Womens History Month

Beth Keyser is a 25-year healthcare industry veteran with a passion for leading organizations that are on a mission to make people healthier.   Beth was named president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana in 2020. The Anthem health plan in Indiana is the largest in the state with nearly 5,000 Indiana-based associates, […]

Mel McMahon Stone is an entrepreneur, podcast host, radio and television contributor, and local business activist. In 2014, Mel co-founded Indiana Originals (now known as IndianaOwned.com), a promotions and branding company for Indiana-owned businesses. In 2020, she co-founded Indiana Gifts, an online gift shop featuring products made by Indiana companies now with a brick-and-mortar location […]

No Label at the Table began when Shelly Henley’s son was turning eighteen and transitioning to adulthood. He said he wanted to be a chef in restaurant. Initially, she giggled and told him, “No you like to eat at restaurants.” Then she realized, no of course, he’d want to cook. He started a gluten/casein free […]

Growing up in the 70’s in Henry County, broadcasting was not even in the top 100 jobs Terri Stacy would hope to have as an adult.  Especially a career at the Radio station her parents listened to morning, noon, and night.   In 1985, Terri took a job as a Receptionist at WIBC/WNAP Radio hoping to […]

Commander Ida Williams has over 34 years of law enforcement experience. She began her career as a police officer at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis after graduating from Indiana University Bloomington in 1987. She joined the Indianapolis Police Department in 1989.   Commander Williams has earned every Police Merit Rank including being the 3rd black […]

Beth Rovazzini is president and owner of B&W Plumbing and Heating Co, Inc. Her parents, Jerry and Mary Bratton, started the company in their garage in 1961.  Upon graduation with an accounting degree from Indiana University, Beth started her career as a staff accountant at Arthur Anderson. It did not take long for her to […]

Mel Raines is in her ninth season with Pacers Sports & Entertainment as President and COO Officer as well as President of the 2024 NBA All-Star Local Organizing Committee.  Raines is responsible for Corporate Communications, Community Engagement, Facility and Event Operations and Management, Human Resources, and IT in addition to the Fieldhouse of the Future […]

Tina McIntosh founded Joy’s House, an adult day service, in 1999 at the age of 27. For nine years, she had dreamed of a place – an inviting, warm and homelike facility – to care for aging and challenged adults during the day. Today, Joy’s House serves families of greater Indianapolis and is a vital, […]

Appointed May 2011, Nikki C. Woodson is the Superintendent of Schools for the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township. Washington Township is a K-12 public school district with over 11,000 students (67% students of color & 57% qualify for free/reduced lunch) and nearly 1,600 employees. Dr. Woodson leads 1 preschool, 8 elementary schools, 3 middle […]

Take a look at our list of Women’s History Month Honorees on Behalf of B1057 below! Allison Melangton – Senior VP of Penske Entertainment Click here to learn more on why Allison Melangton is one of our honorees! Dr. Nikki C. Woodson – Superintendent of Schools for the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township Click […]