Shannon Isom is President and CEO of YWCA Dayton, dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. She began her career with YWCA Columbus and has worked for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Women's Health Division, Miami Valley Hospital, Premier Health Partners and CareSource. She has extensive post-baccalaureate education from The Ohio State University School of Medicine and Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, and holds a B.S. in pre-medicine/biology from Spelman College and an MBA in healthcare administration from Northeastern D'Amore-McKim School of Business. Accomplishments include: Dayton Business Journal Forty Under 40 and Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame, Leadership Dayton, Dayton Business Journal 50 Most Powerful Women, Better Business Bureau WiBN Top 25 Women to Watch, Antioch College Coretta Scott King Justice Award, and the Dayton Business Journal 2020 Regional Leader of the Year. Through service on the YWCA USA Board of Directors, Key Bank National Advisory Board, Antioch College, City of Dayton’s Special Interest District, as well as President of the Ohio Council of YWCAs, her focus strives for political advocacy, mission, and collective voice within national, state, and local platforms.