Women in this community and everywhere have important roles, including in leadership positions. The fourth annual Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Leadership luncheon at The Commons was a good example of such contributions.
The four women honored May 19 represented diverse backgrounds:
Lisa Shafran, president of Turning Point Domestic Violence Services
Julie Quesenbery, Columbus police officer and school resource officer
Jean Donica, Re/Max Real Estate co-owner and broker
Jennifer Rumsey, vice president and chief technical officer of Cummins
While their backgrounds are different, they have things in common, including:
A desire to achieve dreams
A willingness to help others
An appreciation for people who have provided support and encouragement
That commonality has played an important role in their ability to help people who have been hurt, ensure the safety of children and residents, be successful in business and succeed in an industry historically associated with men.
The accomplishments of Shafran, Quesenbery, Donica and Rumsey are worthy of recognition and provide positive examples that younger females can look up to and use for inspiration.
In that regard, continuing this annual program is important, so that younger females continue to learn about women in the community who are setting good examples through their leadership and contributions.
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