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    November 10, 2015

    Dr. Janet Reid to be honored at WE Celebrate

    The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber will host its 10th Annual WE Celebrate Awards breakfast, honoring women and women-owned businesses, on Thursday, December 3, 8:30-9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. Register now 

    Janet B. Reid, Ph.D. will be honored as the 2015 WE Celebrate Pinnacle Award Winner. The Pinnacle Award honors a woman who, during her long and distinguished career, achieved great professional success and had a significant impact on our community. 

    Janet Reid is the CEO of BRBS World, LLC, a private, boutique, global management consulting consortium, serving a select group of forward-leaning clients whose growth is dependent upon building world-class leaders.

    Dr. Reid was a founder of the international management consulting firm, Global Novations, LLC,  a former Goldman Sachs portfolio company. Prior to, she spent a decade at P&G where she was an innovation and product development executive and marketing executive. In addition to her scientific and marketing contributions, Dr. Reid was a pioneer in leading diversity initiatives and was given a Procter and Gamble Pioneering Woman award for groundbreaking results in changing corporate culture. She is a thought-leader in diversity and inclusion having co-authored the book The Phoenix Principles: Leveraging Inclusion to Transform your Company and the Phoenix Principles Work Book .

    Dr. Reid has extensive board experience and is active in civic affairs on a local, state and national level. She has received numerous honors and awards over the years including: Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year; Deloitte and Touch 100 Wise Women; A.K. Steel Foundation Steel Magnolia; Cincinnati Youth Collaborative Dream Maker Youth Champion; Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year; YWCA Career Woman of Achievement; Leadership Cincinnati Distinguished Alumni, among others.

    2015 FINALISTS

    Woman-Owned Business of the Year (Small)
    Forza Marketing
    Game Day Communications
    NextStep Networking
    strategic HR, Inc.
    The Yoga Bar

    Woman-Owned Business of the Year (Mid-Large)
    Amy Brenner MD & Associates, LLC
    EMI Network
    General Factory/WD Supply
    JANCOA Janitorial Services
    Solica Construction

    Woman of Year - Corporate
    Susan Branscome, NorthMarq Capital          
    Gina Drosos, Assurex Health
    Lisa Knutson, The E.W. Scripps Company
    Candace McGraw, The Cincinnati/NKY International Airport

    Woman of Year - Entrepreneur
    Tara Halpin, Steinhauser
    Elizabeth Knuppel, Skystone Partners
    Karen Kohlan, Cabi
    Kate Nelson, Change Guides, LLC      
    Bridget Reinberger, Lebanon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

    Woman of Year - Nonprofit
    Linda Antus, Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network
    Patty Beggs, Cincinnati Opera
    Sandi Kuehn, Center for Addiction Treatment
    Sheryl McConney, Envision Children
    Elizabeth Pierce, Cincinnati Museum Center
    Kristen Schlotman, Greater Cincinnati Film Commission

    The Empowerment Award Presented by Fifth Third Bank
    Bill Keating Jr., Keating Muething & Klekamp
    Valerie Landell, The Visiting Nurses Association
    Elaine Suess, Beyondbeing Coaching & Consulting
    Mary Welsh Schlueter, Partnership for Innovation in Education

    Community Impact
    Kelly Dolan, Ingage Partners
    Lynn Elfers, Affordable Language Services
    Suzanne C. McNabb, Thompson Hine, LLP
    Terry Segerberg, Mesa Industries, Inc.
    Allison Stevens, Powernet

    Businesses WE Watch
    City Silence/True Body Project
    the curious agency, LLC
    Daughters in Charge
    Dolce Maison Luxury Candies
    Ducks in a Row
    Fiber-Seal of SW Ohio & Kentucky


    A program of Women Excel, presented by:                            WE Celebrate presenting sponsor:
                    fifth third curious                                           Accenture
              Excellence sponsors:

                 KMK Law   
               Media sponsor:      



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