From the desk of Amanda Goyer, Chair of the Women’s Business Council and Director of Community Engagement at CAP COM Federal Credit Union.
Yesterday’s Women’s Business Council’s Voices in the Crowd event was inspired by Moth Radio Hour, and our second year bringing impactful stories to life with the help of our moderator and story coach, Christina Thyssen!
The storytellers captured the audience with their authentic and real-life stories that left attendees motivated and ready to rise against the tide, the theme all stories aligned with.
Main takeaways from each story are phrased below:
You can be strong, but a work in progress all at the same time.
You can quit, but don’t quit on yourself.
From challenge, find strength and courage.
Don’t ever let anything get in the way of your goals.
Allow defining moments, even if it’s rock bottom, to be gifts.
We would love to hear your feedback on this event for future planning! Thank you to all of our WBC members for sharing your voice!
‘She-Build’: Creating an All-Woman Real Estate Development Team With diversity and inclusion initiatives gaining traction in many industries, the commercial real estate world still remains a male dominated sector. However, there are women led commercial real estate companies that are working to improve the recruitment and retention of women in both management and investment positions.
Our 2019 Adopted Nonprofit, The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York needs your help! Please vote for them (one vote per day) starting on Thursday, November 14th, so they can win $10,000 in FREE advertising from the Times Union. Prizes like this are huge for non-profits as it helps spread their mission and help the families affected by epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Family Conference is a signature education activity unique to the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern NY.
The goal of this event is to offer information and education on epilepsy-related topics to those who are affected by epilepsy, as well as healthcare professionals. This conference includes topics relevant to both adult and pediatric epilepsy patients. For the first time, the conference will be broadcast live on Facebook! The conference will be taking place on Wednesday, November 13th at the Hearst Media Center (645 Albany Shaker Road, Albany NY 12211). Check-in begins at 11:00 and the program is from 11:30 am – 3:45 pm. Lunch will be served. Register for the conference by joining either in-person or on Facebook Live and view the agenda: http://bit.ly/EFNENYFamilyConf2019
From the desk of Lauren Axford, Executive Director of the Pine Hollow Arboretum.
Effectively managing a team can be challenging to say the least. Giving firm direction, while simultaneously providing space for individuality and creativity, is an art. Here are some tips from 10 influential women in the technology sector that can be applied to any field or work
(A Hint: clear communication, strong leadership, and collaboration are important!)
Join the 2019 WBC Adopted Non-Profit to help raise awareness.
During National Epilepsy Awareness Month, the Epilepsy Foundation is urging the public to remember #StaySafeSide, which are the steps in seizure first aid. Everyone can visit www.epilepsy.com/firstaid to learn more and download a seizure first aid poster, or contact Katelyn Markellos at email@example.com to request one be mailed.