Ten Wyandotte women are being honored as a Woman of the Year by , a nonprofit group that aims to empower women to excel.
The honorees will be recognized during at the .
Each day leading up to the event, Wyandotte Patch will introduce you to one of the honorees. Event organizers opted to share only a small portion of each woman's story, saying they wanted to reveal the rest at their gala.
Today, we introduce you to Barbara Duran:
Barbara works for Ford Motor Co. She also is and the owner of Duran Custom Chocolates & Gifts. She is involved with a number of organizations, including Kiwanis Club of Wyandotte, Michigan Association of Planners, Detroit Business Advisory Council, Michigan Professional Women’s Network, Business Network International and the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Barbara also is the chairwoman of the city's Zoning Board of Appeals. At one time, she won the title of Mrs. Wyandotte and competed in the Mrs. Michigan Pageant.
Meet the Other Honorees: