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    :218 East Grand River  Brighton, Michigan  48843  :810.227.5086  :reception@brightoncoc.org
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  • Professional Women's Club of Michigan

  • Inspire. Empower. Mentor.

     

    The Professional Women’s Club of Michigan (PWCM) is committed to enhancing the personal and professional growth of its members and event attendees and is dedicated to making a positive impact on our surrounding communities. We seek to support one another professionally through networking, education, inspirational speakers and the sharing of stories. Our membership is comprised of female corporate executives, junior and senior professionals, business owners, entrepreneurs, artists and women who want to connect with other dynamic women.  Membership is open to women from all industries in various stages of their careers who want to develop a strong lifelong network.

    Every year we discuss a year-long theme, and our theme for the 2016-2017 year was AUTHENTICITY. This was a year-long conference that inspired everyone!

    We meet on the third Wednesday of most months from 11:30a – 1:30p.  Meetings take place at the beautiful Oak Pointe Country Club, unless specified otherwise.  Our luncheons are more than “business card swaps”.  They encourage everyone at the table to interact and connect with one another on a personal as well as professional level.  You will meet potential clients, colleagues, employers, customers and friends each month we gather. Our format makes networking with new professional peers as rewarding as lunching with close friends.  We feature guest speakers who are highly accomplished women and are there to share stories of success and challenges.  We are about women supporting women…

    Since our beginning in 2014, we are proud to have established several significant events and programs: 

    • February - Livingston County Goes Red for Women, an annual partnership with St. Joseph Mercy Health System and the American Heart Association to raise awareness about women’s heart health
    • November - Holiday Nonprofit Focused Luncheon
    • May – Women in Leadership Forum Finale
    • Young Leaders of Influence Program & Scholarships
    • +influence after-school club at Brighton High School

     

     For information on Sponsorship Opportunities for this program please contact Paula Millis our Director of Membership Development at membership@brightoncoc.org!

     

    This is just one of the many benefits of being a member of the

    GREATER BRIGHTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE!

     

     

     

    Thank you to our 2016-17 Season Executive Sponsor Bulldog IT Services!

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    The Young Leaders of Influence is a partnership between Brighton High School, The Professional Women's Club of Women, and The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce. We award one female student monthly for exhibiting exceptional Leadership Skills among her peers.

    Also, we have a monthly High School Club called +influence, where girls who are interested in developing, fine tuning, or utilizing Leadership Skills are encouraged and exhorted to explore areas in the community and in their lives they can utilize valuable information learned in the club.

    If you have an interest in getting involved in any way with these groups, please contact Catherine Shinsky at catherines@brightoncoc.org or Jenny McKindles at info@brightoncoc.org.

     

    Here is a write-up from our Brighton High School liaison Grace Vankannel regarding our YLI program:

    "We have a wide diversity of great leaders at Brighton High School--- from the leadership class, to the captains of our sports teams, from the band majors to the everyday leaders in our classrooms--- we are surrounded by people who are looking to make Brighton High School better. To celebrate these excellent leaders and their expansive list of accomplishments, the Young Women of Influence group was created to recognize some of the best, most influential young women at Brighton. For the past couple years, we have been nominating 2-3 girls a month who exemplify the pillars of great leadership: good character, scholarship and integrity. After the nomination, a committee of women from the professional Women’s Club of Michigan at the Greater Brighton Area Chamber select one winner, and award them with a small prize and gift certificate for their amazing leadership and community contributions.

    This month’s past winner was Margot Moffa. Throughout her life, Margot has had to overcome some personal struggles, but never lets any of these things gets in way of her goals and leadership responsibilities. Margot is friendly, professional, and not afraid to stand up and be the “tough guy” to get the job done. As president of BKOM, Margot thas to juggle a very busy schedule: she must plan agendas, organize/run meetings for the board and BKOM as a whole, and craft assemblies. She has a lot of responsibility managing board members, the BKOM mentors and their freshmen, but handles her job with grace. When asked what drives her, Margot said “I’ve always wanted to put my mark on the world in a positive way and show everyone that they’re capable of something.” Much of the work she does goes overlooked, which is a shame because Margot does so much to create a welcoming atmosphere and easy transition for the incoming freshmen. If you haven’t met her, Margot is one of the most sincere and well rounded leaders out there; she’s more than willing to drop whatever she’s doing to help someone else out. “I’ve been through a lot throughout my high school career and I want to remain as positive as I can, and leading helps me do that.” Next year, Marogt will be attending Central Michigan University to study elementary education and continue to better the lives of others in our community."

    We would also like to recognize our past winners who have been selected throughout the 2016-2017 Brighton school year: Hannah Swanson,  Brynn Chesney, Ellen Tsao, Anna Domka, Emily Dunn, Kate Sauve and Maddie Brent. If you are interest in Young women of Influence and would like to get more involved with our organization, join our after school club +influence to learn about great leadership and serve in different community service projects.

     

    Thank you,

    Grace Vankannel

     

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