WBC Event Updates

Women's Business Council | Capital Region Chamber

We hope you all are well and hanging in there during these difficult times. The Women’s Business Council has made the very difficult decision to postpone the Women of Excellence Luncheon. The event will now be held on Monday, October 19th.

Here is the full event calendar for the rest of 2020:

Tuesday, August 4
Wellness in the Workplace
Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park, 30 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park

Tuesday, September 15
Success through Perseverance: Learning from Women of Excellence Honorees
Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany

Monday, October 19
29th Annual Women of Excellence Luncheon
Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany

Tuesday, November 3
Voices in the Crowd
Wolferts Roost, 120 Van Rensselaer Blvd, Albany

Tuesday, December 8
Holiday Fundraiser for The Food Pantries for the Capital District
The Century House, 997 New Loudon Road, Latham

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Marna Redding at mredding@capitalregionchamber.com. We wish your family health and strength. We hope to see you all soon!

Women and Power at Work

You are cordially invited to help begin a new Siena College tradition.

A group of alumni from Siena’s Class of 1968 has generously created an endowment to host an annual community outreach event to promote and celebrate the Franciscan tradition of civil dialogue.

This year, the Spirit of ’68 Endowment is pleased to present “Women and Power at Work: Equality and Leadership, Then and Now” on Friday, March 20.

There will be a networking cocktail reception in Snyder Hall from 5-6 PM, followed by a keynote address by Lois Herr, author, AT&T executive and women’s rights advocate. A panel discussion moderated by HuffPost senior reporter Emily Peck will follow.

Sign up here.

For more information email: Leslie Foster at lkfoster@siena.edu

Who’s Ready For March 8th?

Mark your calendar ladies and gentlemen because International Women’s Day is coming up!

In 1908 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. Two years later, a woman named Clara Zetkin (Leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) at an International Conference of Working Women, tabled the idea of an International Women’s Day. Zetkin proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day – a Women’s Day – to press for their demands. The conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, representing unions, socialist parties, and working women’s clubs welcomed Zetkin’s suggestion with unanimous approval and thus International Women’s Day was the result!

Since then, on March 8th we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and continue to demand for gender equality all around the globe.

If you’d like to learn more about the history of International Women’s Day, click on this link > https://www.internationalwomensday.com/About

Also, if you’d like to be a part of something empowering on this day, then please check out The Beltrone Living Center International Women’s Day event! https://colonieseniors.org/event/calling-young-and-old-mark-your-calendar/

Last Call for 2020 Women of Excellence Awards Nominations

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The Women’s Business Council of the Capital Region Chamber invites you to nominate individuals for the 2020 Women of Excellence Awards. Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, January 23rd at 5:00pm.

Now in its 29th year, the Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon honors a select group of women for their success in business and their contributions to the community. If you know a colleague, community leader or friend who stands out for her professional and personal excellence, then nominate her today!

Download the nomination form HERE.

Now Accepting Nominations for 2020 Women of Excellence Awards

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The Women’s Business Council of the Capital Region Chamber invites you to nominate individuals for the 2020 Women of Excellence Awards. Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, January 23rd at 5:00pm.

Now in its 29th year, the Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon honors a select group of women for their success in business and their contributions to the community. If you know a colleague, community leader or friend who stands out for her professional and personal excellence, then nominate her today!

Download the nomination form HERE.