WE Lead

Leadership Development for Women


WE Lead is a 10-month leadership program for accomplished women in mid to upper level management positions, business owners, and top leaders looking to develop the leadership skills necessary to achieve groundbreaking results for themselves, their organizations and their communities. 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 is designed to help participants enhance their leadership capabilities by discovering and understanding their strengths and communication styles in order to learn new ways to be effective leaders within their organizations.

Participants will:

  • Create a personal strategic plan with clear vision, mission and goals
  • Uncover and overcome obstacles to professional and personal growth
  • Learn how to get back on track when the unexpected occurs
  • Improve and grow  leadership skills and executive presence
  • 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 concluding with a graduation ceremony in June.  There is a two-day overnight retreat held at Houston Woods in late September. The rest of the year consists of five full day sessions meeting once a month at various locations throughout the Cincinnati USA 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. A complete list of programs date can be found below, and on page 2 of the WE Lead Application. 

2016-2017 Program Dates

Welcome Reception     
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

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

WE Lead Retreat
Hueston Woods

Thursday & Friday, September 15-16, 2016

Tuesday, October 18                8:30 am - 4:30 pm    
Tuesday, November 15           8:30 am - Noon
Tuesday, December 13           8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, January 10               8:30 am - Noon
Tuesday, February 7                8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, March 7                     8:30 am - Noon
Tuesday, April 4                        8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, May 2                        8:30 am - Noon
Tuesday, June 6                       8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Monday, June 13, 2015


The tuition for each WE Lead participant is $3,500, which includes all meals, facilities, materials, etc. Partial grants may be available for those with financial need. Payment plan options are also available.

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


Applications for WE Lead Class 11 (2016-2017) are now open. Deadline to apply is June 3, 2016.

Download Application 
Reference Form 
Grant Request Form


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Class Rosters:
WE Lead Class 10 2015-2016)
WE Lead Class 9 (2014-2015) 
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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