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The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc. – fosters the success of women in the workforce throughout Western New York; offering career advancement resources, work/life strategies, leadership development, and personal and professional connections.


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Date/Time: 11/5/2014 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Protocol Restaurant (map)
Our panelists, Lizz Schumer, editor in chief of The Sun, Hamburg’s weekly newspaper and Carrie Gardner, director of UB School of Management, Credit Bearing Internship Program, will discuss what advantages an internship can impart to the student and the employer alike, what to look for in an internship program, and what pitfalls to avoid. Internships can give students a first-hand look at what life in a particular job or company is like.For an employer, interns can help serve as a source of fresh and diverse talent for new insight and ideas. Discover how to set up an internship program at your organization and its value.   Lizz Schumer is the editor in chief of The Sun, Hamburg's weekly newspaper since 1875 and the flagship paper of Community Papers of WNY Inc. She is also the author of "Buffalo Steel" (Black Rose Writing 2013) and teaches creative writing and photography w...

Date/Time: 11/20/2014 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Christe's Resturant (map)
BNC Board Meeting - All are welcome to attend

Date/Time: 12/3/2014 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Protocol Restaurant (map)

Please bring a new item or re-gift that holiday gift that was not quite your style for our auction.

Dont miss out on this evening of holiday cheer, socializing and fundraising FUN!


Date/Time: 2/4/2015 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Protocol Restaurant (map)
Shelley Jack is a Gen Xer, who, as a young girl, played “office” instead of “house". She turned her office dreams into a career in marketing and higher education. Jack currently serves as a Lecturer within the Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure University. Her focus is digital and social media marketing. She is also a strategic and digital marketing consultant, witnessing first-hand the challenges and opportunities of generational differences, such as executive leadership transitions and changing consumer expectations. She has a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications throughout St. Bonaventure and 15 years of diverse marketing experience. She’s worked within consumer brands such as Zippo Manufacturing, W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company and CUTCO Cutlery, and within marketing agencies developing brands su...

Member Spotlight

Pauline HoffmanDr Pauline Hoffman
Profession: Dean

Dr. Hoffmann is dean of the Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication and an entrepreneur. She is the owner of Wild Mountain Organics, LLC.

She received her doctorate and master’s degrees in communication from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Bonaventure University. Her research and teaching focus on conflict management, conflict resolution, and corporate communication and strategy. Prior to going into academia, Dr. Hoffmann worked as corporate communications manager for The CRS Companies and in creative services for Catholic Health.

As an entrepreneur, Dr. Hoffmann is interested in the use of social media and other digital tools in helping small businesses succeed.  Notably, how do Square, Facebook, Pinterest, company websites and other social media/digital tools help to leverage small businesses in a global economy.

Why I am part of BNC...

"I am proud to be a member of NYS Women, Inc.  I am so impressed by our dynamic, dedicated members who apply their talents and time in advocating for women."  

Katharine Smith, White Rabbit Design
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