January BPW Meeting
Date: January 15, 2014
Time: 5:15 p.m. (Dinner 6:00 p.m.)
Topic: Addressing the Needs of Homeless Families & Children in Southwest Florida
Speaker: Jon Thaxton
(Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Director of Community Investment)
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You Are Invited!
BPW is not like any other organization.
This organization was founded in 1919 and is unique in that it has a long history of advocating for women and is still passionately and effectively engaged in assuring equal rights, equal pay and equal opportunities in the workforce. Every working woman has benefited from the efforts of this organization in Education Foundation, Scholarships, Public Policy, Equal Pay and Lobbying for Women's Rights.
We invite you to attend one of our meetings, learn more and join us!
For the past ten years, Daisy has led the Center for Corporate & Community Development at the State College of Florida.
During her tenure at the college, she has established a Small Business Development Center, expanded professional and personal development programs and implemented workforce training programs across Manatee and Sarasota counties.
She led the college’s planning team in designing the college’s third location, the Center for Innovation & Technology at Lakewood Ranch as well as the Bradenton campus’ Professional Development Center.
She spent over thirteen years at St. Charles Community College in Missouri, where she was one of the college’s founding staff members, and established award winning adult and community education programs and dislocated worker programs, in addition to starting several college degree programs.
She has held administrative and teaching positions at Metro Community College in Omaha, , Central Missouri State University, and University of Maryland. She has been a leader in continuing education organizations in Missouri, Nebraska and Florida where she is currently the chair-elect for the Continuing and Adult Education Standing Committee.
While actively involved with both of our county Economic Development Councils and numerous chambers of commerce, she still finds time to play a mean game of team trivia.