Do you know a woman of distinction? A community leader who inspires other women to greatness? YWCA Greater Cincinnati is looking to honor such women at its 39th annual Career Women of Achievement Luncheon on May 9, 2018, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The YWCA is seeking nominations for this award, which 306 women have won over the past 38 years.
Former honorees Christi Cornette, chief culture officer for Cincinnati Bell, and Susan B. Zaunbrecher, partner, corporate department chair, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, are the event co-chairs for 2018. The Career Women of Achievement Awards recognize outstanding women at the pinnacle of their careers.
Eight finalists are recognized at the Career Women of Achievement Luncheon. The YWCA established the awards in 1980 to increase awareness and appreciation for the diverse contributions of women in the workforce and in the community. An independent panel of community leaders will judge the nominees based on their career achievements, leadership qualities and ability to serve as role models.
“It is an honor to co-chair this program with Christi Cornette and to contribute in some small way to YWCA’s mission of supporting women and eliminating racism,” said Zaunbrecher. “Cincinnati is such a caring and altruistic city, and I look forward to celebrating the special women who are an important part of it.”
The YWCA Career Women of Achievement is the largest luncheon in the Midwest region and is traditionally a sell-out, with crowds surpassing 2,100. Nationally recognized keynote speakers have included Viola Davis, Anna Quindlen and Dr. Maya Angelou. Individual tickets and corporate tables are available at multiple sponsorship levels.
The year 2018 will represent YWCA Greater Cincinnati’s 150th anniversary. It serves more than 34,000 women, men and their families each year through programs focused on three key pillars: empowerment and economic advancement, health and safety, and racial justice and inclusion.
The deadline for nominations is Dec. 1.
513-241-7090 or www.ywcacincinnati.org