Nan Whaley Carry As You Climb

About Carry As You Climb

Carry As You Climb is the podcast that will share stories of women leaders, how they got there, and who they brought up along the way. This podcast is devoted to talking to women leaders across Ohio and the nation. Episodes are hosted by Nan Whaley and will feature women leaders from different sectors – from politics to non-profits to business.

The inspiration behind the name, Carry As You Climb, comes from a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Connie Schultz. As Connie says, women leaders not only have to climb the ladder, but women also should carry other women along with them.

About Nan

Nan Whaley is proud to choose Dayton as her home. Originally from Indiana, Nan attended the University of Dayton where she graduated in 1998 and soon settled in the Five Oaks neighborhood where she and her husband Sam reside today. 
Her career is distinguished by her commitment to public service, civic involvement and interest in local government. First elected to the Dayton City Commission in 2005, Nan was the youngest women ever chosen for a commission seat. She was proud to be elected as Dayton’s mayor in 2013 by a double-digit majority, and re-elected without opposition in 2017. As mayor, she has focused on the areas of community development, manufacturing, and education. 
Nan is a national leader among her peers serving on the Board of Trustees for the US Conference of Mayors as well as the Chair of the International Committee for the conference. She serves as a Vice Chair for the National League of Cities, Council on Youth, Education and Families. Nan is also a founding board member for the Ohio’s Mayor Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of Ohio’s 30 largest cities. 

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