NYS Women Buffalo Niagara Chapter Events
Nov
1
Why do we need women to run for political office?

Why do we need women to run for political office?

While 51% of the U.S. population is female, women make up only 18% of the U.S. Congress. So, the question becomes: How can we get qualified women to say “YES, I want to run for office.”? Diana Cihak, founder of WE PAC, will discuss coaching on the unique skills required of candidates for elected office. Her political action committee focuses on fundraising, public speaking, image development, press/media relations, and leadership development.

NYS Women Buffalo Niagara Chapter Event Details
Nov
9
Celebrate Votes for Women in New York State with the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara

Celebrate Votes for Women in New York State with the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara

Join BNC chapter at the Celebrate Votes for Women in New York State with the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara on Thursday November 9th. We will be sponsoring this event and have members represent us at the event.
NYS Women Buffalo Niagara Chapter Event Details
Dec
6
Holiday Networking and Auction

Holiday Networking and Auction

Our annual auction features great baskets, gifts and holiday goodies! Kickstart your holiday shopping AND give to the Buffalo Niagara Chapter’s scholarship fund at the same time. Seasonal networking at its best!

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Why am I part of BNC...

You may be wondering if NYS Women Inc. is a good use of your valuable time. It is. I've been a member since 1999 and have made great contacts, great friends, learned a lot about a variety of topics and enjoyed wonderful food. What else could be worth only a couple hours of your time per month?

Amy Jo Lauber, CFP
Lauber Financial Planning

 

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.


NYS Women Buffalo Niagara Chapter News

Women In Leadership Award

September 2017 Honoree

Diana CihakDiana Cihak
WEPac (WomenElect)

Founder and State Board President

www.womenelect.org

Diana Cihak is the owner of Upper Edge Consulting, a grant writing firm, but her passion is WomenElect (WEPac), a volunteer based organization she founded to make a positive change in our community.

Founded in 2009 by Cihak and Virginia Davies, WEPac is a political action committee that runs the WomenElect program, a four month leadership development program that prepares women to run for political office. The United States currently have approximately 20% representation by women in our various political offices, while women are 52% of the population. Women win at the same rates as men, but women do not say “yes” to running for office. In order to get to gender parity WEPac encourages more women to step up and run. The WomenElect program helps those women who are involved in their community be able to take the next step and enter the political arena.

 


Women In Leadership

 
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