Nearly 700 guests attended the 10th annual WE Celebrate Breakfast staged by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. The event at the Hyatt Regency honored women and businesses owned by women for their achievement, innovation, social responsibility and mentoring.
The award winners were strategic HR Inc.; Woman-Owned Business of the Year (Small); JANCOA Janitorial Services, Woman-Owned Business of the Year (Mid-Large); Gina Drosos, of Assurex Health, Woman of Year (Corporate); Elizabeth Knuppel of Skystone Partners, Woman of Year (Entrepreneur); Patty Beggs of Cincinnati Opera, Woman of Year (Nonprofit); and Terry Segerberg of Mesa Industries, Community Impact.
Bill Keating Jr. of Keating Muething & Klekamp received the Empowerment Award presented by Fifth Third Bank.
Enterprises cited as Businesses WE Watch were: City Silence/True Body Project; Daughters in Charge; Dolce Maison Luxury Candies; Ducks in a Row; Fiber-Seal of Southwest Ohio & Kentucky; and the curious agency.
The spotlight also shone on the numerous achievements of Dr. Janet B. Reid, the 2015 Pinnacle Award Winner and managing partner of BRBS World.
WE Celebrate, presented by Accenture, is a program of Women Excel, presented by Fifth Third Bank. Additional sponsors were KMK Law, HealthSpan and Humana.
Photo: Kate Messer Photography