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Stephanie E.

Strawbridge Celebrated as a Woman of the Month for January

2021 by P.O.W.E.R.

Cleveland, OH, January 19, 2021 --(PR.com)-- Stephanie E. Strawbridge of Cleveland, Ohio has been
celebrated as a Woman of the Month for 2021 by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of
Excellence Recognized) for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of funeral
services. Each month P.O.W.E.R. features women to represent their professions and industries due to
their expertise and success in their chosen specialty.

About Stephanie E. Strawbridge

Stephanie Strawbridge has over 25 years in the funeral services field. She is the funeral director at
Strawbridge Memorial Chapel, a funeral home in Cleveland, Ohio. She is responsible for offering
comfort and compassion to families and oversees all funeral services and staff.

On July 15th of 2008, the Strawbridge family was dealt a traumatic blow that turned into a blessing in
disguise when Stephanie and two family members were laid off from their place of employment. By July
26th, Stephanie’s vision of owning her own funeral business was becoming a reality when they secured
the location of their own funeral home. Beginning in October of 2008, the family worked tirelessly day
and night to form Strawbridge Memorial Chapel; the first funeral home in the City of Cleveland to be
established by an African American Woman.

Very recently Stephanie added author to her resume. After spending years wondering how to educate her
generation on the ins and outs of funeral planning, her how to workbook was birthed titled; “You’re
Gone; Now What?: Everything “They” Didn’t Tell You About Planning a Funeral”, ISBN-13 :
979-8645960889. Does the mere thought of funeral planning stress you out? Do you get anxiety each
time you attempt to have a conversation with your loved ones about their end of life wishes? Whether
you're preparing to lay your loved one to rest, or planning ahead for the security of an ailing elderly loved
one, this workbook will equip you with all of the basic tools you need to #BeReady. It includes additional
bonus worksheets not available in the digital version. Stephanie’s book is available on Amazon.com, and
on her website, https://stephaniestrawbridge.selz.com/. Stephanie also has a line of #BeReady t-shirts and
other merchandise available on https://funeralpreneur-marketplace.myteespring.co/?_ga.

Stephanie Strawbridge was honored as the first African American woman to open a funeral home in
Cleveland, Ohio. She was selected as Business Woman of the Month by Iota Phi Lambda and recognized
by Who's Who in Black Cleveland.

Ms. Strawbridge was recently honored on the Reuters Billboard in Times Square in New York City.
Times Square, where the Reuters Billboard is placed, is considered the busiest area in Manhattan with
approximately 330,000 people passing through daily, many of them tourists. It is also the hub of the
Broadway Theater District and the world’s entertainment industry.

Stephanie Strawbridge was also honored on P.O.W.E.R. Talk Radio. These podcasts are pre-recorded
audio interviews which give their members the opportunity to convey a message or story. It is a great way

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Ms. Strawbridge is very active in her community. She is the elected Central Committee Member in the
ward where she resides and an elected Executive Committee member as well. She currently serves as the
Board Vice President of the Mt. Pleasant NOW Development Corporation and sits on the Southeast
Design Review Committee. She is affiliated with the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, and a Board
Member of the Cleveland American Funeral Directors & Embalmers Association. Stephanie is a member
of the Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., El Hasa Court No. 47
(DOI-PHA), where she serves as the Imperial Deputy for the Oasis, Bethel Chapter No. 58 Order of
Eastern Star, and still has a lifetime bond with her Kappa Sweetheart sisters from Central State University
(Delta Zeta Chapter).

Stephanie obtained a B.S. in Business Management from Central State University in 1992 as an honors
graduate. She has worked in and around the funeral industry since 1989 and became a Licensed Funeral
Director in 2007.

Stephanie is passionate about her work and feels honored to be able to serve the families in her
community. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and karaoke.

Stephanie Strawbridge states, "This business is more than a career to me; it's a ministry."

For further information, please contact www.strawbridgememorialchapel.com and


About P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) and Powerwoe.com

P.O.W.E.R is an online community as well as a digital and exclusive print magazine featuring
professional and famous women. Our mission is to provide a powerful network of empowering women
who will mentor and inspire each other to be the best they can be. Through our valuable services, our
members can network, collaborate with like-minded professionals, gain recognition and obtain
knowledge from those who have already achieved success.

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P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized)
S. K. Koop
Contact via Email
Ellen Gold

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