celebrating leadership

In collaboration with the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region, Saginaw Intermediate School District is proud to share the announcement and celebration that our Executive Director of Career and Technical Education, Jenny Geno, is among six women being honored with the Women of Achievement Awards. The following media release is distributed on behalf of the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region.

Great Lakes Bay Region - YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region will honor six female leaders from across the Great Lakes Bay Region, in addition to a long-time YWCA volunteer, during their Women of Achievement Awards luncheon on October 10, 2023. The awards honor women from the Great Lakes Bay Region who have demonstrated volunteer or professional activities and have made outstanding contributions in the categories of Business & Entrepreneurship, Civic & Nonprofit, Arts & Education, Healthcare, Social Justice & Advocacy, and Lifetime Achievement. The depth, breadth, and quality of relevant activity of the nominee were considered by the Selection Committee. “Each of the women selected to be honored this year has been an influential force in our community. The stories and achievements, the examples these women set for others, are worthy of celebration,” said Moira Branigan, Executive Director of the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region. 

Here are the 2023 Award recipients:
● Jenny Geno- Arts & Education
● Anesha Stanley- Business & Entrepreneurship
● Jane Fitzpatrick - Civic & Nonprofit
● Jennifer Marar - Healthcare
● Pat Franklin-Lindsey - Social Justice & Advocacy
● Ellen Crane - Lifetime Achievement

The Lorraine Patterson Award, in recognition of her generous volunteerism and work for the advancement of women, will also be given to Ann Coburn-Collins during the ceremony as well. The awards ceremony is open to the public and will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Bay City - Riverfront at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Event sponsors include Dow, Hemlock Semiconductor, AHP, Duperon Corporation, Independent Bank, and Weinlander Fitzhugh. Tickets for the event are $35 for a single ticket or $250 for a table of 8 and are available for purchase at https://www.facebook.com/ywcag...


The YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region was founded in 1891 in Bay County, and we serve Bay, Midland, and Saginaw Counties. We are dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, and dignity for all.


Saginaw Intermediate School District (ISD) is an educational service agency that provides effective and innovative leadership, services, resources, and programs throughout Saginaw County. Saginaw ISD provides career and technical education, early childhood, finance, human resources, instruction, pupil accounting, special education, technology, and transportation services. In addition, Saginaw ISD operates multiple educational programs to meet the unique needs of students ages birth to 26 across Saginaw County, including: Hartley Outdoor Education Center, Head Start/Early Head Start and Great Start to Readiness Programs, Great Lakes Bay Early College, Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center School, and Special Education Center Programs.

Saginaw ISD serves 12 local school districts, five public school academies, and 22 non-public schools, with a total enrollment of approximately 26,000 students. Public school districts supported include: Birch Run Area Schools, Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District, Carrollton Public Schools, Chesaning Union Schools, Frankenmuth School District, Freeland Community School District, Hemlock Public School District, Merrill Community Schools, Saginaw Public School District, Saginaw Township Community Schools, St. Charles Community Schools, and Swan Valley School District. 


For further inquiries, you may contact Chief of Staff Coty Kuschinsky at ckuschinsky@sisd.cc or Moira Branigan at moirabranigan@ywcaglbr.org