Celebrating International Women's Day: Hear what these prominent women of Cincy have to say

Posted at 5:00 AM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 07:17:45-05

CINCINNATI — When WCPO meteorologist Sherry Hughes was a child, she wanted to be a doctor. Celebrity mixologist Molly Wellmann had her heart set on fashion design. Civic leader Shakila Ahmad wanted to do both.

Hughes, Wellmann and Ahmad were three of six women asked to share their experiences on camera in honor of International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8.

This group of local prominent women were asked the same set of questions and their answers were compiled into a video. (Video can be viewed in media player above).

The women profiled in this video include:

  • Shakila Ahmad, business owner and Past Board Chair of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
  • Suzy DeYoung, chef and owner/founder of La Soupe.
  • Karen Diehl, president of the Greater Cincinnati’s Republican Women’s Club, insurance agent, business owner
  • Commissioner Denise Driehaus, Democratic Hamilton County commissioner and vice president of the Board of County Commissioners
  • Sherry Hughes, WCPO meteorologist
  • Molly Wellmann, owner of Japp’s Since 1879, National "Bartender/Bar Owner of the Year," author

We chose women with different backgrounds, faiths, politics and professions to celebrate their differences, as well as the commonalities they share.

They share advice and insights from both their personal and professional spheres. We hope you take a few minutes to hear their stories.