EMPOWER HOURS Join the Cincinnati Bell Rise Up Women’s Series Event Lineup Celebrating Women Leaders in Arts & Society

MISC_Jennifer Zawadzki

Jennifer Zawadzki

CINCINNATI, OH (October 12, 2021) – Following a successful and impactful launch last month, the Cincinnati Bell Rise Up Women’s Series continues with new and dynamic event experiences which spotlight some of world’s most inspiring women artists and thought leaders.

Memorial Hall OTR proudly introduces the Cincinnati Bell Rise Up Women’s Series Empower Hours starting November 2021. Empower Hours are two-hour experiences that break the monotony of typical networking events, offering audiences the opportunity to hear powerhouse women share their stories of courage.

The series of three Empower Hours will begin on November 17, 2021, featuring Jennifer Zawadzki, CEO and Co-Founder of The Future You Project, sharing her story of transformation that has inspired women
across the country to elevate one another and live their best lives. Programming will continue with a series of entertaining acts at historic Memorial Hall through June 2022.

The first event is being announced at this time:

Empower Hour – Jennifer Zawadzki with Amy Scalia
November 17, 2021, 4:30pm | Doors Open at 3:30pm
Memorial Hall | 1225 Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine

Tickets are $30 and include one drink ticket, complimentary light bites and a meet & greet with the speakers. Tickets available at MemorialHallOTR.com, or by calling the Memorial Hall Box Office a 513.977.8838 (Tu – Fr, 1pm – 6pm).

…The Series Continues with Multi-Genre Programming

This week, Washington Park is thrilled to play host once again to an inspiring Cincinnati Bell Rise Up Women’s Series event. On Sunday, October 17th at 6:00pm, 2019 Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, Nella, will perform at the Washington Park Bandstand. Thanks to the generosity of our Cincinnati Bell Rise Up Women’s Series Sponsors Cincinnati Bell, Procter & Gamble, CIVISTA Bank and Messer Construction we are making the Nella concert more inclusive by offering complimentary tickets to the show. Should the weather not cooperate, the concert will be moved inside to Memorial Hall which is across the street from Washington Park.

The Cincinnati Bell Rise Up Women’s Series continues with a performances by beloved Canadian singer songwriter trio The Wailin’ Jennys on February 9, 2022 and energetic collective of eight musicians, dreamers and artist, Sammy Rae & The Friends on March 15, 2022.

Additional 2022 events will be announced in the weeks to come including a family theatrical program with a female lead, and a women’s conference.

The Cincinnati Bell Rise Up Women’s Series is being made possible with presenting support from Cincinnati Bell, Procter & Gamble, CIVISTA Bank and show sponsorship by KMK Law and Bartlett Wealth Management.

In addition to the events series, 3CDC will offer free media support through its advertising and marketing channels to their non-profit partners Make A Wish and Ladies of Leadership, with the goal of generating awareness for their services and to help with fundraising opportunities.

Empower Hour Speaker Bios:

Jennifer Zawadzki
Jennifer Lee Zawadzki is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Future You Project, a brand that specializes in curated gift boxes and wellness activities that elevate, celebrate and support women.

As a writer and guest speaker for numerous publications, television networks, and women’s empowerment groups, Jennifer’s personal story of transformation has inspired women across the globe to embrace the power of female friendships, believe in their limitless potential, and experience the joy that comes from living life on purpose, with purpose.

Amy Scalia
Amy Scalia is an experienced digital publisher, writer, marketer and on-air talent. Celebrating ten years with Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2021, Scalia develops on-air and digital content for Local12, Star64, CW, Cincinnati Refined and OTT stations nationwide. She’s also a freelance writer for Columbus-based LBrands.

Major life accomplishments include: being a mom of three, receiving a “40 Under 40″ award from the Cincinnati Business Courier, winning the “Best New Product/Service of the Year” Award from the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and a national Web-writing award from ASHPE, a national feature writing award from ASBPE and running three Flying Pig Marathons.

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About Memorial Hall: Memorial Hall is conveniently located in the heart of the revitalized arts district of Over-the-Rhine. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, this exquisite venue overlooks Washington Park, and is neighbor to Music Hall, the Transept, the School for Creative and Performing Arts, and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Designed by Samuel Hannaford & Sons, the hall features marble staircases adorned with intricate wrought iron that lead to the 556-seat proscenium theater, dubbed the Annie W. and Elizabeth M. Anderson Theater. Exceptional acoustics, decorative murals and Tiffany chandeliers enhance this historic performance space, completed with stenciled murals by Francis Pedretti. Memorial Hall Operations is dedicated to programming and preserving historic Hamilton County Memorial Hall. The venue’s bookings reflect the richness of our community, honor the veterans for whom the hall was built, and contribute to the vibrancy of the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. For more information, visit www.memorialhallotr.com

About 3CDC: 3CDC is a private, non-profit, real estate development and finance organization focused on revitalizing Cincinnati’s urban core in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati corporate community. 3CDC’s work is specifically focused on the Central Business District and in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. 3CDC also manages The Cincinnati Equity Fund (CEF) and the Cincinnati New Markets Fund (CNMF). These investment funds play an important role by providing needed financial capital to 3CDC’s development projects. For more information, visit www.3cdc.org

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