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General admission tickets for the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s “A Conversation With” event will go on sale to the public this Thursday, February 14 at www.cincinnatiwomensfund.org.
CINCINNATI (February 1, 2018) — Tickets are now available for The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s A Conversation with Dr. Mae Jemison on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Cintas Center. Jemison was the first African American woman in space and is an engineer, physician and STEM advocate.
Tickets can be purchased online at cincinnatiwomensfund.org. General admission tickets are $50 and includes a networking reception. Host and hostess tickets are available at $250 each and includes a private pre-talk reception with Dr. Jemison and priority seating.
Jemison will be interviewed by Melanie Healey, former group president of Procter and Gamble.
The Women’s Fund created “A Conversation With...” as a signature event in 2012 to highlight a female history maker to speak in an intimate setting – where she can share her journey, her triumphs, and her obstacles. Previous speakers have included Abby Wambach, Cokie Roberts, Lisa Ling, U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, Phyllis S. Sewell and Marian Spencer.
The April 5 event will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available.
All proceeds benefit The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which works to ensure the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region and ignites a shared desire to improve it.
Growing up in the Southside of Chicago, Dr. Mae C. Jemison was always curious about space. After graduating from Stanford University, she became a medical doctor and worked in Liberia and Sierra Leone as the Peace Corps medical officer. In 1983 she applied to the NASA program, after being inspired by Sally Ride, the first woman in space, and Nichelle Nichols, who acted in Star Trek. At NASA, she became the first female African-American to become an astronaut and go into space when she flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992.
Serving six years as a NASA astronaut, Dr. Jemison is an icon of both the women’s rights and civil rights movement, inducted into both the National Women’s Hall of Fame (1993) and the International Space Hall of Fame (2004). After NASA, she began teaching at universities including Dartmouth College and Cornell University and founded research groups to continue the development of scientific knowledge. She is a doctor, a dancer, an astronaut and holds nine doctorate degrees in the humanities, science, and engineering.
As group president, Melanie Healey ran P&G’s overall operations in the company’s largest region/market (North America/US) and one of their large sectors (Health Care/Feminine Care & Adult Care).
She is a board director and strategic advisor. Her business and brand building expertise, multi-cultural and multi-national perspective, and passionate commitment to improving the lives of consumers, employees and the global community have led to engagement on corporate, industry, university and community boards. She is a board director of Verizon, Target, PPG, Urban Sitter, Beckon. Her previous board service includes Bacardi, Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, 3CDC (as chair), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, University of Richmond and ArtsWave (as the 2014 campaign chair).
Healey is an inspirational leader who has increased stakeholder value by building diverse global organizations focused on a shared consumer focused vision, new product and commercial innovation, building brands, and driving operational improvements that deliver revenue, profitability and share growth.
Healey was listed eight consecutive years in Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business ranking. She has been named to Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women and Advertising Age’s Most Influential Women in Advertising.
The Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region. Through leadership, research, and policy advocacy, The Women’s Fund works to identify and address the barriers affecting working women and their families. Learn more and get involved at www.cincinnatiwomensfund.org.
One of the nation’s leading community foundations, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation helps people make the most of their giving to build a better community. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities. As a community foundation, GCF creates a prosperous Greater Cincinnati by investing in thriving people and vibrant places. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1963, the Foundation inspires philanthropy in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. At the end of 2016, GCF had net assets of $563 million.