Our member spotlight for this month is GLORIA KENLEY, mostly called “Ms. Glo”. She has been a member of 100 BLACK WOMEN COLUMBUS for 15 years, She has been in the travel business for over 42 years and owns THE KENLEY KONNECTION INC.
She worked at ABB Corporation as its Legal Administrator, managing the immigration and foreign travel visa program. Glo semi-retired from ABB (after 31 years) to pursue an opportunity to operate her travel business on a full-time basis. She continues to handle ABB’s foreign travel visa program.
Glo was an advisor to Columbus City Schools Cooperative Office Education (COE) program for 17 years and managed a program at ABB to place senior students in on-the-job training positions. To this day, she still works with family service organizations and schools, mentoring and training many students and adults in office education.
SOME OF GLO’S AWARDS/HONORS CONSIST OF BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
-Carnival Cruise Lines Travel Agent Of The Month
-First female to win the Humorous Speech Contest at Toomasters District 40
-Who’s Who in Black Columbus
-Woman of Excellence Award by Awaken Women of Excellence
-A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for Kenley Konnection
–Female Business of the Year Award by 100 Black Women Columbus
-Honors Award from BEE Movement UTS (Urban Trendsetters)
Glo’s business achievement of which she is most proud is the development of African-American Heritage tours called “FOOTSTEPS TO FREEDOM TOURS”, an underground railroad series of tours that tell the plight of the enslaved people seeking freedom by fleeing the South all the way to Canada, which is included in the series.Glo was married to Lee Kenley for 56 years when he passed away. They have 4 children. She says TO GOD BE THE GLORY for blessing her family, her business, and herself. She begins each day with Bible study and prayer.