The Easley Business and Professional Women as well as BPW/SC, BPW/USA and BPW International Chapters will celebrate National Women’s Business Week, Oct. 22-26.
The Easley BPW Celebration of Pickens County Women’s Event is scheduled for Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. to be held at DunBurks in Easley.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Kelly Pew, superintendent of Pickens County Schools. Pew is in her first year in the position and has identified a focus on boosting graduation rates while overseeing the last stages of the district’s $374 million building program. She came to the position with more than 20 years of experience in education as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent.
The Easley BPW is now accepting nominations of accomplished working women. Each nominee will be honored at the celebration and one will be named Pickens County BPW Career Woman of the Year and one named Pickens County BPW Woman of Accomplishment. An individual or a company may nominate. There is no cost involved to nominate a candidate or to attend the event. Nomination deadline is Tuesday.
Not only is this the BPW Celebration of Pickens County women, but also the Easley BPW Scholarship winners will be recognized. All of the scholarship money donated by corporate or individual sponsors will be go into the scholarship fund to be awarded to deserving young students.
“The Easley BPW Celebration of Pickens County Women is one of the County’s signature business events,” said the group’s longtime leader Jean Wilson. This is a social networking of women and their guests while honoring outstanding women in the community. There is no charge for this event and complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are required by Oct. 19.
To receive applications for nominees, corporate or individual sponsorships for scholarships or to make reservations contact Mary Lou Barnhardt, email: firstname.lastname@example.org , phone: 864-293-4814. Application forms are also available at the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce office.