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Women's Leadership Council

Co-Chaired by: Fran Reinstein, Fran & Co. and Marian Rokeach, FountainView at College Road

Our goal is to strengthen and empower women's leadership and business skills utilizing speakers, panel discussions, facilitated brainstorming and team interactions.

What's Happening Newsletter - July 2017

This quarter, we took a peek at unique professional women in "non-traditional" roles and had a great session on communication. 

Our recent Fashion Show was sponsored by Avon and “dressed” by Lord and Taylor.  All of our member models in the Fashion Show had fun “strutting their stuff” and showing off their beautiful outfits for the audience.  In addition to the show, the attendees had an opportunity to practice dance therapy, yoga and meditation.  In addition, there were vendors selling jewelry, soap and other items.  The event was attended by over 60 women and was hugely successful. 

Our new Member Profile Coordinator, Luisa Echon, People’s United Bank, accepted the position to facilitate our member spotlight. We want to thank Judith Bachman, Esq. who previously led this segment. The highlighted member answers questions regarding how she was inspired, steps taken to reach her goals and leadership qualities she learned along the way.

WLC builds leadership tips into every facet of our activities. Copies of articles, books and resources are always available.  Speakers stay after their presentations to answer any additional questions or comments.  All of this assists in building connections and broadening business horizons.

Meetings are held on Thursdays at the end of the month,
8-9:30 am at the DoubleTree Hotel in Nanuet. Upcoming meeting dates are July 27, September 28, October 26, November 30 and December 13, 2017.

 

11th Annual RBA Women's Leadership Council Fashion Show

The 11th Annual RBA Women's Leadership Council Fashion Show was a wonderful success with Avon cosmetic make-overs and beautiful fashions from Lord & Taylor. Our very own RBA women modeled their designer wear at Crestview Conference Center in W. Nyack, NY.

Avon, sponsored of the event, made our Ladies Night Out complete: (l to r) Kathy Cruz, Victoria Briand, Jessica Kolodziej, Jennifer Weinstein, Eva Zakko and Michelle Chavez
Avon, sponsored of the event, made our Ladies Night Out complete: (l to r) Kathy Cruz, Victoria Briand, Jessica Kolodziej, Jennifer Weinstein, Eva Zakko and Michelle Chavez

 

Maria O'Keeffe, Lord & Taylor Store Manager with Denton Graham, Manager Cosmetics, Fragrances, Handbags, Accessories and Jewelry

Maria O'Keeffe, Lord & Taylor Store Manager with Denton Graham, Manager Cosmetics, Fragrances, Handbags, Accessories and Jewelry

Alyce Kitt; Jane Schiowitz and Danielle Beran participate in the cosmetic make-overs

Alyce Kitt; Jane Schiowitz and Danielle Beran participate in the cosmetic make-overs

 

Fashionable fun as RBA women model Lord & Taylor's designer dreamwear.

Fashionable fun as RBA women model Lord & Taylor's designer dreamwear

Models not in order: Trish Austin, Orange & Rockland; Victoria Briand, Avon; Jacqueline Cassagnol, Nanuet Chamber; Michelle Chavez, Avon; Maria Dunne, Glorious Sun Blue Hill Plaza; Mati Estevez, M&T Bank; Diomaris Filpo, M&T Bank; Adria Goldman Gross, Medwise Insurance Advocacy; Edie Haughney, Ameriprise Financial Services; Carol Jendras, M&T Bank; Alyce Kitt, M-Tech Printing; Jessica Kolodziej, Avon; Doreen Makara, M&T Bank; Tara Vallin, We Have It Handles Corp. and Julie Wendholt, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Models not in order: Trish Austin, Orange & Rockland; Victoria Briand, Avon; Jacqueline Cassagnol, Nanuet Chamber; Michelle Chavez, Avon; Maria Dunne, Glorious Sun Blue Hill Plaza; Mati Estevez, M&T Bank; Diomaris Filpo, M&T Bank; Adria Goldman Gross, Medwise Insurance Advocacy; Edie Haughney, Ameriprise Financial Services; Carol Jendras, M&T Bank; Alyce Kitt, M-Tech Printing; Jessica Kolodziej, Avon; Doreen Makara, M&T Bank; Tara Vallin, We Have It Handles Corp. and Julie Wendholt, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday, July 27, 2017, DoubleTree Hotel, 425 E. Route 59 - 2nd Floor, Nanuet, NY
8:00 - 9:30 am
Speaker: Liz Kallen, Women Who Dine
Topic: Doing Well & Doing Good

Thursday, September 28, 2017, same location as above
8:00 - 9:30 am
Speaker: Dr. Susan Heiferman, Sue's Views Leadership Training
Topic: The Reinvention Convention: Turning Adversity Into Opportunity

Thursday, October 26, 2017, same location as above
8:00 - 9:30 am
Panel: Kyla Basso, Edgewood Country Club & Zuleika Cuevas, RCC
Topic: Strengthening Your Brand & Networking

Thursday, November 30, 2017, same location as above
8:00 - 9:30 am
Speaker: Liz Fiorentino
Topic: Taking Your Goals & Turning Them Into Action

Wednesday, December 13, same location as above *** note change of day/date
8:00 - 9:30 am
Topic: Putting Passion Into Your Profession
Food Pantry Collection