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February 21, 2024

Engage! Cleveland convenes a selection of the region’s most notable and inspiring professionals to offer guidance to the next generation of women


February 21, 2024 — Engage! Cleveland’s seventh annual Next Generation of Women program presented by Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University will feature perspectives from ten insightful leaders from the Greater Cleveland Area. Next Generation of Women will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 13, 2024, at Stillwater Place at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The program will consist of four specially curated, 60-minute presentations on imposter syndrome, female collaboration, allyship, empowerment and more! 

“Engage! Cleveland is thrilled to be featuring such a powerful group of speakers to give the up-and-coming women in our community a unique professional and personal development opportunity,” said Ashley Basile Oeken, President of Engage! Cleveland. “Now in its seventh year, this event continues to grow, and we are thrilled to provide a high-quality program with exceptional speakers once again.”

The following leaders will be joining us to present on a variety of topics designed to connect, uplift and empower Cleveland’s Next Generation of Women:

  • Blake Babcock, Vice President of Client Engagement, Staffing Solutions Enterprises
  • Jane Christyson, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio
  • Marisa Darden, Partner, Benesch Law 
  • Hannah Delis, Chief Human Resources Officer, Swagelok
  • Janet Reed-James, Chief Human Resources Officer, CHN Housing Partners
  • Sara Martin, Chief Operating Officer, Bober Markey Federovich 
  • Mike Milby, Chief Executive Officer, Ratliff & Taylor
  • Chinenye Nkemere, Co-Founder and Director of Strategy, Enlightened Solutions 
  • Rear Admiral, June Ryan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, June Ryan Global Solutions
  • Bethany Studenic, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Enlightened Solutions                                                                                                                      

Those who are interested in participating can register by visiting:

Registration costs $78.40 for Engage! Cleveland Employer Members and $98 for the general public.

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

The 7th Annual Next Generation of Women is sponsored by Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Boler College of Business at John Carroll University, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Oatey Co., Benesch Law, National Interstate Insurance, and Squire Patton Boggs

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About Engage! Cleveland


Engage! Cleveland is a community engagement organization for young professionals, emerging leaders and business/community leaders passionate about making Cleveland a lasting home for the next generation. Engage! Cleveland’s mission is to attract, engage, and retain emerging, diverse talent to Greater Cleveland. You can learn more at:

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