Ohio Court of Appeals Judge Laurel Beatty Blunt, who will be returning to the Ford School as a Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, was saluted by her hometown YWCA as a 2023 Woman of Achievement. Beatty Blunt, the first Black woman to serve on the Court of Appeals, is a founding member of the Ohio Black Judges Association. At the Ford School, she teaches about the Supreme Court of the United States.
"I come from a family tradition of doing well while doing good," she told the packed gathering.
Giving advice to the young women in the audience, she said, "No matter what is said about you, you are ultimately the ones that determine who and what you will be. Use your voice and be unafraid."