A Conversation With...

We've got some "out-of-this-world" news to share with you! 

On April 5, 2018 we will welcome the first female African-American NASA astronaut, Entrepreneur & Advocate for Science Education, Dr. Mae Jemison to Cincinnati as our keynote speaker at “A Conversation With."

About Mae:

Dr. Mae C. Jemison is a doctor, a scientist, an astronaut and a dancer! 

On June 4, 1987, she became the first African-American woman to be admitted into the astronaut training program. On September 12, 1992, Jemison finally flew into space with six other astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle "Endeavor" mission STS47, becoming the first African-American woman in space!

Dr. Jemison is an icon of both the women's rights and civil rights movement, in 1993 she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame and in 2004, the International Space Hall of Fame. In 1992, The New York Times called Dr. Jemison "A Determined Breaker of Boundaries". We completely agree and support that!

Join us as we welcome an icon to the Queen City!

Thank you to our "in" crowd!

We’re headed back to the Cintas Center on Thursday, April 5, 2018. As you know, this will be a stellar evening with the brightest stars in the region and it just would not be complete without you.

The individual host level ticket is $250 which includes your name printed in the program, fantastic seating at the event, and an invitation to the VIP Reception before the speech where you can meet and greet Dr. Jemison. 

Ready to be a-MAE-zed? Claim your host spot now! 

This is a signature event for The Women’s Fund and we are want to have you on board as a key supporter! Take a peek at the benefit packages to help guide your decision and give you a glimpse into range of promotional opportunities. 

2018 Sponsorship benefits

Thank you to our #aMAEzing 2018 sponsors!

More about A Conversation With...

In 2012, The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation created a signature event to celebrate Women’s History Month. We invited a female history maker to speak in an intimate setting – where she could share her journey, her triumphs and her obstacles with our supporters.

Our Past Speakers:

  • In 2017, retired American soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion, Abby Wambach shared insights from her struggles both on and off the field. 
  • n 2016, Cokie Roberts joined us to share her wisdom gained from being an NPR correspondent, political commentator, award-winning broadcaster, and best-selling author. "Investing in women and girls keeps a country out of poverty," she said at our event. See photos from this inspiring event on Flickr!
  • In 2015, we welcomed Lisa Ling to share her experience as a groundbreaking journalist and a human rights advocate.
  • In 2014, we welcomed Sen. Olympia Snowe to share her experience as the first woman to serve in both chambers of her state’s legislature as well as both chambers of the United States Congress.
  • In 2013, we welcomed Phyllis S. Sewell (video) – the first female Senior Vice President of Federated (now Macy's), the first female executive officer of a Fortune 500 company in Cincinnati and a veteran of many corporate boards.
  • For our first year in 2012, we invited Marian Spencer, civil rights activist who fought to desegregate Coney Island and went on to become the first African-American woman to serve on Cincinnati’s City Council.

See our 2016 Photos

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