WE Lead

Talented women are prepared and empowered for higher leadership roles through this 10-month executive leadership development experience.

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WE Lead is a 10-month executive leadership development experience for high-potential, goal oriented women who are actively preparing for the next level of their career. Participants are high achieving women who are being assigned increasing levels of responsibility within their organization and are on track for future advancement. Through a combination of professional development and executive coaching, WE Lead prepares, positions and empowers talented women to move into higher leadership roles at the senior level.  

After completing WE Lead women have:

  • Enhanced leadership skills and improved positioning for future leadership roles within their organization.
  • Awareness of professional/personal strengths and assets and how to leverage.
  • Awareness of obstacles to professional and personal growth and how to overcome.
  • A personal plan for career success with clear vision, mission, accomplishment statements, action steps, and measurements.
  • Connections with other women leaders to share strategies and support.
  • A trusted network of business and community resources.

Target Participants

Mid to upper-level female managers, business owners and professionals. 


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. 


The program includes a kickoff reception, graduation ceremony, two-night overnight retreat, five full-day sessions, four half day facilitated mastermind group coaching sessions, and two private sessions with a professional coach. 


$3,700 for Chamber Members and $4,700 for Non-Members. Check Member Directory. Fee includes all meals, facilities, materials, etc. Partial scholarships may be available for those with financial need, and can be requested within the application. Payment plan options are also available. Contact Amy Thompson at athompson@cincinnatichamber.com.  

Application Fee

$50 (non-refundable). Applicants will be asked to pay via credit card at the end of the online application process.


The application period for Class 16 (2021-2022) will be open February, 2021. Please check back then. 


An important and unique component of the WE Lead program is the focus on both professional and personal leadership development. The WE Lead Mastermind Coaching process allows class participants the opportunity to explore their leadership abilities, expand their self-awareness and focus on their personal development in order to achieve goals and results over the course of the program and beyond. This process is guided by an impressive team of Executive Leadership Coaches who create a safe and confidential space for these important, life-changing conversations to take place. 



For questions contact Amy Thompson at athompson@cincinnatichamber.com or 513.579.3141.

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