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    August 28, 2012

    Chamber announces 2012-2013 We Lead class

    WE LeadWE Lead, sponsored by Key4Women | KeyBank, will commence its 7th class with 56 participants. WE Lead is the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's leadership development program for women.

    WE Lead offers professional coaching, practical learning experiences, mentoring, support and growth opportunities through a unique collaborative learning community. The 10-month program is designed to help women on established career paths prepare for further advancement.

    "One of WE Lead's greatest strengths is the diversity of its participants," said Diana Long, program manager with the Chamber. "The program brings together women from all kinds of backgrounds and organizations who are already strong leaders. Through working and learning together in WE Lead these women will help each other reach new heights."

    WE Lead covers numerous topics including attaining peak performance, communication skills, networking, community engagement and authentic leadership. The class will kick off with a reception on Sept. 18.

    Meet the 2012-2013 WE Lead class members:

    Athena Avgousti, Macy's, Inc.
    L. Michelle Bailey, Pomeroy
    Patty Basti, KPMG, LLP
    Tricia Bath, LPK
    Brooke Behnfeldt, GBBN Architects
    Jen Biddinger,  FirstGroup America
    Laurie Brinkman, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
    Julie Crawford, the dd+p group
    Katy Crossen, Powers Agency
    Anne Cushing-Reid, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
    Sally Davenport, Macy's, Inc.
    Feoshia Davis, WriteUP! Creative Content
    Rachel Fausz, United Way of Greater Cincinnati
    Cheryl Ganim, Barnes Dennig & Co. Ltd.
    Monica Gearding, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
    Kathleen Grant, Cincinnati Bar Association
    Rachael Hadaway, dunnhumbyUSA
    Kateri Haskett, Pediatric Associates, PSC
    Heather Hawkins, Thompson Hine LLP
    Lynnette Heard, BRIDGES for a Just Community
    Nancy Hudak, dunnhumbyUSA
    Jamie Humes,  Great Traditions Land & Development Co.
    Marviette Johnson, Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
    Sara Jones, HGC Construction Co.
    Linda Kirschner, Fifth Third Bank
    Kelly Kolar, Kolar Design
    Michelle Kolb, Duke Energy
    Kathy Lawson, Procter & Gamble
    Christina Lawson, NIOSH/CDC
    Karen Long, E.W. Scripps Company
    Vicki Masminster, Great American Insurance Co.
    Clara Matonhodzec, Cincinnati Museum Center
    Chantia Miller, Cincinnati Police Department
    Kim Moscarino, ASI Signage Innovations, Cincinnati
    J. Angela Myers, E.W. Scripps Company
    Susan Osborn, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
    Olga Piehler, MeM- Making Everlasting Memories
    Karen Renz, Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
    Susan Robben, Humana
    Kathy Saberton, School Outfitters
    Julie Savchenko, Procter & Gamble
    Paula Scholz, PNC Bank
    Jennifer Schwarberg, Ernst & Young
    Anne Sesler, Government Strategies Group
    Marjorie Solomon, Ohio River Valley Women's Business Council
    Marsha Steed, NextStep Networking Inc.
    Karrie Stock, KeyBank
    Juliane Stockman, Northern Kentucky University
    Richelle Thompson, Diocese of Southern Ohio
    Joan Verchot, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
    Tricia Wade, Messer Construction Co.
    Carla Walker, think BIG strategies LLC
    Joan Wetzel, Episcopal Retirement Homes
    Kristen Wevers, Mercy Health
    Kytyra Whitener, AK Steel
    Jennifer Zehring, Turner Construction Co.

    For more information, visit cincinnatichamber.com/welead

    Women Excel is presented by:

    Key4Women

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