Top Five Organizations

Top Five Organizations

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The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Designed to help grow your business, The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber believes, “If your business is thriving, so is Cincinnati.”


According to The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, it is “the largest and only regional business network of nearly 6,000 member companies.” The Chamber offers Cincinnatians an opportunity to “power up” their business with the Chamber’s “size, strength, resources and leadership.”


0208GIBBERMAN.gif The Chamber says its role is to help improve economic development, government advocacy, festivals and events, as well as business programs and services. With the values of leadership, service and teamwork, anyone who has membership in this organization is on the right path to ensuring a successful business.


EWomenNetwork allows women to get together and network while promoting their businesses. You can tell by a quick glance at their Web site that their duty is to women and getting their activities and businesses out in the open. From a radio show to its own personal coaches, eWomenNetwork incorporates professional successes and friendships.


A list of all their upcoming events can be found on their event Web site. From an afternoon at the Taft Art Museum to “Backwards in High Heels” the events held vary and are available for all women in the Tri-State interested in networking and growing their business.


Executive Women International (EWI), the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter
The EWI has a similar goal to the eWomenNetwork, however, they not only focus on networking locally, but internationally as well.

According to the Web site there are, “3,000 firms and 3,500 representatives are members of EWI in over 75 chapters located in major cities in the United States, Canada and Europe.” With more than 60 years of experience networking and helping companies thrive, EWI is definitely an organization any business owner should consider joining, especially if you are interested in developing your company overseas.

0408OAKLEY.gif Cincinnati NOW
“Cincinnati NOW is the Cincinnati chapter of The National Organization for Women,” according to the Cincinnati NOW Web site. The National Organization for women has chapters all around the United States dedicated to fighting discrimination against women and demanding equality for every woman.

As their Web site says, Cincinnati NOW is “a grassroots organization serving women and men committed to women’s rights.” Cincinnati NOW follows in the lead of the national NOW through by striving to “bring about equality for all women,” according to the Web site.

One of the founders of NOW, Elizabeth Farians lives in Ohio. Farians, has been a part of achieving equality for women for 45 years.

According to the founders’ Web site, “She testified in both the House and Senate that the ERA was compatible with religion. She is a co-founder of ‘Catholics for the ERA’ and ‘Catholics for Choice.'”

Although this may be a women-empowering organization, men are welcomed as well. All that is required is a desire for equality for women in the workplace, at school, in the justice system and in organizations throughout society. From reproductive rights for women to the end of all forms of violence against women, NOW is dedicated to achieving justice for an unjust society against women.

Cincinnati NOW has monthly meetings and conducts various activities to increase awareness of continuing issues women face. For more information you can visit the organization’s Web site.

Leading Women of Cincinnati
“In 1995, Leading Women began with a mission to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, establishing a woman’s right to vote,” according to the organization’s Web site.

From there, local women who were leaders of different women’s organizations in the Tri-State banded together to help get recognition for Women’s History Month, spotlighting 20 local women who had done great things professionally and charitably.

“Leading Women makes a $100 contribution in each honoree’s name to the nonprofit organization of her choice,” according to the Leading Women Web site. “It’s something we’ve done each year since 1999.”

If you are interested in sponsoring the organization, which gives out scholarships and donations to local charities, or you know someone who you believe should be recognized, you can contact the Leading Women of Cincinnati organization, by e-mailing them at


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The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber