WE Lead

Leadership Development for Women


The Chamber's WE Lead program, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, 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. Our participants have experienced tremendous successes, from promotions to life changes to personal transformations. Now it's your turn.  


WE Lead's continually evolving combination of professional coaching and an innovative experiential curriculum will provide you with the leadership and communication tools you need to develop yourself personally and professionally and enhance your leadership capabilities.

The program will help you:

  • Create a personal strategic plan with clear vision, mission and goals Improve leadership skills and standing within their organization
  • Uncover and overcome obstacles to professional and personal growth
  • Connect with other women leaders to share strategies for dealing with common challenges 

Program Information

WE Lead runs for 10 months starting with a kick-off reception in September and concluding in June of the following year. Following a two-day overnight retreat, five full-day curriculum sessions will meet one day every other month in various interesting locations throughout the Cincinnati USA Region. Four ½ day facilitated group coaching sessions take place at the Chamber during the alternate months. The program also includes two private sessions with a professional coach. A complete list of program dates is included on page 2 of the application form.

2015-2016 Program Dates

Welcome Reception     
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Wednesday, September 9, 5-7 p.m.

WE Lead Retreat
Hueston Woods

Thursday & Friday, September 24-25

Tuesday, October 20                8:30 am - 4:30 pm    
Tuesday, November 17           8:30 am - Noon
Tuesday, December 8             8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, January 12               8:30 am - Noon
Tuesday, February 9                8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, March 8                     8:30 am - Noon
Tuesday, April 12                      8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, May 10                      8:30 am - Noon
Tuesday, June 7                       8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday, June 14                    


The tuition for each WE Lead participant is $3,300, which includes all meals, facilities, materials, etc. Partial grants may be available for those with financial need.

A non-refundable $50 application fee is required for processing. Pay now.


Applications for WE Lead Class 10 (2015-2016) are now open. Deadline to apply is June 5. 2015.

Download Application 
Reference Form 
Grant Request Form


Know someone who would be a good fit for WE Lead? Recommend a candidate here.  

WE Lead Coach

Interested in becoming a WE Lead Coach? Applications for the 2015-2016 year will be available in Summer 2015.


Current WE Lead Class Roster:
WE Lead Class 9 (2014-2015)

Past Class Rosters:
WE Lead Class 8 (2013-2014) 
WE Lead Class 7 (2012-2013) 
WE Lead Class 6 (2011-2012)
WE Lead Class 5 (2010 - 2011)
WE Lead Class 4 (2009-2010) 
WE Lead Class 3 (2008-2009) 
WE Lead Class 2 (2007-2008)
WE Lead Class 1 (2006-2007)   

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

WE Lead sponsored by:

fifth third curious  

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