July 7, 2020
Congratulations to Power Squad Fourth Class of Graduates
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.
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.
Six strong, talented, and driven women graduated from Power Squad on June 25, 2020. The graduates’ mentors joined in celebrating with each giving a personal story regarding their mentee’s leadership. Facilitator and executive coach, Patrice Borders, spoke to and of each graduate, sharing observances of leadership and character. Special thanks to 84.51 for their continued partnership and support. We are honored to welcome these 6 women to our Power Squad alum.
Power Squad graduating class from 84.51:
"Being an immigrant has always been challenging. It's never easy to leave everything you know behind, and travel to a new country to begin a new life. But experiences like this make me believe that it is worth it.
As of yesterday, I can proudly state that I am a Power Squad Graduate. I have learned how to be comfortable with my own voice as a leader, learned to advocate for what I believe in, and most importantly, made connections with six amazing women of color, who have showed me just how much is possible when you are determined not to give up.
I thank 84.51°, and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber for this amazing experience."