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.

5 Reasons to Attend the Holiday Fundraiser

From the desk of Karen Lombardo, Owner, Put Another Way LLC.

The Women’s Business Council (WBC) promotes the full participation and leadership of women at all levels in the workplace, the community and government. The council develops programs that provide opportunities for women to learn and network as well as share their expertise with each other and to address the unique issues of women in business.

On December 10th, the Women’s Business Council invites you to join us and help support our 2019 Adopted Nonprofit, the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, at our annual holiday fundraiser. The luncheon will take place from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Century House, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member- 997 New Loudon Road in Latham.

Here are 5 reasons why you should attend this fantastic luncheon.

Last chance to support the Epilepsy Foundation as the WBC adopted nonprofit.

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. Epilepsy can affect anyone with a brain, and anyone with a brain can affect epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation exists to #EndEpilepsy. C’mon out and support the Epilepsy Foundation for our last event in 2019!

It’s a great start to your holiday shopping.

Support our local businesses by helping the Epilepsy Foundation. Begin your holiday shopping! Silent auction items are abundant along with raffles, a gift card tree, and even a wine pull. Guaranteed to check at least one person from your shopping list.

Get the inside scoop on the announcement of the 2020 adopted nonprofit!

Be the first to be in the know and learn about our 2020 adopted nonprofit.

Networking is at its best.

Enjoy a wonderful environment, great food, and networking with friends old and new. This is a wonderful time to enjoy some holiday cheer and learn about new businesses from your peers in the capital region. Sit with someone you don’t know, and you will be a surprise.

Enjoy a wonderful lunch with friends and colleagues.
Special thanks to our friends at Century House, 997 New Loudon Road, Latham for their continued support. The food is certain to please so come and spend an hour or two with us!

All proceeds will benefit the WBC’s 2019 Adopted Nonprofit.

To learn more about the WBC, contact Marna Redding at mredding@capitalregionchamber.com