Daring Greatly

Written by Laurie McDonnell (Workforce Specialist, Southern Region) These two powerful words, dare greatly, were uttered many years ago by Theodore Roosevelt in his, “Citizenship in a Republic” speech on April 23rd, 1910.  They were reinvigorated recently by research professor and author, Brene Brown, when she wrote a book with those words as its title.   As someone who has taught Building Confidence classes for years, I find these words …

Senate Candidates: Hear them at USM: on issues affecting Maine women and girls

A broad coalition of community organizations is hosting a forum to allow candidates for U.S. Senate an opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues that affect Maine women and girls, including economic security, freedom from violence, healthcare, and civil rights. Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012 Reception: 6:00pm to 7:00pm Candidates’ Forum: 7:00pm to 8:30pm Location: University of Southern Maine, Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford St., Portland This event is free …

WWC Welcomes New Advisory Council Members

WWC Welcomes New Advisory Council Members

Women, Work, and Community is pleased to announce four new members have joined their statewide Advisory Council:  Brenda Buck, Human Resource Manager for Time Warner Cable  New England; Gwendolyn DeCicco, Business Development Recruiter for Saint Joseph’s College; Stephanie Harp, Owner of HarpWorks Writing Services and a New Ventures graduate; Bonita Pothier, Key@Work Relationship Manager and Certified Financial Educator at KeyBank.  Muriel Mosher, Vice President for Government and Public Relations at …

All for Women 2nd Annual Conference

Yesterday, a bright, cloudless, eighty-degree Presque Isle day, WWC hosted its second annual All for Women leadership event. The energy at this packed-to-capacity, informative, day-long conference was great as participants got inspired, gained skills, and paid it forward in one synergistic celebration.  Another aspect was an impressive and satisfying balance between giving and receiving. Hurrah for Aroostook County women! In evidence was widespread and solid volunteer support of the conference …

WWC Graduates come to the State House

Twenty Women, Work, and Community Ambassadors and graduates from across the state convened at the State House in Augusta on 2/7 to observe their Legislators in action.  Starting with a well attended breakfast in the Cross Café, graduates shadowed their Legislators throughout the day in Committee meetings and party caucuses.  The group observed and received special recognition in morning sessions of both the Senate and House of Representatives.  Participants also …