The 2016 YWCA Canton 26th Stark County Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees are:

Barbara Abbott– Canton Food Tours
Judith E. Barnes Lancaster –  Esquire
Elaine Russell Reolfi - TimkenSteel Corporation
Karen Shackelford –  C&S Turf Care Equipment  

Corey Minor Smith -  Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority & Canton City School Board member
Kim Kettering, teen nominee,North Canton Hoover High School


Thank you for your support!

See our Inductee video by clicking here
Special thanks to North Canton Hoover High School video productions program students Nathan Kelley and Nick Langer, and Tom Wilson, journalism program media coordinator for creating this video!



For 26 years, the Women's Hall of Fame has honored a select group of women and one exceptional female high school student, who have made extraordinary contributions to their families, workplaces and/or communities and displayed a dedication to the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Since 1990, the YWCA Canton is proud to have honored 162 of Stark County's women of achievement.

Thank you to our sponsors

Justice Sponsor

The Canton Repository

Rembrandt Homes

Freedom Sponsor


​Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Gene and Nicole Thorn

Dr. & Mrs. Edward Schirack

Dignity Sponsor

Dr. & Mrs. David Spriggs

Mercy Medical Center

 Abbott Electric

Grabowski & Co.

Don Starn

​UBS Wealth Management

Champion Sponsor

Donald and Rhoda Hart

​Judge Chryssa Hartnett

Teresa Purses

Judge Dixie Park

​Baker, Dublikar, Beck, Wiley and Mathews

Mrs. Sadie (Carl) Shaheen

Mike and Carol Shaheen

​United Architectural Metals, Inc. 

​Beneficial Building Services

Darlene Violet

​Barbara Ewing Cockroft