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Update 3/7/16: General admission tickets have been sold out for A Conversation with Cokie Roberts. Thank you for your support of this event! For questions, contact Lauren Jones at 513-768-6123 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(January 5, 2016) — You can support The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation by becoming an event host/hostess or sponsor for the April 5 event, A Conversation with Cokie Roberts.
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Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming, as well as for NPR.
Tickets for this event will go on sale on January 25, 2016. A Conversation with Cokie Roberts will be held at 5:30 pm at the Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207.
The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region. Get involved at cincinnatiwomensfund.org.
CINCINNATI (Nov. 9, 2015) — The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is proud to announce the political commentator Cokie Roberts will be the next speaker at the annual "A Conversation With..." event on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programing, as well as for NPR. In more than forty years of broadcasting, she's won countless awards, including three Emmys and has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.
Ms. Roberts is a bestselling author, holds more than twenty honorary degrees, serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions, and on the President's Commission on Service and Civic Participation. The Library of Congress named her a "Living Legend," one of the very few Americans to have attained this honor.
Sponsorship opportunities are available, and host and hostess tickets are now on sale. Individual tickets will go on sale on Monday, January 25, 2016.
The event will start at 5:30 and will be held at the Cintas Center at Xavier University, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207.
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CINCINNATI (October 17, 2017) — NASA Astronaut, American Engineer, physician and STEM advocate Dr. Mae Jemison will be the next speaker for The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s A Conversation With event on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the Cintas Center.
General admission tickets are $50 each and will go on sale in late January 2018. Host and hostess tickets are $250 each, include a private reception with Dr. Jemison, and are on sale now at www.cincinnatiwomensfund.org. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Following her time in NASA, Dr. Jemison founded both The Jemison Group and BioSentient Corporation. A technology consulting firm, The Jemison Group explores and develops stand-alone science and technology programs, integrating the critical impact of socio-cultural issues with revolutionary technologies. Among The Jemison Group's groundbreaking work is a project to use satellite technology for health care delivery in West Africa and another to use solar dish Stirling engines for electricity generation in developing countries.
In addition to all her work, Dr. Jemison is a highly sought-after speaker on issues of health care, social responsibility, technology and motivation. She has appeared on BBC, The McNeil Lehrer Report, ABC Nightline, NPR and CNN.
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.
At the sold-out evening, Roberts addressed subjects such as the history of women in philanthropy, poverty, and the work of The Women’s Fund.
“The point of a women's fund is women coming together to make their resources much more effective,” said Roberts.
She also praised The Women’s Fund for its commitment to research with the PULSE Studies.
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The Women’s Fund Executive Director Meghan Cummings challenged the audience to discuss women’s self-sufficiency in backyards and board rooms.
“Women’s self-sufficiency isn’t a women’s issue, it’s a community issue,” Cummings said.
Shakila Ahmad served as the event interviewer. She is president of the board of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati and an enthusiastic community leader who has dedicated herself to numerous civic and community causes for over 20 years.
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 grantmaking, 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.
Snowe, former U.S. Senator from Maine and author of Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress, offers audiences a rare glimpse into how women in the House and Senate have been able to combine forces regardless of party labels, to overcome hurdles and make a difference for women.
Senator Snowe brings a unique perspective on how women can succeed and contribute even in one of the most exclusive, male-dominated institutions and how their contributions and collaborations in Congress offer a template for making government work again. Her life's story is an incredible and inspiring testament to the fact that any obstacle in any sphere of life can be overcome - and anything is possible.
The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region. Learn more at cincinnatiwomensfund.org