WE Lead

WE Lead is a leadership development program for women that focuses on the whole person. Throughout the course, you will have space to invest in yourself by tapping into multiple angles of growth, including engaging with other high-achieving women, developing strategic goals, and going beyond your own aspirations and dreams. WE Lead intentionally leans into diversity through the programming, facilitators, experiences, and cohorts you are part of.


Questions? Contact Devona Stripling at dstripling@cincinnatichamber.com

WE Lead women will:

  • Advance ability to understand colleagues needs and offer effective support.
  • Be a part of a community of women who will share stories of perseverance, offer support, and provide counsel on career advancement strategies.
  • Build a development plan with clear vision and mission, accomplishment statements, action steps, and measurements for success.
  • Connect with other women leaders to share strategies and support.
  • Deepen self-awareness of professional/personal strengths and assets.
  • Enhance leadership skills and improve positioning for leadership roles.
  • Identify obstacles to professional and personal growth and develop strategy to overcome.
  • Learn tactics to help leverage personal strengths for career advancement.

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WE Lead uses a combination of professional development and executive coaching focused on enhancing self-awareness to discover and understand individual strengths and communication styles.

Participants learn leadership skills and strategies unique to their personal and professional development, in order to become extraordinary leaders in their organizations and community. The WE Lead Mastermind Coaching process is guided by an impressive team of executive leadership coaches who create a safe and confidential space for important, life-changing conversations to take place

Target Participants

Women Leaders

    Program Commitment:

    • Kickoff reception
    • Overnight retreat
    • 5 full-day sessions,
    • 4 half-day facilitated mastermind group coaching sessions
    • 2 private sessions with a professional coach
    • Graduation ceremony

    2023-24 Program Schedule:

    September 12, 2023 – Opening Reception & Kickoff (3-5:30 PM)
    September 28-29, 2023 – Overnight Retreat at Hueston Woods (9 AM Thursday to 4 PM Friday)
    October 10, 2023 – Class Session (8:30 AM-4:30 PM)
    November 14, 2023 – Coaching Session (8:30 AM-Noon)
    December 5, 2023 – Class Session (8:30 AM-4:30 PM)
    January 9, 2024 – Coaching Session (8:30 AM-Noon)
    February 6, 2024 – Class Session (8:30 AM-4:30 PM)
    March 5, 2024 – Coaching Session (8:30 AM-Noon)
    April 9, 2024 – Class Session (8:30 AM-4:30 PM)
    May 7, 2024 – Coaching Session (8:30 AM-Noon)
    May 21, 2024 – Class Session (8:30 AM-4:30 PM)
    June 4, 2024 – Graduation (3-5:30 PM)


    $4,000 for Chamber Members
    $5,000 for Non-Members
    *Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Partial scholarships may be available for those with financial need. Payment plan options are also available. Fee includes all meals, facilities, materials, etc. For more information, contact Devona Stripling at dstripling@cincinnatichamber.com

    Refer a Leader Today:

    Email Devona Stripling at dstripling@cincinnatichamber.com with the candidate’s name, email address, and a brief description of why they would be a great candidate for WE Lead.


    Applications for WE Lead Class 18 are closed.
    Questions? Contact Devona Stripling at dstripling@cincinnatichamber.com

    *Please note, it is not uncommon for people to apply two to three times before being accepted into the program. The selection committee works hard to ensure a diverse cross-section of applicants are selected for the program.

    Application Fee:

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


    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. 
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    For questions, contact Devona Stripling at dstripling@cincinnatichamber.com or 513.579.3130.

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