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YWCA Greater Cincinnati 2024 Career Women of Achievement Luncheon

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati

Main Ballroom

You must be 21 or older to attend

11:30 am Seating | 12:00 noon Luncheon

1:30 pm Trailblazers Social See and be seen! Enjoy sips and shopping with women-owned and black-owned businesses at an after-party immediately following the luncheon on the ballroom patio.

Now at the Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati for the first time ever, our 45th annual Career Women of Achievement Luncheon is coming this May. This year’s honorees are trailblazers in their fields, each with diverse contributions to our community. We’ll celebrate them while raising funds for life-saving YWCA programs like our Domestic Violence Shelters, which serve nearly 500 adults and children each year with many more on their nightly waitlists.

We’re ready to ignite change and be trailblazers for our collective mission.

Are you with us?

Individual tickets will be open seating; we cannot guarantee tickets will be seated together.

Our 2024 Honorees

Headshot of Tracey Artis, Business Owner, I Hear Music

Tracey Artis


I Hear Music

Headshot of Bridgit Chayt, Executive Vice President, Head of Wholesale Payments, Fifth Third Bank

Bridgit Chayt

Executive Vice President, Head of Wholesale Payments

Fifth Third Bank

Headshot of Chara Fisher Jackson, Executive Director/CEO, Cincinnati Preschool Promise

Chara Fisher Jackson

Executive Director & CEO

Cincinnati Preschool Promise

Headshot of Christie Kuhns, Esq., President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio

Christie Kuhns, Esq.

President & CEO

Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio

Headshot of Kimm Lauterbach, President & CEO, REDI Cincinnati

Kimm Lauterbach

President & CEO

REDI Cincinnati

Headshot of Jill Miller, President & CEO, Bethesda Inc./bi3

Jill Miller

President & CEO

Bethesda Inc./bi3

Headshot of Alicia Reece, President, Hamilton County Commission

Alicia Reece


Hamilton County Commission

Headshot of Kristen Schlotman, Executive Director, Film Cincinnati

Kristen Schlotman

Executive Director

Film Cincinnati

Headshot of Alicia B. Townsend, Vice President, Regional Community Development Manager, U.S. Bank

Alicia B. Townsend

Vice President, Regional Community Development Manager

U.S. Bank

Headshot of Kelly Wittich, CFP, Senior Vice President – Wealth Management, FTB Financial Services, UBS Financial Services

Kelly Wittich, CFP

Senior Vice President – Wealth Management

FTB Financial Services, UBS Financial Services

Read More About the Honorees

Keynote Speaker

Yvette R. Simpson, guest speaker

Yvette R. Simpson

Founder & President

Yvette Simpson LLC, Your Power Unlocked

Director of Culture & Belonging

UB Greensfelder

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Our 2024 Co-Chairs

Peg Moertl

Vistage Chair, Principal

Grovedale Consulting

Regina Carswell Russo

Founder & CEO

RRight Now Communications, LLC

Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors
The Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund

Francie G. Pepper

Technology Sponsor
Brand & Marketing Sponsor
Madison Design
Innovation Sponsors
BT Rise US Bank
Media Sponsor
Cincinnati Business Courier
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