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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