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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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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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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100th Anniversary of Business and Professional Women USA; July 16, 1919

100th Anniversary of Business and Professional Women USA; July 16, 1919

The legacy of Business and Professional Women USA began in 1919. While mobilizing for World War I, the U.S. Government recognized the need for a cohesive group to coordinate identification of women's available skills and experience. A Women's War Council, financed through a federal grant, was established by the War Department to organize the resources of professional women. It was guided principally by executives of the Young Women's Christian Association(YWCA). The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs was founded on July 16, 1919, at a meeting led by Lena Madesin Phillips of Kentucky. In the 1930s it became a charter member of the International Federation of…
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January 2019 Member Spotlight: Mary Jo Murphy, Snow Farm

January 2019 Member Spotlight: Mary Jo Murphy, Snow Farm

Mary Jo Murphy—Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program “My high school art teacher encouraged me to follow my creative nature and always be involved in the arts. I have followed his advice and most of my career has been in nonprofits and the arts. I believe that the arts are a vital part of our lives, and I am proud to be a part of Snow Farm, a special place that offers the opportunity and space to immerse yourself in art.” — Mary Jo Mary Jo has been the Executive Director of Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program…
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Member Spotlight, December 2018: Karen O’Donnell

Member Spotlight, December 2018: Karen O’Donnell

Meet Karen O’Donnell, Berkshire BPW member and former VP of programming! Karen is a long-term Berkshire resident having moved here in the early 1980’s to work at GE Plastics. What you may not know is that Karen is a Professional Coach and Speaker on many facets of leadership and career growth and launched her new enterprise, Generating Autonomy LLC, in 2013 here in the Berkshires. Whether you’re a successful business owner, a manager or an individual contributor growing your career, the daily tactics and firefighting take you away from your own growth and innovation. As a seasoned Professional Coach, Karen…
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