Career Women of Achievement Luncheon

The YWCA Career Women of Achievement Luncheon was established in 1980 to increase community awareness and appreciation of the diverse contributions of women in the work force and in the community. The luncheon has evolved into the YWCA’s largest fundraising event, sponsored by 150 companies and organizations each year, with an attendance of over 2,100. All proceeds directly benefit YWCA programs, supporting its mission to eliminate racism and empower women.

Upwards of 75 women are nominated to be Career Women of Achievement each year. An independent panel of 5 community leaders selects women who exemplify personal career success, dynamic leadership qualities and the unique ability to serve as role models. Former honorees include artists, physicians, educators, executives, politicians, lawyers, human service workers, entrepreneurs, and law enforcement officers.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Duke Energy Convention Center



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41st Annual Luncheon Co-Chairs

Debbie Hayes

Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, The Christ Hospital Network

Lakshmi Sammarco, MD

Hamilton County Coroner

Take a look back at the 2019 Career Women of Achievement Honorees

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Stephanie L. Ferris

2019 Honoree

Chief Financial Officer, Worldpay, Inc.

Jodi M. Geiser

2019 Honoree

Partner-America Tax Finance & Operate, EY

Marianne Flanders James

2019 Honoree

SVP & CIO, Information Services, Cincinnati Children's

Sheila A. Mixon

2019 Honoree

Executive Director, Ohio River Valley Women's Business Council & SVP, Greater Cincinnati Urban League

Stefanie Newman

2019 Honoree

Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, Bethesda North Hospital, TriHealth

Molly North

2019 Honoree

President and CEO, Al. Neyer

Nita M. Walker, MD

2019 Honoree

SVP, Ambulatory Services, UC Health

Judge Marilyn Zayas

2019 Honoree

Appellate Judge, Ohio's First District Court of Appeals

*Honoree Photo Credit: Mary Strubbe Photography