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Thursday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Ariel International Center
1163 E 40th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

Join us for a remarkable evening commemorating the achievements and contributions of women entrepreneurs at our prestigious In the Company of Women: A Celebration of Women Entrepreneurs. This annual event is dedicated to recognizing the exceptional accomplishments of women who have made significant strides in the business world, inspiring future generations of female leaders.

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Constance Hill-Johnson

Owner and Managing Director of Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services

Constance Hill-Johnson (Connie) is the Owner and Managing Director of Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services in Cleveland Ohio.  Visiting Angels is an in-home service provider assisting the elderly and older adults to live as independently as possible by remaining safely in their own familiar home environment.  

 

Now a seasoned entrepreneur, Connie started her business in 2002, and has successfully served hundreds of seniors throughout the greater Cleveland area and surrounding communities.  She spent many years working in both the financial services and healthcare arena.

A graduate of Case Western Reserve University and The University of Southern California, Connie is regarded as both a dynamic motivational leader and speaker who shares with audiences her entrepreneurial journey owning a homecare agency, which began in her early 40’s. She also shares her journey as an adult caregiver caring for a mother with dementia.

 

Her commitment to the community is unwavering. She is the first African American woman to serve as Board Chairperson for The Cleveland Foundation, the oldest community foundation in the country. The Cleveland Magazine named her one of 2024’s Most Interesting People and Crain’s Cleveland Business recognized her in 2023 as a Notable Nonprofit Board Leader. In 2020 she was honored as a YWCA Greater Cleveland Woman of Achievement winner and in 2017 honored as a Crain’s Women of Note. She also serves on the board of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (BRIA) and is actively involved in other community and civic organizations.    

 

Connie has earned the degree of Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Health Services Administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.  Additionally, she holds a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Past Award Winners

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2023

Teleangé Thomas, Chief Operating and Relationship Officer at JumpStart Inc

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2019

Patricia Ramsey, Vice President of Community and Economic Development for Fifth Third Bank

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2018

Vanessa L. Whiting, President of A.E.S Management Corp.

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2017

Margaret W. Wong, Founder and Managing Partner of Margaret W. Wong & Associates

Sponsorship Levels

By supporting this event, you will contribute to the WBC’s
mission of leveling the playing field for women entrepreneurs. 

Sponsors are invited to a VIP happy hour prior to the event to network with other sponsors, connect with the team at ECDI, and meet the Woman of the Year awardee. During the event, guests can enjoy complementary cocktails and WBC member made heavy hors d’oeuvres while networking.

TrailblazeHER - one available
PRESENTING SPONSOR

$25,000

  • Two (2) reserved tables for eight

  • Logo recognition at the VIP cocktail hour prior to the event

  • Opportunity to make opening remarks and introduce honoree

  • Full page ad in printed program

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor on all printed marketing materials

  • Company logo displayed on-screen during event

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor on event webpage with URL hyperlink

  • Logo featured in event photobooth

EmpowerHER - two available
TITLE SPONSOR

$10,000

  • One (1) reserved table for eight, including admission to VIP cocktail hour

  • Full page ad in printed program

  • Recognition as Title Sponsor on all printed marketing materials

  • Logo displayed on-screen during event

  • Recognition as Title Sponsor on event webpage with URL hyperlink

ImpactHER

$5,000

  • One (1) reserved table for eight, including admission to VIP cocktail hour

  • Half page ad in printed program

  • Company logo or name on printed marketing materials

  • Logo displayed on-screen during event

  • Logo featured on event webpage

FundHER

$2,500

  • Four (4) reserved seats, including admission to VIP cocktail hour

  • Quarter page ad in printed program

  • Company logo or name on printed materials

  • Logo displayed on-screen during event

  • Logo featured on event webpage

AdvocateHER

$1,000

  • Two (2) reserved seats, including admission to VIP cocktail hour

  • Business card size ad in printed program

  • Company logo or name on printed materials

  • Logo displayed on screen during event

  • Logo featured on event webpage

SupportHER

$500

  • Two (2) reserved seats

  • Names printed in the program and on the event webpage

For questions, please contact Korin Green at icow@ecdi.org

Levels

Host Committee

Sign up to learn more about joining our host committee. 

Host committee members help drive ticket sales to help make the event a success. As a committee member, you agree to purchase 2 tickets to the event and encourage others to attend by promoting the event your networks. Host Committee members will have their name displayed on the printed program.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Host Committee. Staff will reach out with more details.

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