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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Importance of BBPW Scholarships

Importance of BBPW Scholarships

Did you know that women make up more than two-thirds of the world's 796 million illiterate people? Right now the U.S. is far behind its global competitors in postsecondary attainment, ranking 11th in global postsecondary attainment and educational attainment is vital in order to continue supporting women’s economic empowerment and a more inclusive economy. In Berkshire County: Women make up 51.6% of the population Women with only a high school diploma make $24,800 compared to the $31,508 a man makes with the same education Women owned 3,877 businesses in the area compared to 7,161 owned by men (U.S. Census) Our…
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Thank you Claire and Sopheap!

Thank you Claire and Sopheap!

Berkshire BPW thanks Claire Richards and Sopheap Nhim for their years of service to BBPW. Claire Richards served as Board President for 3 years. Claire Richards, a native of New York City, moved to the Berkshires in 2009 not knowing anyone in the area.  Berkshire BPW offered a welcoming environment to connect, network, and build wonderful friendships. Claire worked 22 years in the municipal bond insurance in New York City.  In the Berkshires, she shifted into the not-for-profit environment as Director of Business at Berkshire South Regional Community Center. From there she built and ran her own business importing organic…
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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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