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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 - Volume 1 Issue 3

Relevant, Sustainable and Data Driven Programs

Women’s Leadership Council is about professional women supporting each other in collaborative and riveting discussions about today’s and tomorrow’s business.

Events:

  • Doing Well by Doing Good. July
  • The Gift, Turning Adversity into Opportunity. September
  • Strengthening Your Brand and Networking. October
  • Taking Your Goals and Creating an Action Plan. November
  • Putting PASSION in your Profession, Your Pocket and Your Person.

December Meetings are held on Thursday at the end of the month, 8:00-9:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Nanuet.

 

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.

 

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:

Location:
Casa Mia Manor House
577 Route 303, Blauvelt

Special Session:
Thursday, January 25, 2017

8:00 - 10:000 am

The Sexual Harrassment Explosion:
How To Avoid Becoming
The Next Headline

>The impetus behind this movement
>Why this can be a positive development for companies and employees
>Steps businesses can take to get ahead of any potential problems

 

Speakers:
Kevin M Doherty, Esq.
Jessica Shpall Rosen, Esq.
Greenwald Doherty LLP

 

cost: Members $20
Prospective Members $35

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Upcoming Meetings:
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Don't Take No For an Answer: How To Get The Job Done
speaker: Lucy Redzeposki, Rockland County Director Economic Development/Tourism

 

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Zuleika Cuevas
RCC Speakers Burear
A Girl, an Acress and A Vision - a Leadership Story