CINCINNATI — Kroger on Thursday publicly congratulated Kathleen Barclay, corporate officer and SVP human resources, for her recognition as a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement. Barclay was honored along with eight other women at YWCA's annual event.
"I am honored and humbled to receive this recognition from the YWCA, a truly exceptional organization in Cincinnati and across the country," Barclay said. "I am grateful to work in an industry that provides the incredible opportunity to touch the lives of a very large group of women inside and outside our company, each and every day."
Barclay serves as chair of the board of the National Academy of Human Resources and as a board member of the Human Resource Policy Association. In Cincinnati, she serves on the United Way Women's Leadership Council and as a board member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
The YWCA Salute to Career Women of Achievement was established in 1980 to increase community awareness and appreciation of the diverse contributions of women in the work force and in the community. The luncheon has evolved into the YWCA's largest fundraising event, sponsored by 150 companies and organizations each year. All proceeds directly benefit YWCA programs.
Several Kroger executives are previous recipients of this YWCA recognition, including Marnette Perry, SVP strategic initiatives and operations; Lynn Marmer, group VP corporate affairs; and Kathy Kelly, president of Kroger personal finance.