President & Provost's Council on Women - Glass Breakers

Meet the women improving Ohio State

Group of the Glass Breakers at OSU football game with crowd behind them
Glass Breakers receive a tribute at the 9/1/2018 Buckeye football game.

As women navigate the workforce and career development, it’s often said that “you can’t be what you can’t see.” That’s why we created Glass Breakers, to shine a spotlight on successful women at Ohio State who have made extraordinary achievements and use those accomplishments to improve workplace culture and uplift women across the university. Each year since 2015, the President and Provost’s Council on Women has recognized a group of women as Ohio State Glass Breakers.

President Michael V. Drake's 2020 Vision for Ohio State includes a charge for greater diversity and inclusion. In their daily work, the women recognized as Glass Breakers live that mission.

These women are trailblazers.

"They have worked tirelessly, not only to move forward in their own careers, but also to create opportunities for women at Ohio State. They are role models, shining examples of possibility for fellow faculty and staff and inspiring mentors to students," President Drake said.

The women receiving this recognition come from different backgrounds. They have different styles. They serve the university in various ways. One thing they have in common? They are women you should know.