Women of the Year

Women of the Year Luncheon

This special and well-earned recognition for exceptional women has been a tradition in our community. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is so pleased to help carry on this great tradition by partnering with The Enquirer to bring you the 49th annual Women of the Year Awards Luncheon.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and Cincinnati Enquirer are teaming up again to bring you the 50th Anniversary of the Women of the Year award. This year’s luncheon will be held on October 26, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Cincinnati from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Nominations will be open in early June. So be thinking of the women in your life who have dedicated their time, energy and talent to make our community a better place to live for all.

The 49th Annual Women of the Year Luncheon is Sold Out!

Thank you for supporting the amazing women who make our community a better place. We are looking forward to celebrating their successes  with you on Monday, October 23!

49th Class of Women of the Year Honorees

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and The Enquirer are proud to announce the 49th Class of Women of the Year Honorees! Thank you to all who submitted nominations. With a record number of nominations, we are proud of the many women in our community who make a difference and commit their lives to making our community a better place.

Karen Bankston

  • Associate Dean, Clinical Practice, Partnership and Community Engagement, UC College of Nursing
  • Professor, Clinical College of Nursing, UC College of Nursing

Suzanne Adrian DeYoung

  • La Soupe, Founder 

Sister Sally Duffy, SC

  • Child Poverty Collaborative, Co-Chair 
  • TriHealth and Price Hill Will, Board Member

Mimi Mosher Dyer

  • La Soupe, Business Partner
  • ProKids and Kindervelt Volunteer
  • Camp Arbutus Hayo-Went-Ha,  Board Member

Sandy Kaltman

  • American Jewish Committee, President and Interfaith Committee Chair
  • Dor L'Dor, Generation to Generation, Founder

Pam Kravetz

  • Artist and Art Educator, Artworks Trustee

Susan Lee Landis

  • Maslow's Army, Co-Founder

Jo Martin

  • Tattoo Removal, Inc., Director

Zeinab Schwen

  • Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
  •  The Women’s Fund of GCF, Leadership Council
  • YWCA, Board Member

Lauren Hannan Shafer

  • Saturday Hoops, Co-Chair
  • CYC mentor
  • Artworks Board Member

Read the full article from the Sunday, September 10, 2017 edition of The Enquirer, Meet the 2017 Women of the Year.

Thank you to our event style sponsor, Macy's for helping the 49th Class of Women of the Year honorees look and feel like stars on their big day!

Photos from 2017 Women of the Year Honorees' Reunion

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What happens when 90+ inspirational, powerful women get together? Something epic! What an amazing Women of the Year Reunion event at Memorial Hall we had in June 2017 to celebrate past Women of the Year Honorees and the start of a new partnership with the Enquirer - Cincinnati and Kentucky! See more in this Enquirer story. 


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