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Please join the Business and Professional Women of Nevada County on
January 15th at 5:30p.m. in the Northern Queen dining room for the program:
We are excited to have Carly Pacheco, Deputy Director of FREED; Jasmine Aebersole, Mentoring for the Friendship Club Alumnae;  and Kari D'Aloisio, Business Services Representative for the Alliance for Workforce Development join us to discuss the services they provide to local women in employment, disability services, and mentoring women from ages 18 to 30. We will become more aware of how they assist women in each of their professions, the ups and downs they personally experience, and the affects these services have on our county.
Please plan to attend this worthwhile evening!
     Carly Pacheco serves as the Deputy Director of FREED, a local disability resource center serving Nevada, Sierra, Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties.  In her previous career she worked as a special education teacher at the middle and high school levels serving students with the most significant disabilities.  She has lived in Nevada County for 6 years and enjoys exploring the local community.
Jasmine is a graduate of The Friendship Club's amazing program who has been given a chance to influence more lives by working there. She works in the front as the organization assistant but also has been given the opportunity to run the alumni program. As an Alumni, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to learn and grow with others who have graduated this program.
Kari D'Aloisio is the Business Services Representative for Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc. (AFWD).  AFWD functions as a regional nonprofit providing workforce development and human resource services along with assisting businesses, organizations and job seekers with their pathways to success.  This includes a valuable on-the-job training program.
Deadline for reservations is
Sunday, January 15th at 5pm

Newcomers and guests are always welcome!

Want to showcase your business or organization? We encourage members and guests to bring business cards, flyers or pamphlets to place on the sign-in table at each dinner meeting.   
Socializing + Networking at 5:30pm
Dinner at 6pm
$22.50/person for dinner
or $5 for program only

All attendees must RSVP and pre-pay online.

Wine will be available for a donation to the scholarship fund.

Don't forget to bring your good/bad dollars!
 We are looking for innovative and intriguing program ideas/speakers to present to our BPWNC community. Please contact Shanti Emerson  or Mary Sivila  to share them. We would love to hear from you! 

     When I was growing up the conversation about careers always ended with study hard and do well in school so that you can go to college. It wasn’t if I was going to college but which one. I knew, too, that I didn’t want to live at home. I always liked going out to explore. The school wasn’t far from home, but it had a unique bilingual program so that wasn’t a hard decision to go to Stockton to attend Elbert Covell College at the University of the Pacific. I took a liberal arts program and received my degree in International Studies with a minor in Spanish. The reason for choosing that major was that I wanted to live abroad my junior year, and I chose a degree that had a requirement of doing just that! I studied in England, Spain, and Costa Rica. I had great fun and honed my skills in Spanish as well as getting to know about people who lived differently than I did at home in Kensington, California. 

     When in Costa Rica, I had an internship with their immigration department. I worked at the international airport in San Jose. I was at the disembarkation post and processed people as they were leaving the country. I thought I might become a flight attendant or work in the US Immigration Department when I graduated from school. That did not turn out to be. I began working at the US Food and Drug Administration thinking if I worked at one agency, I could transfer to another one with ease. Not so. I was encouraged to enter an education program to become a teacher from one of my church friends. I took night classes and eventually became an elementary school teacher and am still one today. Although I started out in bilingual education I transitioned to English only when I made the move from San Francisco to the East Bay. I still use my Spanish skills from time to time.

     I moved to Nevada County a few years ago and worked as a substitute teacher for many schools. It was great to see what happened in other classes but I really wanted to be back in my own classroom. It took a while to make the right match and during that time I explored a multitude of options. So, I am familiar with our local One Stop Center,, Linkedin, Caljobs, and Encore, to name a few. I also read many books about interviewing and selecting a new career. One book I really connected with was Switch by Chip and Dan Heath. It got me rethinking about how I do things and changed my attitude for the positive!

     I am excited to learn more about careers for the future when I do retire.

Moving Forward,

Mary Sivila
Club Business

We need your ideas for programs!
Would you like to share something about yourself? We can give you a chance to tell us about your career journey or introduce us to an amazing someone in our own community. Please contact Mary Sivila with your tantalizing ideas!

2020 Board Nominations
Are you interested in being part of our nominating committee for new board members next year? Please contact Mary Sivila if your name should be on the list.

Advocacy Report
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Mission Statement
The mission of the Business and Professional Women of Nevada County
is to support and promote equity for women in all aspects of their lives.
To promote personal and professional development for working women.
To advocate on National, State, and Local legislative issues of importance
to working women.
To support the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
To promote the education of our members and the community in matters of women's equality as it relates to economics, employment, health, education, housing, civil rights, and other issues of equal opportunity.

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