In This Issue:
Tuesday, November 3, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Macy's at Fountain Place, 505 Vine Street - Enter via Fifth and Race Street doors
Join members of WINGs as we celebrate our accomplishments in support of United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Hear a national update on women’s philanthropy from Carol MacPhail, National Women’s Leadership Council Board Member (bio below). And, toast to our efforts to come!
Macy's at Fountain Place is ours for the evening! Join us and our program host Cammy Dierking of WKRC-TV in welcoming Carol MacPhail and enjoy...
Mingle with your friends. Revel in your accomplishments. You deserve it.
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Carol MacPhail, Partner, Deloitte Tax, LLP, Pittsburgh, PA
Carol MacPhail is a member of the National Women's Leadership Council Board for United Way Worldwide and is a senior partner with Deloitte where she advises both public and private companies on tax, accounting and wealth planning matters. A Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner, she is active professionally, including presentations to industry and business conferences and media appearances on new tax legislation.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh and served as Chair of the local Women's Leadership Council where, under her leadership, the WLC posted record growth. Carol is also a member of the boards of VisitPittsburgh, the regional destination marketing organization in western Pennsylvania and the FISA Foundation, a private foundation founded by women whose mission is service to women, girls and people with disabilities.
(Pictured from left to right: Rachel Fausz, UWGC; Mindy Kirshner, UWGC; Cheryl Thomas, P&G; Lisa Papa, P&G; Cheryl Rose, Fifth Third Bank; Marilyn Mocilnikar, Fifth Third Bank; Senator Shannon Jones; Kelly Jones, Fifth Third Bank; Becky Fellerhoff, Macy's; Ingrid Nobiletti, Fifth Third Processing Solutions; Susan Storer, Macy's; Christi Novomesky, P&G; Cindi Bedinghaus, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Margaret Hulbert, UWGC.)
Thirteen women traveled together to Columbus on September 30 to advocate to our senators and representatives from Ohio’s southwest delegation. The group began building relationships with key legislators and learned about the advocacy process at the state level.
WINGs members began the day with training on a chartered bus to Columbus. They were assigned meetings with their specific legislators and were prepped for topics to cover, including the importance of early care and education even in tough economic times. Following meetings in the morning, the group shared a relaxed lunch with Senator Shannon Jones and Representatives Connie Pillich and Denise Driehaus along with Alicia Leatherman, Director, Early Childhood Cabinet in the Office of the Governor.
The group took a tour of the Statehouse after lunch and also met with Senator Bill Seitz who pro actively supports efforts in early care and education. He provided a great dose of reality as they group learned about the compromises that were important in making progress in the legislature.
On the way home, the women shared stories from the day over wine and cheese and wrote thank you notes to those members they’d met. It was a successful day and one that we’d like to repeat periodically, in both Ohio and Kentucky.
United Way Worldwide and the Women’s Leadership Council will host a Capitol Hill experience in March, 2010 in Washington, D.C. Similar to the event in 2008, attendees will have opportunities to talk directly to their senators and representatives about issues important to United Way. You’ll receive training around advocacy and learn more about public policy on the federal level. All this, in addition to a great opportunity to connect with other women leaders from all over the country committed to United Way and making all our communities stronger. The group of 12 women that attended the event in 2008 came away with a renewed sense of empowerment and close relationships with each other – it was truly a life-changing experience.
If you would like more information or have interest in being a part of the contingent from United Way of Greater Cincinnati, please contact Rachel Fausz at WINGs@uwgc.org or call 513-762-7194.
Over the last several months, the WINGs Impact Team has been working on a plan to advance the work of the team. We have a vision to make the work of the Impact Team meaningful for both WINGs members and link it to United Way’s overall mission.
Through a series of meetings with WINGs members and United Way staff dealing directly with early childhood work, we’ve determined that WINGs members want simple ways to connect to volunteer opportunities – with little preparation needed on the front end. Our most successful activities have been those like our outing to Visions and the Freestore Foodbank (pictured).
As we continue to work through the best ways to engage WINGs members, we’d like to involve you. If you have an interest in being involved in any way in this work, please email Rachel Fausz at WINGs@uwgc.org.
Charlotte Otto (pictured right with Ingrid Nobiletti), recently retired Global External Relations Officer at P&G, was our guest speaker and shared her thoughts on leadership and building personal brand equity.
On October 13, WINGs members joined together to volunteer at Childen, Inc.’s Treasure House in Covington. They were treated to an opportunity to learn more about the agency and interact with children in the classroom through games, reading and other activities.