April 14, 2020

84.51°, Cincinnati Chamber Continue Commitment to Developing Women Leaders

CINCINNATI – April 6, 2020 – Power Squad, a leadership development program that is a collaborative effort of 84.51° and Women Excel (WE), the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's suite of events and programs for women in business, will continue to develop all leadership programing throughout the COVID-19 crisis. A transition to online programming, led by Patrice Borders, allowing six 84.51° leaders to experience Power Squad leadership development, now in its third consecutive year.

“Especially during times of uncertainty, our community needs strong, diverse leaders,” said Amy Thompson, director of leadership programs at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “It is crucial for our community to continue investing in top talent and inclusivity. Power Squad participants will grow professionally to lead us through the challenges that lay ahead.”

Modeled after WE Succeed, the Cincinnati Chamber’s intensive three-month executive coaching experience, Power Squad focuses on a group of diverse women within the same company who have been identified as high achievers – women the organization wants to retain. The Squad becomes a personal board of advisors for each participant with whom to share strategies and support.


“Continuing to invest in and develop leaders is vital under ordinary circumstances,” said Patrice Borders, Principal, Prevention Strategies, LLC. “In my opinion, it is crucial now as overwhelm and uncertainty increase. Effective leaders are self-aware. For example, they know how their words and actions impact others. They display vulnerability and resilience. As an Executive Coach, I know that a commitment to developing these emotional intelligence competencies positively impacts leaders, teams, and workplace cultures.”

“We know the best solutions and innovations come when all voices are heard,” said Beth Giglio, SVP, Human Resources at 84.51. “In the midst of a global pandemic, we need to elevate these ideas now more than ever. The Power Squad provides women of color the tools needed to grow and develop into influential leaders – empowering them to become agents of change in our communities. We are proud to support this instrumental group and will continue to invest in the advancement of women across our area.”

If companies are interested in Power Squad, please contact Amy Thompson, Senior Director, Leadership Institute, athompson@cincinnatichamber.com

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84.51° knows customers, and we know how to connect you.

Using a sophisticated, proprietary suite of tools and technology, we turn customer data into actionable knowledge. With unparalleled customer data and predictive analytics capabilities, we deliver personalized marketing strategies and ensure the best experience for customers of Kroger and more than 300 consumer-packaged-goods companies. We put the customer at the center of everything we do, resulting in a more dynamic, informed and personal approach to driving customer loyalty.

About the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber grows the vibrancy and economic prosperity of the Cincinnati region. It does this by serving as a bold voice for the interests of its 4,000-member businesses and their more than 300,000 employees. The Chamber is committed to expanding the region's talent base by attracting new residents and finding new ways to connect employers to skilled workers. And, by harnessing the power of Cincinnati USA’s unique offerings, implementing regional vision, and through intentional inclusion in everything we do, the Chamber is on a path to help transform this region into the hottest city in America. For more information, visit www.cincinnatichamber.com.

Contact: Danielle Wilson, Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Communications, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, dwilson@cincinnatichamber.com

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