Oct 2018: A message from Programming Vice President
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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
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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
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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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