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Congratulations to our  2018 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Recipients

This year, Berkshire BPW was able to award $12,000 to twelve individuals from all areas of Berkshire County and many programs & aspects of continuing education. Congratulations to all the recipients and thank you to the Scholarship Committee for helping in the process! Applications will again be available in the Spring of 2019 with the deadline of July of 2019. Dawn Blondin North Adams Lindsay Cornwell Dalton Tara DiNicola Pittsfield Tyeesha Keele Pittsfield Tracy Kelleher Pittsfield Kristi Lee Lannan Pittsfield Danielle Mack Pittsfield Melody Marcella Hinsdale   Melinda Moon Lenox Sarah Ogden Cheshire Jessica Priester North Adams Soncere Williams Pittsfield
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Oct 2018: A message from Programming Vice President

Oct 2018: A message from Programming Vice President

The first women's rights convention in the U.S. took place in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. Convened by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and others active in the anti-slavery movement, it resulted in a Declaration of Sentiments modeled on the Declaration of Independence, which demanded a variety of rights for women, including suffrage. Unfortunately, 169 years later, women around the world continue to be deprived of economic opportunities. In some places, women are legally barred from working the same night hours as men. In many others, they are unable to get the financing they need to start—or grow—their businesses.…
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Sept 2018: Spotlight

Sept 2018: Spotlight

By 2020, 65% of the American workforce will need some form of postsecondary education or certificate program, meaning that the prospects for women with a bachelor’s degree will continue to grow. Berkshire Business and Professional Women is committed to ensuring that women in Berkshire County have the financial resources needed to achieve higher earning potential. In Berkshire County: Only 30.7% of Berkshire County residents have a high school diploma; The median household income in Berkshire County is $53, 030; 9% of all households and 15.7% of female headed households in Berkshire County live in poverty; There is only a small…
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Sept 2018: Letter from the President

Sept 2018: Letter from the President

Greetings Members! What a glorious summer it has been. A bit hot and humid for me butstill a glorious summer. Our Vice Presidents of Programs, Shela Hidalgo and Sopheap Nhim, have lined up a fabulous and interesting year for our monthly dinners. They are fun, interesting, and new. I can’t wait! We will kick-off the year with our September meeting celebrating our scholarship recipients. We will be celebrating 12 beautiful and fabulous recipients. I am so excited to meet them and hear what amazing work each are doing. Our monthly meetings are usually the first Monday of the month; however,…
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