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May / June 2015
Meet the women from Cleveland and Akron who are building an environment where women can thrive personally and professionally.
Athena Awards 2015 Recipient: Linda Warren
With roots in social activism, Linda Warren has spent a career inspiring women and low-income families to stand up and be heard.
Athena Awards 2015 Recipient: Terri Heckman
Countless women have survived the tragedy of rape and abuse thanks to Terri Heckman's work in advocating for women in crisis.
Athena Awards 2015 Finalist: Laura Hauser
For Laura Hauser, community service isn't just boards and committees — she gets her hands dirty for families in crisis.
Athena Awards 2015 Finalist: Judit Puskas
Dr. Judit Puskas is fighting for innovations in breast health while working to boost the number of women in academia.
Athena Awards 2015 Finalist: Judith E. Matsko
She taught and coached thousands of girls, but Judith E. Matsko's cancer diagnosis inspired her to do more.
Athena Awards 2015 Finalist: Donae Ceja
After a successful banking career, Donae Ceja's volunteer work turned into a second career of community service.
Athena Awards 2015 Finalist: Dr. Marjorie Greenfield
Dr. Marjorie Greenfield's barrier-breaking career has touched her patients, colleagues and women seeking answers.
Athena Awards 2015 Finalist: Lisa Hilling
With her balance of a successful legal career and single parenthood, Lisa Hilling has inspired other women doing the same.
Athena Awards 2015 Finalist: Denise San Antonio Zeman
After a career of reviving struggling institutions, Denise San Antonio Zeman put a young foundation on the map.
Athena Awards 2015 Finalist: Debra Shifrin
Debra Shifrin speaks up for children with disabilities while building a firm where working mothers can thrive.
Athena 2015 Young Professional Award: Lauren Rudman
Lauren Rudman isn't much older than the women she mentors, but she's become a cheerleader for their success.
Athena 2015 Young Professional Award: Jennifer Hertzig
BCG & Co.'s Jennifer Hertzig helps others succeed through employee training programs that pay it forward.
Athena 2015 Corporate Leadership Award: PNC
With a workforce that's 62 percent female, PNC has earned national recognition for its support of women.
Athena 2015 Corporate Leadership Award: FedEx Custom Critical
FedEx Custom Critical works to help its female employees find a path to advancement and success.
Athena Awards 2015: Past Winners
As many of us embrace the term Rust Belt with pride, our region's manufacturers are blending industrial legacy with startup creativity. Inside Business proudly honors this year's eight Manny Award winners that embody excellence in product development, process innovation, employee safety, digital business and global growth.
Rockwell Automation's PlantPAx gives manufacturers a way to keep multiple systems working together.
A $7,000 screwdriver sounds outrageous to the average gearhead, but for ASG, the X-PAQ tool is driving significant growth.
Digital printing has made ArtWall's just-in-time business model possible, driving more than $2.5 million in revenue.
Lighting the Way
With technology that makes cancer cells glow, Akrotome Imaging is easing patients' worries and trimming health care costs.
TinyCircuits took open-sourced electronics and shrunk them to make product design easier for hobbyists and startups.
In Good Hands
A 2007 workplace injury drove an employee safety strategy that has kept Talan Products incident-free for two years.
Free and Clear
With a clear coat that makes any wall a dry-erase surface, Sherwin-Williams is bringing color to the same-old whiteboard.
The Chevrolet Cruze has returned General Motors' Lordstown Complex to its former glory.
Ken Babby breathed new life into Akron's RubberDucks with a Canal Park face-lift and quirky promotional strategies.
Randell McShepard's appointment as the first African-American president of the Union Club this month signals a new day for an institution long perceived as a bastion for wealthy white men.
Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. goes full-throttle with a custom-made automated bottling line.
Career in Gear
May 15th is National Bike to Work Day. Teacher and avid biker Kyle Brooks gives his best advice for commuting on two wheels.
New Face for Old Brooklyn
Jeffrey T. Verespej has big plans for his old neighborhood.
Engage Cleveland's YP Week 2015 gives young professionals the chance to connect with each other and the city.
Lock and Key
At 24, Chris Wentz has unlocked the key to tech investment dollars for his password-access device Everykey.
WORKING THE ROOM
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All By My Lonesome
The social component of offices may trump the flexibility of a work-from-home life.
To reach millennials, you'd better craft 80 million individual strategies. Otherwise, don't waste your time.
Busting Business Myths
These five traditional business beliefs are best left in the archives.
Growing Young Talent
Age is just a number at Benesch, where associates thrive in an entrepreneurial environment that values young professionals as its foundation for the future.
A Little Love from Locals
It’s not usually the job of a convention and visitors bureau to win over local residents, but Destination Cleveland’s CEO is reporting big successes by turning local skeptics into Cleveland boosters.
The nation’s top number cruncher brings local labor statistics to light.
ACCOUNTING BEST PRACTICES
The first tax season under the Affordable Care Act is behind us. Now follow these five lessons learned to get ready for even bigger ACA implications this year.