YWCA Announces 2018 Rising Stars

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YWCA Announces 2018 Rising Stars

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YWCA Announces 2018 Rising Stars

54 Young Professional Women Honored

Cincinnati, OH — The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati has announced its 2018 class of YWCA Rising Star Award recipients. The YWCA Academy of Career Women of Achievement created the Rising Star Award and Network in 2002 as a way to mentor and support younger women (age 25 – 40) in pursuit of excellence in their careers. Nomination criteria include having the qualities of an outstanding performer, proven leadership abilities, and the potential to attain marked achievement in her chosen career. Rising Star Award recipients become part of a network with special access to mentoring, networking, and educational opportunities. This year, 54 women join the more than 750 YWCA Rising Stars in Greater Cincinnati.

Following are the young professional women awarded as 2018 Rising Stars:

  • Adebukola Faforiji, Paycor, Senior Financial Analyst
  • Abigail C. Schwoeppe, Western & Southern Financial Group, Domain Manager: Customer Experience
  • Amanda Davis, First Financial Bank, Operational Specialist II
  • Amanda Mayhew, Wheels Up, Senior Vice President
  • Amy Ross, Madison Design, Project Manager
  • Angela Inglis, YWCA Greater Cincinnati, Manager, Domestic Violence Non-Residential Services
  • Angelica Matthews, P & G, Brand Manager: NA Febreze Air Care
  • Ashleigh Marable, The EG Group, Talent Manager
  • Bre Romeo, Fifth Third Bank, Wealth Management Advisor
  • Bridget Klare, Kroger Technology, Manager – HR, Payroll, & Benefits Application
  • Brittany Wade, Crossroads, Senior Researcher
  • Brittany Williams, Procter &Gamble, Group Head Process Development
  • Catherine Salzman, Empower Media Marketing, Associate Director
  • Chaka Buraimoh, Aftab for Ohio, Engagement Director & Scheduler
  • Charlotte Eichman, Clermont County Court of Common Pleas, Magistrate and Staff Attorney
  • Christina Shteiwi, House of Health & Halaville, Owner/Manager
  • Claire Beams, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Senior Financial Analyst
  • Deepika Andavarapu, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Research & Evaluation Officer
  • Elizabeth Buhr, Lenox Wealth, Chief Compliance Officer & Relationship Manager
  • Emily Prem, Ulmer & Berne LLP, Litigation Associate – Pharmaceutical Liability
  • Erica Parker, Lexis Nexis, Director of Human Resources
  • Evan R. Parker, U.S. Bank, Assistant Vice President District Operations Manager
  • Georgeanna Bien-Aime, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc., Compliance Officer
  • Govinda M. Davis, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Intellectual Property Attorney
  • Jenny Heater, Great American Insurance Group, Divisional Assistant Vice President and Actuary
  • Karen Marie Osorio Martinez, Procter & Gamble Senior Scientist (P&G), Founder of The Sofia Foundation for Children’s Safety
  • Karena Stewart, Macy’s Credit & Customer Services, Director, Agent Experience
  • Katie Fisher, KPMG LLP, Risk Consulting Associate
  • Keizayla Fambro, Black Fork Strategies, LLC/Ohio Organizing Collaborative, Deputy Director
  • Kelly Gillen, Ignite Philanthropy, Vice President: Non-Profit Services
  • Kim Singh, A Sound Mind Counseling/Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Licensed Professional Counselor/Service & Support Administration Manager
  • Kristen Smitherman-Voltaire, Gateway Community & Technical College, Director of Diversity, Inclusion, & Community Engagement
  • Kristin Litchfield, 84.51, Director: Kroger Merchandising Consulting
  • Laura Brixey, The Kroger Co., Solution Support Manager
  • Laura Hunter, Messer Construction Co., Senior Project Manager
  • Lilly Klein, The Phoenix, Catering and Event Manager
  • Lindsey Huhn, Contractors Choice Inc., Sales Production Manager
  • Lindsey Rauch, MCM CPAs and Advisors, Manager
  • Logan Holman, Cassady Schiller CPAs and Advisors, Tax Senior
  • Lori Jones, Kroger – KPF, Senior Manager, Credit Card Acquisition and Engagement
  • Lou Nazir, Macy’s, Inc., Manager: HR Technology
  • Marianne Taylor, PNC Bank, Comm. Real Estate Underwriter/Vice President
  • Marie K. Pettijohn, Kroger, District Merchandising Manager
  • Mindy Kershner, Cincinnati/N KY Intl Airport (CVG), Senior Manager Communications & Community Affairs
  • Nicole Sigurdson Nan, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Attorney
  • Sam Conover, Price Hill Will, Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Sandra Eismann-Harpen, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Senior Associate Attorney
  • Shana Harris, Western & Southern Financial Group, Human Resources Generalist
  • Solimar M. Jimenez, The HealthCare Connection, Inc., Development & Community Relations Associate
  • Sophia Holley, Keating Muething & Klekamp, Associate
  • Sowmya Aggarwal, Cintas Corporation, Manager-Corporate Taxation
  • Stacey Wetterer, Cintas Corporation, Director of Management Programs
  • Stately Jukes, Procter & Gamble, Assistant Brand Manager
  • Veronica Ruschman, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, HR Generalist


About the YWCA:

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA Greater Cincinnati has been serving the community for 150 years. YWCA Greater Cincinnati serves more than 34,000 men, women and their families each year through programs focused in 3 key pillars: empowerment & economic advancement, health & safety, and racial justice & inclusion. YWCA Greater Cincinnati is a United Way partner agency. For information call the YWCA Greater Cincinnati at (513) 241-7090 or visit www.ywcacincinnati.org.

CONTACT:       Kristi Rohrkasse
Equity Leadership Manager
September 14, 2018
(513) 361-2168