This morning was the BBJ’s incredibly popular Enterprising Women Breakfast at Martin’s Mansion in the Valley (Cockeysville). Every year hundreds of women in business, as well as the people who want to connect and do business with them convene upon this happening in what can only be described as one of the region’s most popular and well attended networking events. As usual the room filled early and the networking was the focal point. The event’s title sponsor was Susquehana Bank.
The room was filled with some of the women in business community’s movers and shakers including Suzanne Thompson (Health Plan Headquarters), Linda Cromwell (Being There Senior Care), Tammy Schneider (Glass Jacobson), Dr. Karen Proudford (The William E. Proudford Foundation & Morgan State University), Susan Katz (The Growth Coach), Angie Barnett (BBB of Greater Maryland), as well as JoEllen Sosbee (Reliable Repairs/Tool Box Tom Girl), Tracy Steedman (Niles Barton & Wilmer), Hazel Boone (Some Day Vacations), Donna Jacobson (Third Floor Promotions), Rebecca Taeff (Redstart Creative), Leslie Shreve (Productive Day) and Jill Reamer Cranston (Peak Strategy Advisors) among many others.
John Dinkel (Publisher) and Joanna Sullivan (Editor in Chief) were on hand to greet the hundreds of attendees and preside over this year’s panel who discussed the concept of “Leading Change”.
This year’s panel was an ecclectic mix including:
Cara Joyce, Owner, Urban Pirates
Ava E. Lias-Booker, Managing partner of Baltimore Office, McGuireWoods LLP
Bonnie Phipps, President/CEO, Saint Agnes Hospital
Cindy Wolf, Executive chef, Charleston and co-owner, Foreman Wolf
When the panelists were asked…”How have you weathered the storm?” in reference to the past years of challenging economy, here are a few of the highlights of what was shared.
Guest have to be cared of, my biggest concern is always how is this going to affect my staff? You do very thing you can to support and take care of your staff – hopefully they’ll perform a d the cycle will perpetuate itself. We didn’t cut back on advertising… When other people were not doing it – we continued and it was a strategic decision to continue” Cindy Wolf, Foreman Wolf