Shannon Isom is President and CEO of YWCA Dayton. She is responsible for the executive and administrative leadership of YWCA Dayton, dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. She served as a YWCA Dayton Board member, as well as Board Chair, before taking the helm in 2013. Isom began her career with YWCA Columbus; hired as a program manager of a pilot program, she solidified her commitment to women and her passion for community health. She has worked for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Women's Health Division, Miami Valley Hospital, Premier Health Partners and CareSource. Isom has extensive post-baccalaureate education from The Ohio State University School of Medicine and Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She holds a B.S. in pre-medicine/biology from Spelman College and an MBA in healthcare administration from Northeastern D'Amore-McKim School of Business.
Accomplishments include: Dayton Business Journal Forty Under 40 and Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame, Leadership Dayton, Dayton Business Journal 50 Most Powerful Women, Better Business Bureau WiBN Top 25 Women to Watch, and Antioch College Coretta Scott King Justice Award.
She has spoken in a range of venues, including University of Dayton Human Rights Conference, TEDx Dayton, YWCA USA, Girls on the Run, and POWER RISING Summit. Through service on the YWCA USA Board of Directors, Key Bank National Advisory Board, Antioch College, City of Dayton’s Special Interest District, as well as President of the Ohio Council of YWCAs, her focus strives for political advocacy, mission, and collective voice within national, state, and local platforms.