PATH2PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Path2Personal Development (P2D) has a personal development focus and is comprised of a series of programs throughout the year that are interactive and provide a place for women to connect, collaborate and support each other in a relaxed environment.
P2D LAUNCH EVENT
ENHANCING EFFECTIVENESS WITH DIVERSE COMMUNITIES Alexis Jardine
October 14, 2015, 5:00–8:00 p.m. Crowne Plaza Reading • $25
Coordinator of the Spanish Department and Chair of The Multicultural Awareness Initiative — Reading Area Community College November 11, 2015 • 4:30–6:30 p.m. Chamber’s Center for Business Excellence • Free
Owner — Allison’s Clothing
Executive Director – Animal Rescue League
There is little question that our personal and professional lives are impacted each day by the diversity of the communities within which we live and work. Understanding more about the values, traditions, culture and history of our neighbors, co-workers and customers will certainly make each of us more effective in these interactions. Join Alexis Jardine as she shares her personal knowledge, experiences and her years of training on understanding cultural differences.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP WITH A FOCUS ON FASHION
March 1, 2016 • 4:30–6:30 p.m. On the Road @ Alvernia University
Director of Curriculum & Instruction — Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
Senior Analyst — Metal Bulletin Research
W2W is taking Path2Personal Development to Alvernia University. We will Connect, Collaborate and Support while providing college students an opportunity to join us. This panel discussion will explore entrepreneurship with a focus on fashion. Our successful women panelists will talk about their careers, their journeys and their fashion. The relaxed atmosphere of our program will present a wonderful opportunity for networking and creating connections.
Our panel will share their journeys and obstacles they faced and overcame, and the decision points they encountered. They will also reveal the role that sponsors and mentors played along the way. Their stories will inspire you and ignite interesting discussion around the paths they have taken.
CRAFTING POWERFUL BUSINESS STORIES Michelle Kissinger
Owner — Allison’s Clothing
Susan Golembeski Owner — Jan Rae
Director of Business Development — Kissinger Associates Inc. January 13, 2016 • 4:30–6:30 p.m. Chamber’s Center for Business Excellence • Free Storytelling plays a powerful but often overlooked role in organizations. The transformative power of stories is rooted in their ability to capture our imagination, arouse our passion, and inspire commitment. Facts and data come alive with emotional resonance when wrapped in a well-crafted story. Learn what distinguishes information from story, how to engage your listeners’ emotions and senses, and to how to be more intentional about the stories you tell in the workplace.
Head Designer – Dolfin Swimwear
President/Owner at LiliBea’s