A Conversation with Soledad O’Brien

A Conversation with Soledad O’Brien

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The Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati is bringing in a powerhouse keynote speaker for its next event. Click for all the details.


The Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation aims to ensure the economic self-sufficiency of women in the region while also inspiring the desire to make it better.


The Fund itself has more than 20 years of involvement, understanding, and building results, while also remaining ahead of the challenges and solutions that affect women and their families not only in Cincinnati and the Tri-State, but across the country.


Now, The Women’s Fund is bringing a new conversation to the spotlight through its “A Conversation With” event coming up April 25 at 5:00 pm at the Cintas Center. The keynote speaker for the event will be award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien.


O’Brien is the host of the Sunday morning syndicated political show Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.


“Soledad has established herself as one of the most recognized names in broadcasting by telling the stories behind the most important issues, people, and events of the day,” explains Meghan Cummings, executive director of the Women’s Fund. “A champion of diversity, she gives voice to the underserved and disenfranchised through her Emmy-winning reporting and acclaimed documentary series, Black in America and Latino in America, while also the contributing editor, reporting in-depth news magazine pieces for PBS NewsHour, and correspondent for HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. A prominent philanthropist, Soledad is the founder of PowHERful, a foundation that mentors and funds college tuition expenses for young women.”


Questions will come from FOX 19 NOW morning anchor Charisse Gibson, who is not only known for her newscasting but also as the host and executive producer of “Cincinnati Connection,” a public affairs show that explores social and community issues throughout the Tri-State.


“Charisse’s background in journalism offers our supporters a new opportunity to glean insights into Soledad’s story. Her ability to effortlessly switch from hard news to lifestyle made her the natural choice to complement Soledad’s impressive body of work,” says Cummings.


According to Cummings, “A Conversation With” is a signature event from The Women’s Fund that was launched in 2012 as a way to highlight a female history maker and give them the opportunity to speak in an intimate setting.


Speakers so far have been able to share their journeys, triumphs, and obstacles, and include the likes of Dr. Mae Jemison, Abby Wambach, Cokie Roberts, Lisa Ling, U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, Phyllis S. Sewell, and Marian Spencer.


General admission tickets for the event are $50 and include a networking pre-reception with Cincinnati influencers, an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and the conversation with O’Brien.


To learn more about the Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati, visit.