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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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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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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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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Letter from Claire Richards, BBPW President, 2016 – 2019

Letter from Claire Richards, BBPW President, 2016 – 2019

Welcome to Berkshire Business and Professional Women’s group or Berkshire BPW.  My name is Claire Richards and I am the current President of Berkshire BPW. We have been having a fabulous year with interesting and fun programming. What is Berkshire BPW?  We are a group of women wanting to help each other and make a difference in our community.  Our members are working women seeking to advance their career goals, earn higher salaries, build stronger businesses, achieve pay equity and equal opportunities, and establish rewarding careers.  Berkshire BPW brings many rewards but the most lasting and meaningful are the lifelong…
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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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