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Northwood University announces 2022 Class of Distinguished Women

September 9, 2022

Public invited to hear advice from these industry leaders during free Sept. 19 panel

 Northwood University is pleased to announce the 2022 Class of Distinguished Women.

And, for the first time ever, the university is inviting the public to a Boss Ladies panel for attendees to glean career insight from these industry leaders, which include:

• Carolyn Clifford-Goss of West Bloomfield, a news anchor with WXYZ-TV

• Junia Doan of Midland, a journalist and producer of The Spark, and president of the Herbert and Junia Doan Foundation

• Nicole Glenn of Allen, Texas, the founder and CEO of Candor Expedite

• Wendy H. Steele of Traverse City, the founder and CEO of Impact 100

• Grace Huang of Marietta, Georgia, the president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions

• Sanya L. Bryant Weston of Northville, the founder and CEO of Your Premier Travel Service

“Northwood University has a rich history of honoring the enormous contributions of women,” said Northwood First Lady Mary Ellen MacPhee. “This year’s group of honorees is very accomplished, and we are so thankful they have agreed to be part of a panel discussion where they will share career tips with students, faculty, staff and the general public.”

That panel will be held virtually from 6 to 7 p.m. Those who would like to join can register at

In 1970, the Distinguished Women Award was created by the Northwood University Board of Trustees to honor the enormous contributions of women. The award is a recognition of excellence. Its recipients represent the values Northwood espouses for its own students: commitment to free enterprise, the partnership of arts and business, and the management of global commerce.

The 2022 Class of Distinguished women will be honored during the 53rd Distinguished Women Awards Gala, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, at the H Hotel in Midland.

To learn more about the Distinguished Women Awards and purchase tickets to the Gala, visit

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