Operations Management: The Challenges of Managing Deep Water Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico”


April 23
Laura Ambrose, Responsible Care Leader, Dow Chemical
Women Leaders and Safety at Dow 


Nov. 13
Stacey Gellner, Senior Group Leader and Kelly Sakai, Store Team Leader with Target
"Creating a Culture of Opportunities for Women Leaders at the Target Corporation"

May 5

Tammy Bliss, Strategic Project Manager in the Office of the CEO & President, Coca-Cola
"Overcoming Challenges for Women Leaders in the Corporate World"

Jan. 20
Michelle Carnahan, Executive Director Global Marketing & Sales Transformation and Jo Taylor, Executive Director Customer Engagement Model with Eli Lilly
The article “Women and the Vision Thing” by Herminia Ibarra and Otilia Obadaru, published by the Harvard Business Review can be purchased through the HBR Web site.
View a discussion guide to accompany a conversation of the article.


Oct. 17
Panel from Cardinal Health: Cassi Baker, Vice President, State Government Relations, Deborah Dunipace, Senior Diversity & Inclusion Consultant , Cara Forester, Director Communications, Stephanie Revish, Director of External Reporting and Technical Accounting, Jill Felton LaNouette, Vice President Communications
"Creating an Internal Women's Network"

May 8
Lynn Kelley
, PhD, Vice President Six Sigma with Textron, Inc.
"Personal Story of Challenges and Successes by a Women Leader"


Oct. 17
Maria C. Coyne
, Executive Vice President and National Sales Executive for KeyBank
"How to Create and Support your Own Internal and External Women's Network"

May 22
Cheryl Jones
,Vice President Manufacturing at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
"Never Turn Down an Opportunity in your Career"


Nov. 3
Carol A. Christobek
, Business Process Redesign Manager at Ashland, Inc.
"Successes and Challenges in my Career in Operations Management"


Sept. 30
Mary Ellen Sheets,
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK/INTERNATIONAL, Inc. and her daughter, Melanie Bergeron, President
"From a Small Moving Business to an International Corporation"


Jan Santerre, Vice President of Lean Enterprise for Parker Hannifin
"Balancing Family and Key Leadership Role at Parker Hannifin"


Donna Demerling, Senior Vice President, Quality and Lean Six Sigma, Timken