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Can Women Have It All?
Cleveland City Club 8/12/08

Tasked with the mission to answer the question" Can Women Have It All?" a distinguished panel of professional women gathered at the City Club Tuesday, August 12th. Moderated by President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Cleveland YWCA, Barbara Danforth the group was made up of women considered to be a success in both their personal and business life.

Caprice Bragg leads the development team of the Cleveland Foundation, the nation's third-largest community foundation with assets of $1.9 billion.

Cindy Einhouse, president and CEO of the Beck Center for the Arts, previously managed significant capital campaigns for the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland Clinic, and Playhouse Square.

Cleveland City Club Panel - Caprice Bragg, Cindy Einhouse, Moderator Barbara Danforth, Elizabeth Oliver, and Jennifer Thomas

Cleveland City Club Panel
Caprice Bragg, Cindy Einhouse, Moderator Barbara Danforth, Elizabeth Oliver, and Jennifer Thomas


While assisting KeyBank reach its strategic goals as president of its Greater Cleveland District, Elizabeth Oliver has also overseen the bank's philanthropic efforts to assist people in this region in achieving economic self-sufficiency.

Under Jennifer Thomas' direction since 2003, the Civic Innovation Lab has granted more than $1.2 million to 41 new initiatives and offered communication and strategic coaching to more than 600 entrepreneurs. All 4 have 2 children.

The women all seemed to agree that the key word is "balance" and making things work for you without regard to stereotypical concepts. Serving "breakfast for dinner" was a recurring, and well-understood theme. Ms. Oliver stated "It is essential that you reference balance to a point in time… It is not permanent."

Angie Kazi and Karen White of Key Bank

Angie Kazi and Karen White of Key Bank


They were also in agreement as to the necessity of asking for help from family, friends and co-workers. Barbara Danforth spoke of another panel she was on recently which proclaimed "We Have Not Because We Ask Not!" and encouraged the women to speak up for what they want and need.

As Jennifer Thomas explained it is also about choosing well. First, in choosing a spouse that understands the importance of your work outside of the home and then also in choosing an employer that "gets it" and will allow you to leave early for a recital or ball game, knowing full well you are the type of employee who will more than compensate later.

Jennifer Thomas and Elizabeth Oliver

Panelists Jennifer Thomas and Elizabeth Oliver

The room was filled with a sympathetic "awww" when a woman in the audience preceded her question by saying she just dropped her child off at Day Care for the first time ever.

Although there were no "OH! That's how you do it!" moments, it was an interesting discussion and an opportunity for working mothers to commiserate and feel a little less alone.

Cleveland Clinic Women - Shirin Rastguofrd, Diane DeCamillo, Annette Nirodi, Michelle Botek and Eleanor Hayes

Cleveland Clinic Women
Shirin Rastguofrd, Diane DeCamillo, Annette Nirodi, Michelle Botek and Eleanor Hayes

Darlene Jonozzo and Debra Light

Darlene Jonozzo and Debra Light

Manju Gupta of Wegman Hessler, Maggie McGrath of Cleveland Foundation and Carla Boddy of National City

Manju Gupta of Wegman Hessler, Maggie McGrath of Cleveland Foundation and Carla Boddy of National City

Cris Board of Resources Global Professionals

Cris Board of Resources Global Professionals

Leigh Keeton and Erin Reed

Leigh Keeton and Erin Reed

Meryl Johnson of the Cleveland Teachers Union and Meagan O'Bryan of the Rape Crisis Center

Meryl Johnson of the Cleveland Teachers Union and Meagan O'Bryan of the Rape Crisis Center

Darnella Robertson of NEORSD, Courtni Thorpe of Baker Hostetler and Julie Harris

Darnella Robertson of NEORSD, Courtni Thorpe of Baker Hostetler and Julie Harris

City Club lunch

Lunch before the panel discussion



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