Greater Cincinnati is home to some of the most amazing Single and Successful women in the country. Here we present five of them who are making a difference in our community, with a strong sense of style and individuality. Each woman is undeniably attractive and fiercely independent in her own way. They come from varying backgrounds and work in different professions, yet all of them embody what it truly means to be Single and Successful. Although there’s a good chance they might not be “Single” for very long – if that’s what they want.

Here we present Cincinnati Profile’s Single and Successful class of 2013:

Carrington Rowe

Carrington Rowe

(Photo Credit: Belle & Blanc Photography)

What does it mean to you to be “successful?”

To be successful, to me, means doing something that you love and showing people that you’ve worked really hard to get to a happy/successful place in your life. If you can wake up in the morning and look forward to going to work instead of dreading it, then that means you’ve succeeded!

What philanthropies/charitable organizations are you associated with?

The American Heart Association, Jaymie Jamison Foundation, Red Cross, and many food drives around the area.

Why is giving back to the community important to you?

Giving back to the community is important to me because anything that you do for others, people will see that and be inspired to help others as well. Plus, I love seeing the people that I help become happy when they see people are there to help them. You always know when you see that look on someone’s face, then Karma is going to be great to you in the end.

What do you love about Cincinnati?

I love the atmosphere and the different events around town. If you go to one area, it’s all entertainment (especially downtown) and you can find some fun party/networking events as well. There is always something to do. I am proud to call Cincinnati my hometown.

What are your biggest turn-ons/turn-offs?

Turn-ons: manners, dressing well, confidence, and someone with gumption/spunk (since I am an actress, that’s a big turn on).

Turn-offs: when someone is too into themselves, ignoring someone when the other person is talking to them, and the big one – if they don’t respect another person.

What are your goals/dreams? Or at least something you’re hoping to accomplish this year?

My first couple goals this year have already been accomplished: 1) get cast in a play “Swiss Cheese, Sweethearts, and Shenanigans” which opens Feb. 15-17 and 21-23 at Village Players in Ft. Thomas and 2) play the role of an icon (just got cast in a film called “Edie,” about the life of Edie Sedgwick, playing the role of Ingrid Superstar). My next goal for this year is making the big move to Hollywood either late Summer/early Fall.

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Jessie Deye

Jessie Deye

(Photo Credit: Kate Messer Photography)

What does it mean to you to be “successful?”

My definition of success is constantly evolving. Right now, success to me is measured in happiness. It’s about finding out who you are and remaining true to that. If your dream is to live in a bungalow in Thailand (which sometimes I think mine is), be honest with yourself about it, take a leap of faith, and go do it. If it’s to finally buy that starter home in Mariemont for your new family of three, then heck yeah, go do that too. I define success as living in constant pursuit of whatever it is that makes you happy.

What philanthropies/charitable organizations are you associated with?

A few years back I founded the Cincinnati chapter of “85 Broads,” a global women’s networking organization with a strong philanthropic component. I am involved with a remarkable international organization aimed at providing aid to children suffering from poverty, abuse, neglect, and illness called Children’s Hope Chest. One of my goals for this year is to raise awareness about this organization in Cincinnati. If you have not heard of it, I encourage you to check it out at www.hopechest.org. And finally, I am very proud to be a part of dunnhumby’s strong community presence through volunteer efforts with the Freestore Foodbank, the Drop Inn Center, and Oyler Middle School.

Why is giving back to the community important to you?

I backpacked through India for 18 days last year, and it opened my eyes to how much of a sheltered bubble we live in here in the United States. One in two children in the world live in poverty. We are the lucky ones that just happened to be born into relative wealth and prosperity. That inequity bugs me to my core, and I want to be able to say that I’m doing something about it. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, one of my personal heroes, has a quote that I try to live by: “I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday, and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”

What do you love about Cincinnati?

The renaissance of the downtown core and OTR over the past 10 years is nothing short of astounding. To think that the streets I wouldn’t dare drive down as a freshman at UC are now boasting some of the most desired residences in all of the city is absolutely incredible. Cincinnati is developing an amazing identity as a young, hip city with some of the strongest retail, CPG, marketing, and branding companies in the world calling it home. Add to that the strength of our incredible startup community, and you’ve got the makings of something really special here.

What are your biggest turn-ons/turn-offs?

To me, the most attractive quality in someone is a strong and unique sense of self; knowing who you are as an individual and never apologizing for it. A close second is having a palpable passion for life. I’m big on living a life of bold adventure, and I appreciate being able to share that with the people I’m closest with.

What are your goals/dreams? Or at least something you’re hoping to accomplish this year?

I am a strong believer in being fearless in your pursuit of big dreams, and I’ve got a list of them a mile long. One short term goal that I’m working toward currently is an intense workout and nutrition regimen in preparation for a fitness competition this summer. You’ll catch me at LA Fitness every day after work and following a strict clean eating diet. I’m pushing myself hard, and I absolutely love it.

Theresa Diersen

Theresa Diersen

(Photo Credit: Belle & Blanc Photography)

What does it mean to you to be “successful?”

Being successful, to me, is not about my paycheck or bettering someone at a task. Being successful is the feeling of accomplishment from completing something close to the heart. It usually surrounds making someone else’s life a bit easier or happy for a moment/day. For example, I had an idea to start a charity event almost four years ago for children. Each year this event is a personal crusade. I don’t measure the successfulness of the event by how many people came or how much money it made. I measure the success by the happiness I see from beneficiaries of the event. Knowing that I made a difference in a child’s life because I could, and not because I had to, is what success means to me.

What philanthropies/charitable organizations are you associated with?

For my profession, I work with close to 30 charities but the two closest to me are the Ronald McDonald House and Starfire. On a personal level, I chair events for A Kid Again and Cystic Fibrosis as well as serve on committees for Canstruction with the Freestore Foodbank and Josh Cares.

Why is giving back to the community important to you?

I had the best parents anyone could ask for. They sheltered me from knowing that we didn’t have luxuries like other people. Now as an adult and seeing what they sacrificed, I make a point to give more than I have to ensure that others like me growing up have an opportunity to rise above their circumstances. I truly wish that many of the programs which are accessible now were accessible when I was young. It would have made my parents lives much easier.

What do you love about Cincinnati?

I love that people are always willing to support causes not necessarily close their hearts but maybe to a friend’s. And if you truly want to get involved with the community there are a wide variety of outlets to do so.

What are your biggest turn-ons/turn-offs?

A huge turn-off for me is those only doing charity for recognition. It should be because you want to give back, not creating a name for yourself. A huge turn-on is seeing the reward for the hard work one put into a project. I find ambition very attractive.

What are your goals/dreams? Or at least something you’re hoping to accomplish this year?

I’m sure this is corny but my major goal this year is to help my father find peace with my mother’s passing. They were together 50 years and while I assist so many other people at work, with charity, and friends’ causes, I really want to help one of the two important people that made me who I am.

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Alison Montoya

Alison Montoya

(Photo Credit: Kevin Rue Photography)

What does it mean to you to be “successful?”

Do I really qualify for this? Just kidding!

Being successful is very important. I have always set goals in my life and so far I’ve been able to hit each and every one of them. From riding horses at a world level to having a career in journalism here at home I am truly blessed. But most importantly success is not possible without family, friends and their support and I am surrounded by it.

What philanthropies/charitable organizations are you associated with?

Being in TV gives me a wonderful platform to help out in my community. I have been involved in charity events to benefit St. Rita School for the Deaf, Redwood that helps children and adults with severe disabilities and Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky.

Why is giving back to the community important to you?

Giving back is so important to me. Whether it’s getting involved in a big charity event or just helping someone who you can see is struggling, it’s all important.

You want others to know people care and that we’re behind them no matter what. I know people have been there for me and if I can do the same I am grateful.

My mother always told me growing up, “To whom much is given, much is expected.”

What do you love about Cincinnati?

I love Cincinnati because of the friendly people, the family atmosphere and the professional sports teams. It’s a tiny piece of heaven especially when the Reds and Bengals are doing well. I love going to the games with family and friends.

What are your biggest turn-ons/turn-offs?

I’m a simple human being. Turn-offs? mean people. Turn-ons? A great smile, funny, kind and a person who is positive.

What are your goals/dreams? Or at least something you’re hoping to accomplish this year?

This is a tough question. Not knowing the future is scary but exhilarating at the same time. I hope to continue my career in TV and continue to climb the ladder whether it’s here at home or in a different city. As for something I would like to accomplish this year: to drive fast at the Kentucky Speedway because I have a need for speed. And to work on my golf game.

Toni Green

Toni Green

(Photo Credit: Belle & Blanc Photography, Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry)

What does it mean to you to be “successful?”

It’s funny that I’m being asked this question, because the moment I found out I was chosen, I thought to myself, “Am I truly successful?” I feel like defining what is successful is so subjective. One is successful when you’re doing what you truly love to do. Every individual has been anointed to do something that brings them great joy at the same time contribute to mankind. Some people will never feel that they’re successful because just the nature of being ambitious is constant with setting goals and striving to reach another milestone. Balance is the key to success. Fostering strong relationships and spending time to cultivate those relationships; consistently setting goals and working to achieve them; and taking time to work on mind, body, and soul are all conditional for the state of being successful.

What philanthropies/charitable organizations are you associated with?

I have a gift to serve children so I’ve been in various serving roles with DiscoveryLand Children’s Ministry at the Vineyard Community Church in Springdale. I serve as a teacher in the nursery with children from ages 0-24 months. I’m also a mentor with the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, and have been for many years.

Why is giving back to the community important to you?

Giving back is a priority for me. Not only that, it’s my pleasure to do so. I’ve overcome some tough obstacles in my life and if it weren’t for mentors and their wisdom it wouldn’t be possible to get to where I am today. Saying it takes a village is an understatement! If I can relieve parents and grandparents while they attend a weekly celebration at church and give them peace of mind that their children are safe and well cared for (while they do something to grow spiritually), there’s no place I’d rather be! Although I’m not a mother yet, I have a natural love for kids and seeing their faces with smiles and yes, even their runny noses brings me great joy!

What do you love about Cincinnati?

I love that Cincinnati has seasons, and we typically get to experience them all each year. I also have a love affair with ice cream and here in Cincinnati you can get ice cream pretty much anytime of the day. Between our local creamy whip spots like Mt. Healthy Dairy Bar, Graeter’s Ice Cream, UDF, and Orange Leaf I’m pretty much covered.

What are your biggest turn-ons/turn-offs?

I love a man who has a quiet confidence, is thoughtful, and can keep me laughing. There’s not a chance I can go through life without laughter. Smokers, arrogance, and a sloppy appearance are major turn-offs for me!

What are your goals/dreams? Or something you’re hoping to accomplish this year?

They say “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” I suppose I can give Him a little chuckle and say that I’d like to start a courtship with a handsome man!

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