West Shore Chamber of Commerce

Are You Attending BWF This Year?

You can’t afford to miss the 25th annual Business Women’s Forum (BWF). This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, May 22 at the High Center at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg. BWF is the largest one-day professional development conference for women in the central Pennsylvania region. This event is hosted by the Carlisle Area Chamber, Harrisburg Chamber & CREDC and West Shore Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to provide opportunities for business women of all professional levels to network, create business contacts, and develop additional leadership skills in a motivational and supportive environment.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Sarita Maybin, international speaker, communication expert and author whose audiences have fun learning how to stay positive, constructively confront tough communication situations and work better together. Sarita will be presenting, “How to Stay Positive and Focused in Uncertain Times”, where she will provide you with tools for effectively responding to change, handling the stress of multiple priorities and rekindling a passion for your work.

Attendees of BWF can network with other individuals from a variety of backgrounds and organizations. They get a chance to develop their professional skills by attending any of the offered breakout sessions. Because the event allows the attendees to rejuvenate and reinvent themselves professionally, socially, and personally; everyone who attends considers this event a “must” and return year after year. This year’s Breakout Speakers are:

Session 1
Leadership in Four Directions – Tanya McCausland, Diamond6 Leadership & Strategy LLC

Communicating Trust: A Strategic Approach to Reputation Management – Tracy Pawelski, PPO&S Integrated Communications

Emotional Intelligence: Understanding and Managing Your Emotions – Claudia Williams, The Human Zone

Session 2
Influence & Negotiation: Win People to Your Way of Thinking – Sara Kennedy, Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Marketing & Communicating to Different Generations – Sarah Barr, Konhaus Print & Marketing

Women, Wealth, and Work: How to Safeguard Your Financial Future Through Every Life Event – Kim Lee Kenawell-Hoffecker, Avantra Family Wealth

Session 3
60 Second Leadership – Mike Greene, IntegrityWorks Coaching

If You Can Do One Thing, You Can Do Another – Kathy Anderson-Martin, Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region

Measure Your Stress – Cheryl Raudenbush, Mazzitti & Sullivan EAP Services

Click here to register. Thank you to main event sponsor UPMC Health Plan/ UPMC Pinnacle for helping make this event possible.