Gilda Nardone receives Women Making a Difference Award

Cheers to a Remarkable Person and 43-year Career!

unexpected challenges and transform their lives. To mark her retirement, family, friends and colleagues gathered on December 8 at the Senator Inn in Augusta to celebrate and to welcome in a new phase for Gilda and the organization she dedicated 43 years to building and growing in all its manifestations: Displaced Homemakers; Women, Work, and Community; and New Ventures Maine.

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Roots and Wings: Gilda Nardone

  Our Executive Director, Gilda Nardone, has dedicated her whole life to helping Maine people achieve economic security. We would like to thank Gilda for giving career & passion to New Ventures Maine.   Read or listen to Gilda’s remarks from the Deborah Morton Award Ceremony to learn more about her story.     “I would like to add my heartfelt thanks for this honor.   In thinking about my remarks …

WWC Featured in Maine Association of Nonprofits 2013 Report

Women, Work, and Community is pleased to be featured in the Maine Association of Nonprofits report “2013 Partners in Prosperity: The Maine Nonprofit Sector Impact.”   You will find us on page 10.    To check out what wonderful information this report provides, click the following image to be directed to the online version of the report.  

Leadership Circle Luncheon

This annual fall affair, initiated four years ago to thank WWC’s generous supporters, has bloomed larger each year.  At each luncheon, graduate speakers share their thoughts on the part WWC has played in their lives.  This year’s focus was our Career Development program area. Pictured clockwise from top right are: President of UMA Allyson Handley with WWC graduate Karen Garland-Kidder; WWC Advisory Council member Deirdre Wadsworth; WWC staff Janet Smith …

Celebrating Maine Women Entrepreneurs

Congratulations to our newest cover girl Rayne Grace Hoke, owner of KittyWitch Perfumery. She’s featured on the cover of Maine Women Magazine’s March issue, and her story is on p. 11. She talks about how she got started, her journey through Women, Work, and Community’s New Ventures program, and the courage needed to succeed. Rayne is a WWC Southern Region Ambassador. Maine Women Magazine is on the stands now in …