Summers named Woman of Achievement

Local BPW club honors Sunshine in a Box owner


Fifteen years.

That’s the part of my life I lost.

Fifteen years of family … lost.

Fifteen years of friends … lost.

Fifteen years of life … lost.

And now, four years after turning her life around, Ashleigh Summers is the owner of her own business. Sunshine in a Box is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for Summers.

With the support and encouragement of husband Rob Summers, she has built a clientele that appreciates her creativity and attention to detail in her food preparation, as well as her willingness to share her story. That is why Summers has been chosen as the Crawfordsville Business and Professional Women’s (INFBPW) Woman of Achievement for 2024.

Each year the local BPW club honors a woman who has done the most with financial distress, emotional trauma, illness or injury, poor environment, lack of education or any number of adverse situations. She has grown personally and professionally by striving to improve herself.

Summers has overcome a multitude of adverse situations and completely turned her life around and she gives credit for that transformation to an all forgiving God and a husband who stands beside her and becomes her right hand man when she needs him.

All too often when faced with the results of our own poor choices we choose to become a victim.

Summers takes the high road and shares those poor choices, the consequences of those choices, and the choice she made that changed her life.

As the owner of Sunshine in a Box, every day is an opportunity for Summers to become a beacon for others in their struggles to help them overcome the choices they have made.

“It is truly an honor for Crawfordsville Business and Professional Women to recognize Ashleigh, her accomplishments and the contributions she makes to our community,” said Kym Bushong, president Crawfordsville BPW.

Crawfordsville Business and Professional Women is a non-profit women’s networking club that provides various opportunities for women to engage with other women and develop business and personal relationships. The club also sponsors the Reality Store for eighth grade students in Montgomery County as well as Educational Awards for women returning to school and young women graduating from high school.

For more information about BPW visit its Facebook page, website or contact Michele Enlow, membership chair, at 765-401-6228.