WE Speak

Women Speaker Series


 WE Speak

WE Speak provides a forum for distinguished women leaders to share their personal experiences, advice and lessons learned with other leading business women. These interactive discussions offer a unique opportunity to hear the stories beyond the bios of our region's most successful leaders. The discussions incorporate key business issues faced by women today while providing an opportunity to network and learn from other successful women.

A program of Women Excel, presented by:                                             

      fifth third curious                   

Since 2006, WE Speak has hosted some of Cincinnati USA's top women business leaders:

Tamara Harkavy, CEO and Artistic Director, ArtWorks
Litsa Spanos, Owner, ADC, Art Design Consultants

Carla Eng
, Founder, Abstract Displays
Lisa Mills, Ph.D. and Kathy Burklow, Ph. D., Co-ownersm, Sprout Insight
Andrea Ayers, President & CEO, Convergys Corp.
Julia Poston, Managing Partner, Ernst & Young
Katie Blackburn, Executive Vice President, Cincinnati Bengals
Karen Forgus, Senior Vice President of Business Operations, Cincinnati Reds


Rachael Rowe, Executive Partner, Keating Muething & Klekamp
Ann Marie Tracey, Associate Professor, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Xavier University
Katy Barclay, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, The Kroger Company
Mary Sue Findley, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, dunnhumbyUSA
Candace McGraw, CEO, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
Terry Garcia Crews, CEO, Metro Transit Systems


Kristen Erwin, executive director, Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission
Denyse Ferguson, vice president, economic development, Cincinnati USA Partnership
Ellen van der Horst, president and CEO, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Liza Smitherman, president, Brewster Pumping, and VP of professional development, Jostin Concrete Construction
Police Women of Cincinnati  

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