MRO Magazine

Female Business Leaders Discuss Career Advancement and Developing Others

September 14, 2015
By Business Wire News


Recently Cintas Corporation along with Fifth Third Bank, Ernst & Young, and The Nielsen Company sponsored the second annual Push Yourself|Pull Others Leadership event at the Cintas Center at Xavier University. The event was presented in collaboration with Agenda 360’s Diverse by DesignTM initiative and brought together more than 300 professionals from 24 different organizations. The mission of this unique program was to provide a forum for discussing and sharing ideas on pushing one’s own career while also pulling up the next generation to help position them for career success.

“This is an event that was initiated by our Women’s Business Resource Group last year and one that we look forward to coordinating every year,” said Robin Everhart, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Cintas Corporation. “The goal is for the attendees to interact with a phenomenal group of professionals and to take away at least one or two things to immediately apply to positively impact their career and the community.”

Keynote speaker Candace McGraw, Chief Executive Officer of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) spoke about leadership lessons she learned over the course of her career and shared some savvy career advice.

A panel moderated by Mary Stagaman, Executive Director of Agenda 360, included executives from Macy’s, the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office, The Nielsen Company and Western & Southern Financial Group. The panelists shared their career journeys and provided advice on career advancement. The program also included breakout sessions focused on assessing and correcting any gaps in necessary skills for career advancement as well as how to create executive presence.

“As we work to create the diverse and culturally competent workforce our region will need for the future, the importance of advancing women all the way to the executive suite cannot be overstated,” said Stagaman. “Push|Pull offers attendees the opportunity to connect with their peers; to meet and learn from experienced executives; and to walk away with tools and resources to advance their careers.”

Proceeds from the event were donated directly to support The Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati. The Women’s Fund’s mission is to lead the community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in the Cincinnati region and igniting a shared desire to improve it.

About Cintas Corporation:

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, first aid, safety and fire protection products and services. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. For more information on Cintas, please visit

About Agenda 360:

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Agenda 360 is a regional action plan intended to transform Cincinnati USA into a leading metropolitan region for talent, jobs, and economic opportunity by the year 2020. Diverse by DesignTM is a key initiative of Agenda 360 and is intended to make the region a magnet for top talent from around the globe and an inclusive home for all.

Cintas Corporation
Michelle Goret, Vice President of Corporate Communications, 513-573-4155