Metal Flow CEO honored as Woman of Achievement and Courage

Kelly Springer, CEO of Metal Flow Corp., will be one of three women honored in April by Michigan Women Forward (MWF).

Springer, who has been part of the leadership team for the Holland-based auto parts manufacturer since 2013, says she’s committed to the organization’s mission to champion social and economic equality for women. 

“As I look at the important work Michigan Women Forward does across the state to empower women and girls, I am honored to be recognized with the other honorees this year. I look forward to continuing my support of the MWF mission,” Springer says. 

WomanUp & Celebrate

MWF, a statewide organization focused on creating an inclusive economy for the state of Michigan so that all women and girls can reach their full potential, will host the 29th annual WomanUp & Celebrate events on April 21 and 28.

The online awards ceremony and networking events will honor this year’s Woman of Achievement and Courage awardees. Funds raised from the event support MWF’s mission to promote financial independence, economic justice, and gender equity for Michigan women and girls. Viewers will have an opportunity to hear from some remarkable women entrepreneurs and young women supported by MWF.  
The virtual event will be broadcast live on two dates: in West Michigan on April 21 at 12:30 p.m., and in Southeast Michigan on April 28 at 12:30 p.m.  

Honorees, events

The West Michigan honorees for the 2021 WomanUp & Celebrate events are: 
  • Tasha Blackmon, president and CEO of Cherry Health. 
  • Sue Jandernoa, board of directors at the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, First Steps of Kent County, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Broadway Grand Rapids, and serves as a trustee at Grand Valley State University. 
  • Kelly Springer, CEO of Metal Flow Corp. 

Southeast Michigan’s honorees are Dr. Betty Chu, JoAnn Chavez, and Byna Elliott. Detailed biographies of each recipient are listed on the MWF website:
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