Reunite May 10, 2023 at the Duke Energy Convention Center

About the Event

Networking Mixer Luncheon Agenda Guest Speakers Directions & Parking Watch & Share Menu Text to Give

View a message from our event co-chairs, Sonia Jackson Myles and Amy B. Spiller, and YWCA President & CEO, Rickell Howard Smith, Esq.

Networking Mixer

11:00-11:45 a.m. | Grand Ballroom Lobby

Arrive early for networking and shopping from women owned businesses, featuring: A. Ruth Creations, ArtsWave, Learning Through Art, Qute Cosmetics and soHza sister Fairtrade!

Luncheon Agenda

Introduction of Honorees

Kelly Beatty

Catrena Bowman

Liz Carter

Julie Holt

Danya Karram

Alecia Townsend Kintner

Charmaine McGuffey

Ndidi Unaka, MD


Sonia Jackson Myles & Amy B. Spiller
Career Women of Achievement Co-Chairs


Guest Speaker

Mary Miller

Introduction of Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund Scholar

Kanwaldeep K. Singh

Introduction of Mamie Earl Sells Scholar

Mohagany L. Wooten

Guest Speaker

Dr. Karen Bankston

Guest Speaker

Barbara A. Turner

YWCA Anniversary Video

YWCA President & CEO

Rickell Howard Smith, Esq.

Honoree Videos

Women of Inspiration
Guest Speakers

Karen Bankston

Inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Karen Bankston is a Professor Emerita, a leadership consultant, a retired hospital executive and former Associate Dean for Clinical Practice, Partnership and Community Engagement of the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati.

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Mary Miller

Mary is the Chair of the Board of JANCOA Janitorial Services, a 50 year old “family business” which has blossomed from a respected “mom & pop” shop to a company with 85% market share in the Cincinnati region. Along the way Mary and her husband Tony created The Dream Engineer and cultivated a Culture of caring. Today their programs are replicated around the world and inspiring people to pursue their dreams and live their passion.

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Barbara A. Turner

As a leader in financial services, community transformation, and focused philanthropy, Barbara has held leadership roles at Ohio National, Cox Financial Corporation, Reynolds DeWitt Securities, Provident Bank, and Central Trust Bank. Barbara champions strong and thriving communities by focusing on financial security—particularly helping women and people in need become self-sufficient.

Connect with Barbara

Directions & Parking

Plan your visit to the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Map showing parking locations north, east, and south of the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Watch & Share

To share photos from the event, visit and like YWCA Greater Cincinnati on Facebook and Instagram: @ywcacincinnati #YWomenAchieve #OnAMission

To view the Career Women of Achievement honoree and scholar videos, visit our YouTube Channel: YWCA Cincinnati.

Text To Give

Here are six important ways your gift can make an impact right now for domestic violence victims.

$50feeds one family for one day

$75provides an advocate for 3 hours of court appointments

$150pays utilities for one apartment for one month

$350provides comprehensive shelter services for a family of 4

$500provides a deposit for an apartment for a survivor & family

$1000provides one month of dinners for all shelter residents

Complete your gift by 12 noon May 11th to be entered to win one of these two prizes:

ArtsWave Package

This package, compliments of ArtsWave and various arts organizations, includes: a one-year family membership to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center along with your Freedom Center mug, pen and a underground railroad book; two season passes to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park with a VIP tour by artistic director Blake Robinson; a one-year family membership to the Cincinnati Art Museum, including a meal for your family at the Terrace Cafe; an ArtsWave tote bag, socks and one-year membership to ArtsWave Pass, covering 100+ arts experiences and more, and a Power of Her silk scarf and signed copy of “Imagineers, Impresarios, Inventors: Cincinnati Arts and the Power of Her,” produced by ArtsWave and edited by 2005 YWCA Career Women of Achievement Award Winner Kathy Merchant!

Ensemble Theatre Package

Four season passes and a VIP tour

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