Megan Holstein has been awarded with the YWCA's Women to Watch Award:
The YWCA Columbus program Women of Achievement, launched in 1986 to salute central Ohio women with long records of service to the community, is expanding to honor some of the region’s rising stars, too.
The organization’s first “Women To Watch” will be recognized — along with their previously announced Women of Achievement counterparts — at a luncheon on April 3 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. (For ticket and sponsorship details, visitwww.ywcacolumbus.org.)
The three inaugural Women To Watch honorees:
• Megan Holstein, 17, a senior at Dublin Coffman High School and founder of Pufferfish Software, which has logged more than 8,200 downloads of its iPad and iPod applications — all designed for children who, like Holstein’s two younger brothers, struggle with autism
• Hannah Johnson, 12, a seventh-grader at Gahanna Middle School West; frequent volunteer vocalist at funerals, including those for other young people; and finalist in the Ohio Idol and Voice of the City talent competitions
• Tanisha Robinson, 31, director of digital strategy and marketing at T-shirt producer Skreened.com; and founder of Fudha.com, which, before its sale in 2011, supported the Mid-Ohio Foodbank by pitching daily restaurant deals to more than 30,000 subscribers