Judy Crockett

Judy Crockett
Judy Crockett

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

A Network's Beginning

Today is the day.

This afternoon, Manistee, Michigan will inaugurate the Women's netWork...reaching out from Manistee, Michigan to around the world.

As part of the first annual Celebrating Women Festival in Manistee, a professional development and leadership seminar will be held to connect business women in an atmosphere to help them grow and learn and achieve success professionally and financially in the workplace, in the board room, and in the political arena.

Stay tuned. We think you'll like it here.


JudyO said...

Lake Michigan Broadcasting, Inc. and Renaissance West, Inc., two women-owned businesses in Manistee and Ludington Michigan sponsored two one-day seminars on professional development and leadership in the workplace, in politics, and in the boardroom. The presenters were Vanessa Buhs (Ren. West) and Judy Ouvry (LMB). Guest speakers included two Manistee County commissioners, Janice McCraner and Kathy Fenstermacher. The sessions were lively and well-attended. The sessions were part of a ten-day Celebrating Women Festival in Manistee.
An outgrowth of the planning of these sessions include the development of this blog, a listserve (not yet up and running), a logo, that we hope to have posted here soon, and a monthly luncheon that will be held the first Thursday of each month at Topo's Restaurant in downtown Manistee at 11:45 am until 1:15 pm. Each luncheon will feature a speaker on a specific topic of interest to women in the area of professional development and leadership. The cost is $10. Preregistration is not required. The first luncheon will be held Thursday, June 16, 2005.
You are encouraged to use this blog to post recommended reading, to discuss professional development for women, to network with women around the world, to explore current issues facing women.
"If ever the world sees a time when women shall come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind, it will be a power such as the world has never known."

Matthew Arnold, British poet (1822-1888

Women's netWork said...

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body; but rather, to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming: WOO HOO - what a ride!"

joy said...

I enjoyed Senator Stabenow's discussion style presentation. The issue of losing jobs was greatly emphasized and comments were thought provoking. I emailed Senator Stabenow from her webpage as I thouht of a two-pronged question. I wondered if big corporations such as Walmart could be flexed by federal trade agreements to increase contracts with 3rd world countries to directly improve employee wage/benefits. And what do you think the chances are that the average american woman shopping at a place like Walmart would pay perhaps a dollar more per garmet? We as Americans want our deals,understandably to a degree; but at what cost to humanity?