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    July 09, 2013

    Meet the graduates of WE Lead Class 7

    WE Lead Class 7

    WE Lead, sponsored by Fifth Third bank, graduated 53 women of Class 7 in June. 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.

    "The 'secret sauce' that makes WE Lead so powerful is bringing together strong leaders from diverse backgrounds," said Diana Long, program manager for the Women Excel (WE) initiative at the Chamber. "Together they build lasting relationships, learning and supporting one another in reaching professional and personal goals. We’re proud of what the members of Class 7 have accomplished so far and are looking forward to what the future holds for them."


    Kytyra Whitener, AK Steel, graduate of WE Lead Class 7 with Women Excel Program Manager, Diana Long.

    Congratulations to the women of Class 7:

    Athena Avgousti, Macy's, Inc.
    L. Michelle Bailey
    Patty Basti  KPMG, LLP
    Tricia Bath, LPK
    Brooke Behnfeldt, GBBN Architects
    Jen Biddinger, FirstGroup America
    Laurie Brinkman, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
    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.
    Kimberly Jackson, Robbins, Inc.
    Marviette Johnson,  Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
    Sara Jones,  HGC Construction Co.
    Linda Kirschner,  Fifth Third Bank
    Michelle Kolb, Duke Energy
    Kathy Lawson,  Procter & Gamble
    Christina Lawson,  NIOSH/CDC
    Karen Long,  The 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, The 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, N.A.
    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
    Carla Walker,  think BIG strategies, llc
    Joan Wetzel, Episcopal Retirement Homes
    Kytyra Whitener, AK Steel
    Jennifer Zehring, Turner Construction Co.

    The Chamber's WE Lead program is targeted to women on established career tracks who want to gain the skills necessary to advance to higher levels. Designed for accomplished managers, business owners and leaders, the program will help refine leadership and communication skills for women advancing in both their professions and the community. WE Lead participants have experienced tremendous successes, from promotions to life changes to personal transformations.

    More information about WE Lead

    Look for the WE Lead Class 8 announcement in August 2013. Applications for WE Lead Class 9 will be available early 2014.

    For more information about WE Lead or becoming a WE Lead Coach, contact Diana Long at 513.686.2946 or

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