Career Women of Achievement

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 workforce 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.  In 2020 and 2021, we pivoted the event into a TV/streaming broadcast with nearly tens of thousands tuning in. All proceeds directly benefit YWCA programs, supporting our 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, execs, politicians, lawyers, human service workers, entrepreneurs, and law enforcement officers.

2022 Career Women of Achievement

Thursday, May 26, 7-8 p.m.

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Deborah Gentry Davis

Vice President of Human Resources, Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati
2020 Career Woman of Achievement

Jodi Geiser

Retired Partner, EY
2019 Career Woman of Achievement

Photo Credit: Mary Strubbe Photography

Jennifer Davis

Procter & Gamble

CEO, Health Care

Chandra Mathews-Smith

United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Chief Community Engagement Officer

Nerissa E. Morris

Cincinnati Children's

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources & Diversity Officer

Elizabeth Pierce

Cincinnati Museum Center

President & CEO

Regina Carswell Russo

RRight Now Communications


Jeanne Schroer

Catalytic Development Funding Corp of Northern Kentucky

President & CEO

Melissa Stevens

Fifth Third Bank

Chief Digital Officer, Head of Digital & Marketing

Kristen Hall Wevers

UC Health

SVP, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Photo Credit: Helen Adams Photography



Take a look back at our 2021 Career Women of Achievement!


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