P&G and Kroger Partner to Help Uplift the Next Generation of Female Athletes, Scholars and Business Leaders

Kroger and P&G partner to bring the LPGA back to Cincinnati and launch the Game Changers Platform to help advance women in business, entrepreneurship, and higher learning.

Executive Committee

Executive Committee. From left to right, Jon Moeller, Mary Ellen Adock, Annika Sorenstam, Stuart Aitken, Monica Turner. Center Debbie Majoras

Kroger and Procter & Gamble have partnered to bring the LPGA back to the city for the first time in over 30 years. “The Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G,” taking place September 5-11, will attract some of the biggest names in women’s professional golf. This tournament is also part of Kroger and P&G’s commitment to help accelerate the advancement of women in sports and business.

The Queen City Game Changers

This commitment includes the launch of a new leadership program for 130 diverse women, the Queen City Game Changers, to help accelerate female advancement into roles of executive leadership and entrepreneurship. In partnership with other Cincinnati-based founding partners, including GE Aviation, Cintas, Tri-Health, St. Elizabeth, Great American and many others, the mission of this program is to identify and support the next generation of Game Changers from both the corporate and entrepreneurial communities of Cincinnati.

The Queen City Game Changers
LPGA Scholarship

P&G and Kroger Executives and Kroger-Always Game Changers Scholarship Awardees (from left to right): Bryanna Hall, Northern Kentucky University; Scott Hays, Kroger President of Cincinnati-Dayton Division; Jessica Williams, University of Dayton, majoring in Fine Arts; Honesty Lyon, Wilberforce University, majoring in Mass Communications; Caitlyn Morrow, University of Cincinnati, majoring in Psychology; Melissa Suk, P&G Always Vice President; Kate Meyer, Kroger Vice President of Health & Beauty Merchandising; Pat Cady, P&G Sales Senior Vice President. Yugandhara Nalawade, Miami University, majoring in Econometrics (not pictured).

  • Always has partnered with Kroger to create the Game Changers Scholarship Program to help support multicultural women achieve advanced degrees in business and liberal arts. Five female students, nominated by their local universities, will receive $5,000 scholarships.
  • P&G Home Care brands (Dawn, Cascade, Swiffer, Mr. Clean & Febreze) will be driving awareness of their “Close the Chore Gap” initiative. Launched in 2021, the campaign invites everyone to do their part to create more equality in the division of household work. The tournament’s Volunteer Center will be transformed to a space where several high-profile players, together with their partners and loved ones, will share their personal stories of how they help our LPGA women “close the chore gap” within their homes.
  • Pampers is bringing to life a supportive Family Center, where moms will have space to pump or nurse and parents can change diapers  or even take advantage of expert daycare workers for a moment to relax and watch the game. During key days and hours, fans and attendees will have opportunities to meet with LPGA moms and hear their stories of what it’s like to be a “Mom on Tour.”
  • Secret Deodorant is sponsoring the Driving Range and will host a clinic with the world’s top LPGA players on their secret to being “All Strength, No Sweat.”
Pat Cady