The profound insights shared by the panelists at the WBC Women of Excellence Unplugged luncheon this month — photos for which you can see here! — resonated well with the crowd gathered at the Desmond Hotel. Following brief remarks by New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, moderator Benita Zahn led a spirited discussion on the values and experiences of the individual, highly accomplished Women of Excellence from a wide range of industries and backgrounds. Our “Voices in the Crowd” shared why WBC events are such a valuable networking experience for them:
What do you particularly enjoy about this event?
Karmel: “This is a wonderful opportunity to hear from other women and what they have achieved in their lives. It’s also great to support the Chamber!”
What is special about WBC events?
Helen: “I find that events such as this one are always very friendly. Because attendees come from so many different backgrounds, I have the opportunity to make many new connections. The events always combine good networking and seeing good friends, which makes for a good experience overall!”
Are you active in the Women’s Business Council?
Helen: “Yes, I am a member of the Program Committee, which gives me insights of what is going on.”
What are your impressions of today’s event?
Venessa: “This is my second day in my new job. To be here today on my second day is a treat, but it also mirrors my company’s corporate culture. It is great to meet so many other accomplished women.”