The chamber honors women who have enhanced business, education, culture and philanthropy through their work in the community and surrounding region.
The women will be recognized at a 6 p.m. dinner in their honor Friday at the Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre. Emceeing the event is Janeen Coyle, morning disc jockey at WGRR-FM radio.
The keynote address at the black tie event will be given by Shakila Ahmad, a member of the Women of Excellence Class of 2011.
The women being honored are:
A twice survivor of breast cancer, Brackman volunteers for and donates money to 10 different charities including the Baby Milk Fund, the American Cancer Society and Girls on the Run. Nine years ago she received the Unsung Hero’s Award from Cancer Family Care for her volunteer efforts.
A public relations professional, Davidson has a soft heart for children and young adults diagnosed with cancer. She co-founded the Dragonfly Foundation three years ago with Christine Neitzke after Neitzke’s son was diagnosed with stage 3A Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Since its founding the foundation has grown from raising $20,000 each year to nearly $1 million. Money is used meet the needs of patients at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute.