January 2020: Greetings from the President

January 2020: Greetings from the President

BBPW January Newsletter January 14, 2019 Happy New Year! With two weeks in, I hope each of you has started out the new year on a positive note. A new year can always be so energizing, with a look back at the year just past and a look forward to new ways of learning and growing. We were just thrilled with Sally Helgesen’s presentation on “How Women Rise” at the Morgan House in Lee. It was a sold-out evening with a long waiting list. We had great feedback following the meeting as well. So, I would encourage you to RSVP…
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January 2020 Spotlight: Mary Vasquez-Slack

January 2020 Spotlight: Mary Vasquez-Slack

Member Spotlight: Mary Vasquez-Slack Local and Virtual Assistant My Versatile Secretary Hey there!  Did you know that the Berkshire BPW Member Spotlight can also be used to give information about something other than showcasing your place of employment or business? It’s true and I’m going to use this opportunity to tell you a little about me, my business and other interests.  Pittsfield has been my home for decades and I love living here. I’m a transplant from La Puente, CA. You may be wondering, how I came to the Berkshires, so here it short and sweet. After high school I…
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December 2019 Greetings from the President

December 2019 Greetings from the President

December Greetings! Our December 9th meeting and holiday get together was a lot of fun at Methuselah. It was super to see so many new members and guests! Yuki Cohen did a terrific job hosting us; we love to support women-owned businesses. Karen O’Donnell enthusiastically led us through exercises on networking and we raised money too! We will put the money from the wine pull into our 2020 scholarship fund. The donated gift cards will make the holidays brighter for the families supported 18 Degrees. At our Board meeting last week, we welcomed several new Committee members, which was exciting…
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November Greetings from the President

November Greetings from the President

A November hello! Many of us are getting ready for a Thanksgiving Day feast with friends and family. It is a great day and weekend to “take stock” of life’s blessings as well as to help others in need. Please read about our December 2nd meeting for an opportunity to do just that! I hope you enjoyed our November dinner and meeting, with speaker and author, Joan Cohen, talking with us about the realities of dealing with Alzheimers’ Disease. She was both warm and informative. Again, we will utilize your feedback to improve on upcoming events and meetings. We are…
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October Greetings from the President!

October Greetings from the President!

The rich fall color is just beautiful here in the Berkshires. I love walking, driving and simply watching the leaves fall all around us!  I hope you enjoyed our October dinner and meeting, with both speakers, Hillery Hinds-Maxymillian and Amy Diamond talking to us about critical issues of our day, domestic violence and increasing women’s representation in public office. I was inspired by the level of engagement and participation during both talks. The Programming team, the Board and I look forward to your feedback about the evening to make our upcoming events even better. I hope also you picked up…
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Photos! 2019 Scholarship Awards

Photos! 2019 Scholarship Awards

Back Row: Kate Lauzon , Lasheika Moody, Monica Bernal , Ashley Paradise , Ivelisse Rodriguez, Jessica Jones, Molly Merrihew Front Row: Genese Latini, Cecilia Clancy (BBPW President), Gwendolyn Van Zant (2019 Woman of Achievement),  Richelemarie Hang, Alicia Wallace Not Present:  Megan Anello and Samantha Cabral Click phots below to see enlargements
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September 2019 Spotlight: Andrea Hurley

September 2019 Spotlight: Andrea Hurley

Member Spotlight: Andrea Hurley Web Designer, Strategist & Creative Director, Elytra Design BBPW Member since September, 2018 Andrea owns and operates Elytra Design, a web design, branding and strategy business. She founded Elytra Design in 2002, when dot com crash wiped out so many web firms across the country. Because she was at her peak of love and learning for this new technology, the only way to survive was to start her own business. As she says on her website: “At a time when companies are downsizing or closing shop, one might think it's not the wisest time to open…
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Press Release: Berkshire BPW October Meeting and Dinner

Press Release: Berkshire BPW October Meeting and Dinner

by Celia Clancy, President September 15, 2019 The Berkshire Business & Professional Women's Group will hold its monthly dinner at 5:30 pm on October 7th at the Proprietor’s Lodge in Pittsfield. This is open to both members and non-members. In addition to networking, there will be two speakers who are not to be missed. Andrea Harrington, our District Attorney, will speak in recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness month. She will reference upcoming community reads of “No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know about Domestic Violence can Kill Us” by Rachel Louise Snyder. Amy Diamond will be speaking about…
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September 2019 Spotlight: Linda Dulye

September 2019 Spotlight: Linda Dulye

September 2019 Member Spotlight: Linda Dulye Linda Dulye (above in pink), founder and president of Dulye & Co. thrives on helping companies and their employees go spectator free. Since 1998, Dulye & Co. has partnered with Lockheed Martin, Rolls-Royce, Tyco, CIGNA, Cardinal Health, United Technologies, Bobcat, the Army Corps of Engineers and other respected organizations to bring out the best in their people through communication, collaboration and change practices that build lasting engagement. Her firm’s award-winning Spectator-Free Workplace™ programs have delivered measurable gains in productivity, retention and morale. Prior to starting her company, Linda held leadership positions in corporate communications…
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BBPW September 2019 Letter from the President

BBPW September 2019 Letter from the President

Letter from Celia: September 2019 Early fall greetings! I hope you are enjoying the crisp, cool weather and new colors that surprise us and are so welcomed each September. I am honored to take on the role of your new President and have dug in! I am grateful to Claire Richards for her leadership these past few years as well as the efforts, the leadership and the support of the Berkshire BPW Board. By the time our first e-newsletter is published and relaunched, the September event, celebrating our scholarship recipients will have taken place. It looks to be quite well-attended.…
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