Virtually Attend the WBC’s “Wellness in the Workplace” Event in August

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Feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, or burnt-out? Let’s talk about it. Join us to discuss topics that focus on mental health and overall wellness.

The event will begin with a mindfulness exercise, followed by an armchair discussion with four distinguished speakers who will share their personal experiences. You will leave with strategies and tools to use in your day-to-day life, not to mention the peace of mind knowing you’re not alone!

Panelists:

Virginia Golden, CEO of Equinox, Inc.

Angela Pearson, President/CEO of OD Synergistics Consulting, LLC

Jennifer Bashant, Ph.D., CEO of Building Better Futures, LLC

Audrey Maiello Cunningham, Esq., Project Director, Regulatory Affairs for the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board

Moderator:

Jeannie Thomma, Senior Director Infant & Toddler Project at The Early Care and Learning Council

This will be a Zoom webinar. Information on how to log in will be emailed to you no later than 12 noon on Monday, August 3 after you register. To register, please visit HERE.

Submit Your Story for Voices in the Crowd 2020

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The Chamber’s Women’s Business Council wants to hear from you for this year’s Voices in the Crowd program!

The theme this year is “The Journey Through the Lens of Race, Class, and Culture; Inspiration for Hope and Change.” We are sharing stories from people in our community who have overcome adversity, seen something and said something, didn’t think they had a voice, and finally felt heard, or went from feeling invisible to being seen.

If you have a story to share, please click here for submission details: https://conta.cc/390RE4i#WBCVoice#voicesinthecrowd#shareyourstory

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.

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