Monday, March 25, 2002

YWCA will salute career women

Former Labor secretary Herman will speak at luncheon

By Amy Higgins
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Greater Cincinnati's glass ceiling is starting to chip and crack — and the YWCA will honor in May eight women doing the chiseling.

        The 22nd Annual Salute to Career Women luncheon will be held May 21 at the Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Convention Center. Tickets are $50 and can be ordered by calling 241-7090.

        The luncheon is the single largest fund raiser for the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, a 134-year-old organization. Proceeds support YWCA programs serving more than 20,000 women and their families.

        Former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman will be guest speaker. Ms. Herman, who served in the Clinton administration, was the first African-American to lead the Labor Department and was at the helm during a period that saw unemployment at its lowest in 30 years.

        Women of Achievement honorees are:

        • Kathy Beechem, executive vice president at Firstar Bank.

        • Lisa J. FitzGibbon, president and CEO of Work Resource Center.

        • Deb Henretta, president of Global Baby Care at Procter & Gamble Co.

        • Karla Irvine, executive director of Housing Opportunities Made Equal.

        • Vivian Llambi, president of Vivian Llambi & Associates Inc.

        • Kimya Moyo, district math curriculum manager at Cincinnati Public Schools.

        • Gwen L. Robinson, president and CEO of Community Action Agency.

        • Dorine R. Seaquist, senior vice president of patient services at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

        The luncheon also will honor Whitni Len Cotton, Walnut Hills High School senior, as the Mamie Earl Sells Young Leader Scholarship Award winner.


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