WE Lead

Leadership Development for Women

WE Lead

WE Lead is the Cincinnati Chamber's 10-month leadership program designed to empower talented women in mid-to-upper level management positions, business owners, and top leaders to explore and further develop their leadership skills in order advance their career and organization. Through a combination of professional development and coaching, WE Lead provides women with the leadership tools and strategies necessary to achieve exceptional success.


The WE Lead curriculum allows participants to discover and understand their strengths and communication styles, and learn the leadership skills and strategies necessary to become extraordinary leaders within their organization and the community. 

Participants will:

  • Advance and cultivate leadership skills and executive presence
  • Uncover, understand and overcome obstacles to professional and personal growth
  • Create a personal strategic plan with clear vision, mission and goals
  • Develop relationships with other women creating a powerful community of resources and support

Program Information

WE Lead runs for 10 months beginning with a kickoff reception in September and concludes with a graduation ceremony in June. There is a two-day overnight retreat held at Deer Creek State Park in late September. The rest of the year consists of five full day sessions meeting once a month at various locations throughout the Cincinnati region. Four half day facilitated mastermind group coaching sessions are held at the Chamber during the alternate months. The program also includes two private sessions with a professional coach. 

Class 12 (2017-2018) Program Dates

Welcome Reception     
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

September 13, 2017, 5-7 p.m.

WE Lead Overnight Retreat at Deer Creek State Park
Thursday & Friday, September 21-22, 2017

Tuesday, October 10                8:30 am - 4:30 pm    
Tuesday, November 14           8:30 am - Noon
Tuesday, December 12           8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, January 9                  8:30 am - Noon
Tuesday, February 13              8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, March 13                   8:30 am - Noon
Tuesday, April 10                      8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, May 8                         8:30 am - Noon
Tuesday, June 12                     8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Graduation, Nicholson's
June 19, 2018, 3-5:30 p.m.


The tuition for each WE Lead participant is $3,500 for Chamber members and $4,500 for non-members. If you are not sure if your employer is a member, please contact Tamara Lang, contact info. listed below. Fee includes all meals, facilities, materials, etc. Partial grants may be available for those with financial need. Payment plan options are also available.


Applications for WE Lead Class 12 (2017-2018) are now open. Deadline to apply is June 2, 2017. How to Apply >>


View WE Lead class rosters

For more information about WE Lead or becoming a WE Lead Coach, contact Tamara Lang at 513.579.3130 or tlang@cincinnatichamber.com.

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