It's no surprise that Cincinnati Country Day School alum Elizabeth Blackburn '11 was named one of Cincinnati Business Courier's 2021 Women Who Mean Business. Anyone who knows Blackburn from her tenure at Country Day or her work at the Bengals would agree that she has earned the title.
The Women Who Mean Business award is in its sixth year and recognizes Greater Cincinnati women whose professional achievements have stood out over the past year. Blackburn, the director of strategy and engagement for the Cincinnati Bengals, played a crucial part this year in launching the long-awaited Ring of Honor which recognizes former players, coaches, and individuals who have played a significant role in the franchise, enhancing the team's social media presence, and creating interactive content to boost fan engagement.
"It's an honor to be recognized alongside nine other incredible women all making such a significant impact on our community. Coming out of a complex year in 2020, I knew this year had to have an extra focus on unity and fun," said Blackburn. “We have put in massive amounts of work during the offseason, which have yielded the biggest improvement in game entertainment metrics the NFL has ever charted. The Bengals have had an exciting season on the field with big aspirations ahead and it’s nice to see great crowds and tremendous energy in Paul Brown Stadium.”
Blackburn credits part of her success to the Country Day community. Not only did she play two sports and participate in many clubs and extracurricular activities during her time at Country Day, but the small school and close-knit community also helped her develop deep friendships and gave her “the safety net and confidence to try new things.”
"My Country Day experience – from the classroom to leadership experience in sports – continues to help me in my current role," said Blackburn. "I hope to see the Country Day community in orange and black at future games. Who Dey!"
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