Female Business Leaders Discuss Career Advancement and Developing Others

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 http://www.cintas.com/.

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