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First woman of color to lead Y board of directors

May 1, 2023
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Kristin Mays-Corbitt has been elected as the Chair of the Board of Directors at the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, making her the first woman of color to hold the position. This is a significant milestone for any woman of color in leadership positions.

Mays-Corbitt is the President and CEO of Mays Chemical, where she has worked since 1997 in various roles before being promoted to her current position in 2012. She is a graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, where she earned both a bachelor's degree in business management and an MBA. She has been recognized for her leadership in business and community service, including being named to the Indianapolis Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" list in 2009 and receiving the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Distinguished Entrepreneur Award in 2014.

Woman of color on the board acts like A trailblazer for diversity and inclusion

Mays-Corbitt's appointment as the first woman of color acting as Chair of the Board of Directors at the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is an important step towards increasing diversity and inclusion in leadership positions. Women of color are often underrepresented in leadership roles in many organizations, and Mays-Corbitt's election is a significant milestone for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and the wider community.

Mays-Corbitt's dedication to community investment and her commitment to advancing innovation and progress in the region make her an excellent candidate for this leadership position. She serves on the boards of Hamilton Southeastern High School's Royal Pride PTO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Indiana University School of Business Dean Council, the 16 Tech Community Corporation, the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, and IU Health. She also volunteers on the NBA All-Star 2024 Board of Directors and volunteered on the Civic Advisory Council for NFL Super Bowl XLVI.

The election of Mays-Corbitt as Chair of the Board of Directors at the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis demonstrates the organization's commitment to diversity and inclusion in leadership positions. Her appointment will inspire more women of color to pursue leadership roles and contribute to the development and growth of the local business community.

Kristin Mays-Corbitt's election as the first woman of color Chair of the Board of Directors at the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is a significant achievement and a positive step towards increasing diversity and inclusion in leadership positions. Her passion for community investment, her track record of success, and her commitment to innovation and progress make her an excellent candidate for the role, and her appointment will undoubtedly inspire more women of color to pursue leadership roles in the future.

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