Quotes from Voices in the Crowd

From the desk of Amanda Goyer, Chair of the Women’s Business Council and Director of Community Engagement at CAP COM Federal Credit Union.

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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.

– Subrina

You can quit, but don’t quit on yourself.

– Walter


From challenge, find strength and courage.

– Susan

Don’t ever let anything get in the way of your goals.

– Gretchel

Allow defining moments, even if it’s rock bottom, to be gifts.

– Victoria

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!

Women in Business Wednesday: ‘She-Build’

From the desk of Lauren Axford, Executive Director, Pine Hollow Arboretum

‘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.  

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Photo by C Morillo on Unsplash

Click here to read the article: http://nytimes.com/2019/11/12/business/women-real-estate-development.html

Vote For the Epilepsy Foundation at This Year’s Capital Region Gives

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.

For more information, go to timesunion.com/capitalregiongives

2019 Epilepsy Family Conference

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

10 Powerful Women in Tech Share Their Best Advice for Managing a Team

From the desk of Lauren Axford, Executive Director of the Pine Hollow Arboretum.

10 Powerful Women in Tech Share Their Best Advice for Managing a Team

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!)

10 Powerful Women in Tech Share Their Best Advice for Managing a Team

Fun Stuff! Painting with a Purpose

Painting with a Purpose

Painting With A Purpose Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 12th


Painting With A Twist Studio

899 New Loudon Rd, Latham NY

Gather friends and family and join us for an evening of fun and creativity!

No experience needed!

$35 per person – 50% of your registration fee will be donated to

the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York!

Register TODAY (and see what we will be painting!) at:  http://bit.ly/PaintingForEpilepsy

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Stay, Safe, Side: It’s Seizure First Aid

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  kmarkellos@epilepsyneny.org to request one be mailed.