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Women Empowered

Friday, July 14, 2023 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM) (EDT)


TOPIC: Busyness - Is This You?

With Jane Powell, Executive Director of the Literacy Council of Washington County, Bonnie Saunders, President of The Career Nook, and Tina Fraley, Owner/Trainer of Power House Studio & Online Community

Calling all women - Join this powerful group to discuss a variety of topics in an open and trusting environment. 

A note from Jane:

The idea for this session came to me when I was mortified that I’d miss a Women Empowered for which I registered because my calendar was just too full, coupled with a friend calling my calendar a war zone. 

I took a pause. What was I doing?? Overscheduling myself to try and “make it all work.” For whom, exactly, was this working?? It surely wasn’t working for me!! Not only was I overscheduled, but when I did arrive at whatever was on my schedule, I was partly where I’d just left and partly in my “next thing.” So…how much of me was I really giving?Enter “busyness.” Add the fact that the more women I spoke with about this (smart, capable women, mind you!!), the more women I found with the same vexation.I decided we needed to talk about it. Here, at the Chamber. At Women Empowered.

Better? I’ve enlisted two experts: Bonnie Saunders and Tina Fraley. Bonnie, through The Career Nook, taught me about burn out: what it is and how to avoid it. It’s important information. That all women should have. Tina Fraley, owner of Powerhouse Studios, will talk about eat, move, believe and the importance of each to our overall well-being.Please join us for this important topic on Friday, July 14 at 7:30am at the Chamber!! 

Don’t worry!! We’ll have crayons and coloring pages so you won’t need to speak for a while!!

Jane Powell's bio:

Jane believes her most important role is that of parent to her adult children. As a professional, she has demonstrated excellence as a Project Manager working both internationally and domestically while simultaneously co-creating and helping to form a start-up. Jane currently holds the role of Executive Director for the Literacy Council of Washington County where she has quadrupled the number of students the Council serves, tripled the number of tutors, formed strong Community partnerships, and made a name for the Council throughout the county in her two year tenure. At this writing she is seeking her next professional challenge.

Bonnie Saunders bio:

Bonnie Saunders is President of The Career Nook, a boutique consulting practice located in Hagerstown, MD. The Career Nook offers individualized college and career coaching and specializes in empowering individuals to align meaning and purpose in their professional lives. The Career Nook’s motto is “Learn. Grow. Bloom.”

Bonnie has over 20 years of experience in higher education, workforce development, and employer relations having worked for UMGC, Hood College, and Hagerstown Community College. She is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Career Counselors Association and the Maryland Career Development Association. She holds a master’s degree in Human Sciences from Hood College, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership Program at Frostburg State University.

Tina Fraley's bio:

Tina Fraley is the owner of The Power House Studios, author of Broken Road to Badass, a speaker, a certified personal trainer and a masters level community counselor with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. As the Founder of FitMinded Living LLC (, she has developed a proven approach to teaching the tools that have helped thousands of men and women build a practice of sustainable wellbeing.

Women Empowered at the Chamber is free and open to both members and non-members! 

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Wednesday, July 26 from 6 - 9 pm

Please join us at the Stone House Urban Winery for a Summer Charcuterie Board make and take – all supplies and a glass of wine included in the supply fee along with step by step instruction on creating fun and refreshing Summer themed Charcuterie Boards that will make entertaining easy, refreshing and delicious!

Pricing:     $25 fee, includes supplies and a glass of wine

Wednesday, August 23 from 6 - 9 pm

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