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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: 10/1/2014 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Twentieth Century Club (map)
Join the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc. as we celebrate our 80th anniversary!Enjoy a gala cocktail party featuring delectable food stations, and a cash bar.   The Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo, one of the oldest and most historic private women’s clubs in the United States, is a fitting location as we honor Althea Luehrsen with BNC’s “Outstanding Woman” Award. Althea Luehrsen is executive director of Leadership Buffalo.She believes strongly in the Western New York community and is determined to lead the organization in its quest to “Make Buffalo Better.” Since its inception, BNC has sought to build powerful women personally, professionally, and politically.

Date/Time: 10/3/2014 - 10/5/2014
This meeting is for the Board of Directors and Members! See the meeting page for more information.

Date/Time: 10/19/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Region 8 will be holding its annual Fall Meeting. More details to come!

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...

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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