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Leadership Development for BIPOC Women from the Leadership Center at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR BIPOC WOMEN FOCUSED ON ADVANCEMENT

WE Ascend is a leadership development program that empowers, prepares, and positions those in leadership to move into higher leadership roles. WE Ascend was developed to motivate BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) women to overcome challenges and break the glass ceiling while moving into new leadership roles within organizations and the community.

WE Ascend provides a small group coaching experience for 6-8 BIPOC women executives taking on new challenges in their organization or who have just been promoted or are seeking promotion. This program allows busy senior leaders a chance to reflect, refocus and re-energize their professional passion while providing skills and a trusted group of advisors who can relate and provide meaningful guidance. Participants leave this program feeling empowered and ready to take their career and company to the next level.

APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2022 ARE OPEN
Applications due by August 1, 2022

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Questions? Contact Devona Stripling at dstripling@cincinnatichamber.com

Presenting Investor:

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KEY PROGRAM TAKEAWAYS 
  • Professional & personal development
  • Strengths based leadership
  • Identify and address opportunities & challenges to professional growth
  • Prepare and position for future success
  • Cultivate community and enhance professional network
  • Invest in female talent and leadership pipeline 
TOPICS INCLUDE 
  • 7 professionally facilitated small group coaching sessions
  • Assessments, discussions, and exposure to thought leaders
  • Two personal coaching sessions
TARGET AUDIENCE
High achieving BIPOC women focused on advancement

PROGRAM TIMEFRAME
All sessions run 8:30-11:30 AM unless otherwise noted
  • September 7, 2022 – Kickoff/Lunch (8:30 AM - noon)
  • September 21, 2022 – Session 1
  • October 5, 2022 – Session 2
  • October 19, 2022 – Session 3
  • November 9, 2022 – Session 4
  • November 16, 2022 – Session 5
  • December 7, 2022 – Graduation/Happy Hour (3:00 - 5:30 PM)

TUITION
Chamber Members – $3,000
Non-Members – $4,000

Additional scholarships for WE Ascend are available. Please contact Devona Stripling at
dstripling@cincinnatichamber.com for more information.

APPLICATIONS
Applications for the Fall 2022 cohort are open and due by August 1, 2022.


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Ife Bell 
Meet Your Coach

Ife Bell, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer for To Be, LLC.

Ife proudly wears the title of a daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and a 5th generation entrepreneur. She believes that “Leadership is a Lifestyle” and is dedicated to expanding individuals’ capacity to bring their very best selves to every aspect of their lives. She is a thought leader and compassionate coach with over 15 years of experience working with organizations, communities, education institutions, and nonprofits, to increase business performance and develop strategies that focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.  Ife’s academic credentials include a master’s degree in Executive Leadership and Organizational Change as well as a certified John Maxwell Coach. 

Ife Bell Bio

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