News2Know: Monthly e-newsletter from Women2Women
A note from Rachael Romig - Special Programs Coordinator
The new program year for Women2Women is here! We spent the entire summer planning these amazing events, meeting inspirational women presenters and are planning new aspects to our excellent De Mujer a Mujer events as part of our Latina Initiative. Make sure you register below today for our FIRST Women2Women and De Mujer a Mujer events of the year!

And in case you didn’t notice the change… we have a new look and logo ! A little over a year ago, three organizations merged to form the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA). It was during this merge that a new logo surfaced to bring together the look and feel of the new organization. The logo for GRCA evokes the building blocks of what makes a community succeed and thrive: community engagement and partnership. And as we evaluated the Women2Women organization, we realized that now would be a good time for a new look to again match our parent, GRCA. But there was so much more to it than that.

As the workplace changes, so do the needs and wants of the workforce, especially women in the workforce. While the Women2Women programming has been successful over the years (as our surveys and testimonials tell us), we also have been attuned to what our members were saying. For the upcoming program year, we have ensured that:

  • Events are spread out through all days of the week (except Friday)
  • Breakfast, lunch and after-hours event timeslots are offered
  • All events offer a takeaway, whether physical or not, that can apply to your daily life
  • Our De Mujer a Mujer events now include professional development workshops & the first ever Latina Lifestyle Conference & Expo

We will always meet with a purpose; we will always create new possibilities for our members; and we want all women in the community to find and realize their full potential. We will never falter from that mission. However, the women have told us what they wanted – they wanted to know that the connect ions they make within Women2Women will help them grow . From there, they wish to develop into our next women lead ers in Berks County. Make sure you keep an eye our for our Women2Women magazine and read more about the rebrand. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Olga Negron:
 First Latino Bethlehem City Councilwoman
We are excited to launch into our De Mujer a Mujer program year with a woman we had the opportunity to talk with a bit last year at our Women Who Ran event…Olga Negron! Join us as we start the new program year and hear about the changes you’ll experience when you join us monthly for De Mujer a Mujer! The experience of being the first Latino woman ever elected as a member of City Council truly made Olga the woman she is today. It was a lot of hard work to get to where she is and she can't wait to share her experiences with you. We will talk about growing your base, getting engaged with your community, and not allowing anyone or anything to stop you. Determination!

DATE: Thursday, September 13, 2018
TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m
LOCATION:  Crowne Plaza Reading
Elizabeth Kase:
 The Two Million Dollar Miracle
Elizabeth Rohrbach Kase, RN graduated class of 1986 Reading Hospital School of Nursing. She is currently an ambassador athlete for the IM ABLE foundation and a certified Peer Visitor for the Amputee Coalition. She is a volunteer and member of the Patient Family Advisory Council for the Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing. Join us at the Reading Hospital for an inspirational speaker who will share her life experience with us and how she came to triumph after a life-changing disability.

DATE: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
TIME: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  Reading Hospital – Thun Janssen Auditorium
Registration NOW OPEN:
Women2Women Launch Event
Join Women2Women as we kick off our 8 th year of programming! In partnership with the Junior League of Reading , we will welcome Janice Kaplan, widely known for her achievements as a writer, television producer and magazine editor. She is the author of fourteen books, including the New York Times bestseller The Gratitude Diaries and her latest hit How Luck Happens .   Luck is more than random chance, and in this upbeat talk, Janice Kaplan reveals the principles that allow any of us to create more luck in our lives. She explains the three basic elements that go into creating luck and how optimism is the number one component in making a lucky life. This lively and inspiring talk is filled with examples from top executives and celebrities who Janice has interviewed and shows how we all have more control over our lives than we realize.
Read more about Janice Kaplan at our registration page!

DATE: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
TIME: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m
LOCATION:  Crowne Plaza Reading
Thank you to our 2018-2019 Women2Women Investors!
TITLE SPONSORS: UGI Energy Services, LLC/UGI Utilities, Inc.

PLATINUM SPONSORS: Alvernia University, Boscov's Department Store, Inc., East Penn Manufacturing Company, Inc., Reading Eagle Company

GOLD SPONSORS: Berks Community Television, Berks County Living, Comfort Keepers, Customers Bank, EnerSys, Fulton Bank, Herbein + Company, Inc., Highmark Blue Shield, L.A. Spa & Nail Bar (Wyomissing), RKL LLP, Sweet Street Desserts, Tompkins VIST Bank, VA Productions, Inc., Visions Federal Credit Union, Wyomissing Hair Studio