Engage! Cleveland to host second annual Next Generation of Women presented by Sherwin-Williams

Cleveland, Ohio – Engage! Cleveland will host its second annual Next Generation of Women event presented by The Sherwin-Williams Company on March 28, 2019 at Stillwater Place at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to inspire and connect female professionals in the community. The half-day experience is packed full of professional and personal advice for up-and-coming women in Cleveland and features some of the area’s most noteworthy female professionals across all industries. 

“Engage! Cleveland is excited to be hosting Next Generation of Women again this year,” said Ashley Basile Oeken, President of Engage! Cleveland. “Our inaugural event far exceeded our expectations and shows that young women in our community are looking for professional development opportunities. We are happy to provide a high-quality program with exceptional speakers.”

Next Generation of Women will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. holding five, 50-minute presentations by female leaders covering the following topics.:

  • Caring for Your Whole Self with Jan Murphy, Senior Vice-President of Mission and Ministry, Sisters of Charity Health System

  • Charting a Course: A Financial Guide for Women with Emily Drake, Partner, Fairport Asset Management

  • Being Authentic – Leading with Your Own Personality Style with Jennifer Cohen, Senior Vice President, Leadership Development, Ratliff & Taylor

  • What Happens Outside of the Work Place with Margaret Bernstein, Director of Advocacy and Community Initiatives, WKYC Channel 3

  • How to REALLY Network with Cathy Belk, President, JumpStart Inc.

Specially crafted for emerging female professionals in Cleveland, Next Generation of Women provides the opportunity to network with women in the area and gain valuable advice from remarkable female leaders. During its first year, the event generated a successful turnout with over 275 females in attendance.

“The Sherwin-Williams Company is again proud to be the presenting sponsor of Next Generation of Women.  We were so delighted to see the first-year success of the event and are truly honored to have the opportunity to show our support for Engage! Cleveland and the quality programming the organization provides for Cleveland's next generation of leaders to develop and connect with one another and their community,” said Maria Spangler, Director of Community Engagement at The Sherwin-Williams Company.

Those who are interested in participating can register by visiting  https://www.engagecleveland.org/calendar/2019/3/28/next-generation-of-women. Registration costs $75 for general admittance and includes lunch.


To learn more about Engage! Cleveland or new programs, jobs and civic opportunities for young professionals in Cleveland, please visit engagecleveland.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


www.engagecleveland.org | 8200 Sweet Valley Drive, Suite 100 | Cleveland, OH 44125

About Engage! Cleveland

Engage! Cleveland is a community engagement organization for young professionals and business/community leaders who are passionate about making Cleveland a lasting home for the next generation. Our goal is to attract, engage and retain young, diverse talent to Greater Cleveland by connecting young professionals to people, jobs, organizations and events. You can find out more at www.engagecleveland.com.

Next Generation of Women is presented by The Sherwin-Williams Company. The gold sponsor for the event includes PNC as well as silver sponsors, Benesch, FIT Technologies, JumpStart Inc. and Lincoln Electric. A full list of sponsors and partners can be found at https://www.engagecleveland.org/calendar/2019/3/28/next-generation-of-women.

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Ashley Basile Oeken