mig_sbn smart women logoMagnus is proud to have been a patron sponsor for the third consecutive year of the Smart Business Smart Women Breakfast.

The event was held yesterday at LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility in Westlake.

The Smart Women program recognizes individual female executives for their professional achievements, as well as organizations that support women-based initiatives and foster workplaces where women can thrive.

Shelli Riley, Purchasing & Client Support for Magnus

Shelli Riley, Purchasing & Client Support for Magnus


Nicki Artese with
Dr. Margaret McKenzie


Panelists included Dr. Margaret McKenzie, section head of obstetrics and gynecology at Cleveland Clinic, Cathy Belk, president of JumpStart, and Wendy Edgar, Americas human resource director at EY.

The engaging and motivational discussion was moderated by Tiffani Tucker of 19 Action News.

The achievements of leading businesswomen, inspiring male advocates and effective women’s programs were acknowledged during the Smart Women Awards portion of the program.

Winners provided moving accounts of the challenges they overcame to succeed in business and the sources of their everyday inspiration and support.

Representing Magnus at the event were Shelli Riley and Nicki Artese.