YOU HOLD THE KEY TO INFLUENCING THE FUTURE FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS

WHAT’S KEYHOLDER?

Keyholder is a night to connect as a community and lift the voices of women and girls. As a guest, you influence gender equality and economic security in central Ohio. You hold the key to lasting social change. It’s a night to give visibility to issues affecting women and girls while also providing inspiration and highlighting solutions.

Keyholder 2017 was successful thanks to the support of our sponsors

Corporate support allows all event costs to be underwritten, making every ticket purchased a tax-deductible donation to The Women’s Fund.

We want to especially thank American Electric Power for its lead sponsorship of Keyholder 2017!

And our private after party sponsor, Big Lots Foundation.

Production Sponsor

Hospitality Sponsor

Match Sponsor

Partners

  • Accenture
  • Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education
  • Columbus School for Girls
  • Deloitte
  • Downtown Dermatology LLC
  • James Investment Research
  • La Jeune Mariee Bridal Collection
  • Midwest Breast and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Navigator Management Partners LLC
  • NetJets
  • OhioHealth
  • The Ohio Federation of Teachers
  • Ohio Nurses Association
  • The Ohio State University
  • Olympic Indoor Tennis Club
  • Resource/Ammirati
  • T.Marzetti Company
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Wardrobe Therapy

In Kind

  • ARC Artistry
  • Brezel
  • Cherbourg Bakery
  • Full Face Artistry
  • Key Companies
  • Nay’s Creative Ways: Pretzels with a Twist
  • Orange Barrel
  • Rose Bredl
  • Sadie Baby Sweets
  • SEEN
  • WOSU

Special Thanks

  • Cristo Rey Columbus High School
  • Home Prep
  • Lamar
  • Pat Wynn Brown & Steve Brown
  • Sohza
  • Suzanne Roberts
  • treetree agency
  • Yelp

PAST KEYHOLDERS:

BILLIE JEAN KING

Billie Jean King is the epitome of a game-changer, breaking down barriers as a pioneer for gender equality. From her history-making Battle of the Sexes match and her fight for Title IX, to founding the Women’s Sports Foundation and commitment to equal pay for equal work, she is a tenacious leader for positive social change.

“You can only shape the future if you understand the past.”

-Billie Jean King

VANESSA WILLIAMS

Vanessa Williams’ integrity, resiliency, and grace make her an authentic voice as she lives her life with dignity and professionally defines her own path to success. Vanessa’s strength and endurance over the years to become a multi-faceted performer and actress resonated with many, while encouraging us to script our own lives.

“I believe that the older you get, the more fearless you become.”

-Vanessa Williams

MELISSA ETHERIDGE

A two-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Melissa Etheridge’s voice is unforgettably authentic. Her spirit and confidence radiate beyond her music when she advocates for gender equality and as she raises awareness to create a stronger community for all. Melissa amplifies and embodies the power of ME.

“All men, and women, and everything in between are created equal.”

-Melissa Etheridge

ASHLEY JUDD

Author, humanitarian, activist, and actress Ashley Judd uses her voice as an advocate for equality, encouraging women by sharing her own story. Her words focused on the strength she gained from her travels and understanding she has gained by giving back and helping others find their voices.

“You have so much power to bring awareness, prevention and change.”

-Ashley Judd