Three women to be honored at upcoming leadership event

The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce is announcing three local women it will be honoring at next month’s Women in Leadership event.

This year’s honorees are Julie Del Genio, Shen Macheel and Mary Stroh.

Del Genio is Human Resources Leader at Enkei America. An attorney, she has previously served at Cummins, Inc., Irwin Management and IMC Advisors. She volunteers with United Way of Bartholomew County, Greater Columbus Economic Development Corp., kidscommons, and the Columbus Area Arts Council.

Macheel directs Government Programs at LER TechForce, a company affiliated with LHP Engineering Solutions. Macheel has been a leader within the Columbus Chinese community, including helping to organize an exchange of scarce personal protective equipment between Columbus and several of the city’s Chinese friendship cities during the pandemic. She serves on the Greater Columbus Economic Development Corp. board of directors and joins Indiana’s trade missions to China, serving as a translator and cultural expert.

Stroh, is a Partner at Sharpnack Bigley Stroh & Washburn. Stroh has been active with groups including Foundation for Youth, Children Inc., Bartholomew County Bar Association Board of Directors, First United Methodist Church, United Way Citizens’ Review, Columbus Express Soccer Club and Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center.

The three will share their stories at the luncheon, with a theme of Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace.

This year’s luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5th at The Commons. Tickets are $45. Reservations can be made on the Chamber website: