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A local non-partisan initiative seeks to close the gender gap in government representation

provided, Women's Fund of Greater Cincinnati

While the number of women in leadership roles in corporate America is growing, women remain under-represented in civic spaces. According to a report from the Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati, women comprise more than half the population in the area, yet they only occupy 30% of government-appointed board seats.

On Cincinnati Edition, we hear why gender representation is important beyond the c-suite and how more diverse boards can increase civic engagement and develop better governing practices in local government.


  • Denise Driehaus, Hamilton County commissioner
  • Jan-Michele Kearney, vice mayor, City of Cincinnati 
  • Rajani Menon, manager of Appointed
  • Meghan Cummings, VP for Civic Engagement, Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Learn more about Appointed Civic Leadership Academy.

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