'Truths, struggles and lessons learned.' A Columbus Conversation with 6 women who achieve

YWCA Columbus 2023 Women of Achievement top left to right: Laurel Beatty Blunt, judge, Ohio 10th District Court of Appeals; Bettye J. Stull, independent artist and curator; Marilyn Brown, CEO, Marilyn Brown Consulting, LLC and former Franklin County commissioner; Chris Cozad, president, Alternative Auto Care; Colleen Marshall, news anchor, attorney, NBC4; Patrice Palmer, CEO, Chosen 4 Change.

Columbus would not be Columbus without the women who keep it running.

How are women making a difference in Columbus today? Who are the women making a difference and what is their advice for others looking to do the same?

These topics and others will be explored during the next Columbus Conversation, “Women Achieving,” which will feature the six 2023 YWCA Women of Achievement.

Laurel Beatty Blunt, Judge, Ohio 10th District Court of Appeals
Laurel Beatty Blunt, Judge, Ohio 10th District Court of Appeals

Learn more about the women featured:Six honored as 2023 YWCA Columbus Women of Achievement for advocacy, professional work

Hosted by Dispatch Opinion and Community Engagement Editor Amelia Robinson, the free discussion will be streamed live on Dispatch.com, the newspaper’s Youtube Channel and Facebook Page, on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Those who cannot make it at that time can view it on the same platforms following the event.

Anyone who would like to ask the panelists questions can email Robinson at AmeliaRobinson@Dispatch.com.

Chris Cozad, president, Alternative Auto Care
Chris Cozad, president, Alternative Auto Care

“We are excited to sponsor a conversation with these prominent women in our community so they can share their wisdom with all of us,” said Edwina Blackwell Clark, executive editor of The Columbus Dispatch. “Everyone’s journey has nuggets of personal truths, struggles and lessons learned, and I can't wait to hear theirs.”

Who is speaking?

Colleen Marshall, news anchor, attorney, NBC4
Colleen Marshall, news anchor, attorney, NBC4

The panelists, all 2023 YWCA Women of Achievement Award winners, include:

Patrice Palmer, CEO, Chosen 4 Change
Patrice Palmer, CEO, Chosen 4 Change

What is being done to advance women in Columbus?

Each year, the YWCA honors distinguished women in the community. The 2023 YWCA Women of Achievement lunch will be held Thursday, April 27 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The Dispatch is a sponsor.

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In the past, Columbus business leaders have pledged to make their companies more inclusive and diverse, but still, the city has a gender pay gap. In Columbus, women are paid 16% less than men, according to Kirsten Estose, Columbus City Council's legislative analyst.

Bettye J. Stull, independent artist and curator
Bettye J. Stull, independent artist and curator

Earlier this month, Columbus City Council passed an ordinance banning employers from asking candidates questions about their salary history. It was introduced by Council member Lourdes Barroso de Padilla, and she hopes it will create more pay equity among Columbus employers.

Marilyn Brown, CEO, Marilyn Brown Consulting, LLC and former Franklin County commissioner
Marilyn Brown, CEO, Marilyn Brown Consulting, LLC and former Franklin County commissioner

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