Aspire Announces Finalists for Women Leaders Awards for 2023

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance | | 3.7.23

Awards recognize an individual and a company that are leading the way to support and elevate women in leadership

Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance today announced the finalists for its 2023 Women Leaders awards. The Champion of Women Award recognizes an organization that prioritized women in leadership and provided women with opportunities for growth, both inside and outside their workforces. The Woman Leader of the Year Award recognizes a woman who has made a significant contribution to her company or organization as an influencer, leader, and ally. The winner in both categories will be revealed at the Woman Leaders Workshop on March 8. The event will be held at the Napolitan Student Center at Franklin College.

Finalists by award and category are:

  • Champion of Women – Everyday Leaders, Express Employment Professionals, Franciscan Health, Johnson Memorial Health
  • Woman Leader of the Year – Melahni Ake with Everyday Leaders, Stacia Jones with becauseOne, Kathleen Spindler with Endress+Hauser, Krista Taggart with Endress+Hauser

“Aspire is proud to continue our Women Leaders programming and to recognize the contributions of the award nominees,” said Aspire Vice President of Investor Development and Relations, Angela Vandersteen.

“Our local business community has created supportive work environments that promote upward mobility, and we are grateful to be able to showcase these outstanding organizations and leaders.”

As a chamber of commerce and an economic development organization, Aspire hopes to use its reach and influence to shine a spotlight on the contributions women make in the business community. The Women Leaders Workshop is a platform created for this very purpose.

Aspire’s 2023 Women Leaders Workshop is presented by Johnson Memorial Hospital. The awards program is presented by Ageless Aesthetics.