The strength and sustainability of leadership is critical to continuing the momentum of the Columbus Region. The cultivation of the next generation of leadership within respective companies, across the region, and in civic organizations is a priority. Each year, Partnership members convene around different topics of leadership at an annual two-day retreat. Additionally, the organization makes concerted efforts to support the advancement of women and minorities in leadership roles.


The Partnership actively engages with other leadership organizations and initiatives in Central Ohio to continue to cultivate the pipeline of next-generation leaders, build relationships, and to advance the inclusivity and diversity of our community’s leadership and workforce.


YPO (formerly Young Presidents’ Organization) is a premiere peer-to-peer member organization chief executives ages 45 and younger.  The Columbus Partnership and the Columbus Chapter of YPO engage in shared leadership programming to continue building and reinforcing cross-generational leadership relationships.

Entrepreneurs’ Organization

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000+ influential business owners with 170 chapters in 53 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.  EO’s Columbus Chapter includes nearly 100 members.