When alumnae thrive, UC prospers.

Women of UC is a network of Bearcats united to advance the power of our female graduates. Together, we inspire each other to advance our personal and professional lives.

We plan experiences ranging from cocktails and conversation to taking deep dives on professional issues - A mix of work and play - All with the aim of bringing women together. We hope to see you very soon!

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Women of UC in action

Cynthia Johnson

Cynthia Johnson, Pharm ’18, owns Cindy J Cosmetic Labs, LLC, an innovation company that offers research and development services for cosmetic business owners.

Tokyo Olympic Medals

Annette Echikunwoke, A&S ’18, Bus ’19; Vanessa Gilles, CECH ’18; and Jordan Thompson, CECH ’18, ’20; competed in the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, with Gilles and Thompson earning gold medals. Read more about women of UC in the 2021 Summer Olympics.

Lisa Mahle-Grisez

The University of Cincinnati Clermont College recently welcomed Lisa Mahle-Grisez as associate dean of academic affairs.

Woman looking and smiling directly at the camera while wearing a pink hat

Kristen Tomlan, BSID ’11, turns favorite childhood treat into a dream business.

UC Alumna and Olympic athlete Mary Wineburg smiles for the camera

Mary Wineberg, BSED ’02, claimed the gold in the 4 x 400 meters race in 2008 Beijing Olympics.

DAAP graduate and Project Runway contestant, Tessa Clark

Tessa Clark, BSDES ’16, does Bravo’s Project Runway.

Alumna Nicole Wiesmann sits on a couch smiling

Nicole Wiesmann, BSDE '93, talks about creating a purpose-driven design culture at Banana Republic.

Headshot of alumna Karen Olivo

Tony-winning UC alumna, Karen Olivo, CCM' 97, recognized during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Alumna Rashida Mauel looks onward while deep in discussion

Rashida Manuel A&S '12, '16 is on a mission to build a more equitable, sustainable Cincinnati.

Alumna Nicole Wiesmann sits on a couch smiling

Heather Farrington, PhD, A&S ’11 puts DNA to work for wildlife.

Headshot of alumna Mary K. Brown

Career is a testament to volunteerism’s mutual benefits for Mary Kay Brown, MEd, CAHS ’71, ’02.

Alumna Rashida Mauel looks onward while deep in discussion

Paula Lampley, JD, Law ’92 serves as director of College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Women in Engineering.

Two women smile for a photo together at an event

Past Event Resources

  • A Conversation with Maliha Zulfacar 
    We celebrated Women’s History Month with a keynote presentation by Maliha Zulfacar, PhD, DAAP ’72, the first Afghan woman permitted to study alone in the U.S. who later fled her homeland as a young mother when the Soviets attacked in the 1970s. Watch Maliha Zulfacar’s Women’s History Month presentation.
  • Holiday Mixology
    We learned all about creating the perfect home bar, mixing tips and tricks, and more with Homemakers Bar. Download the recipes from the hands-on workshop: The Bearcat and The UC Spritz.
  • The Myth of Perfectionism
    UC Young Professionals and Women of UC partnered for a conversation about perfectionism, our fear of failure, resiliency, and more. Watch now!
  • Bearcats in Bloom
    Ashley Hack, DAAP '07 | Mokara Floral
    Find your floral personality by taking our quiz!
    Get inspired for your next event.
  • Simplify
    Danielle Boerger CECH '10 | Simplify in Style
    What does simplifying mean to you? How can it benefit you in your everyday life? Learn more


Have an idea or
want to host a Women of UC event?


Contact Cynthia Miller, Senior Director,
Alumni & Donor Experience, Constituent Engagement

or call 513-556-2078.