Women's "We Can" Expo & Conference

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Marilyn

            Grunewald

Danielle Martel

Trisha  

            Woodward

Karyn Rocheleau

Danielle is employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Hagan, Rinehart, & Connolly Pedatricians in Burlington, Vermont.  She is an active member of the Franklin County Business and Professional Women, the Franklin County Past Presidents Club, and is currently serving her second term as President for BPW Vermont.  Danielle serves as a Commissioner from St. Albans on the Vermont Commission on Women. 

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Karyn Rocheleau has over 35 years of experience in leadership, customer service, and operations –with organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Pepsico, Wendy's International, and the United States Army. In 2002, Karyn formed a training and consulting company to assist companies increase their revenues and reduce their expenses. In 2014, Karyn sold the training company and retired to pursue other endeavors. She is currently interesting fruit farming.  Karyn has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, a Certificate in Special Studies from Harvard University, and a BS, Business from The University of Vermont.  Karyn is and has been active in civic organizations such as the Rotary Club (St. Albans, VT and Keene, NH), NH Women’s Business Center, the Monadnock Humane Society, Keene United Way and Keene Senior Center. She is a past President of the Board of Directors at the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention, Keene Senior Center and the Monadnock Humane Society.

Marilyn Grunewald was a Vermont Educator for over thirty years serving the Pre K -12 and the University Community.  She retired in 2008 from the position of Superintendent of Schools at the Franklin Supervisory Union serving Bellows Free Academy, Fairfield, and St. Albans City.    After retirement, Marilyn served as consultant for the Vermont Public Broadcasting Systems, State Auditor’s office, the Agency of Education and was interim director of the Northwest Public Access.

Marilyn serves on the United Way, Northwest Public Access, Franklin County STEM Initiative and Caring Community Boards.    She is member of the Franklin County Business and Professional Women (BPW) and leads the planning committee for the Women’s “We Can” Expo and Conference.   Marilyn served as President for the Local and State BPW organizations.  She received the BPW Woman of Achievement Award in 2015.

Marilyn has also served as the Local President of Delta Kappa Gamma, and as State Secretary. She is currently the second Vice President.

Her skills include grant writing, strategic planning, business plan development and group facilitation.  She is especially proud of the mentoring opportunities she had with young women who excelled in both their personal and professional lives. Her commitment to helping women realize that “We Can” comes from her personal success and the many opportunities she had for growth, which she wants to share with other women. 

Trish Woodward developed a “grab bag of skills” from a variety of work activities in advertising and marketing, editing, three decades  of  school administration K-12 and  high school teaching, and co-founding and running a mental health NFP organization since 2001. After moving to St. Albans, she has appreciated the friendships of the Franklin County-Business and Professional Women, and meeting women who are committed to “making things happen.”  She feels that Women’s We Can Expo offers a time to engage in and reflect on the variety of opportunities  people can enjoy today, and for women, since they are usually the primary family carers, workshops offer a unique opportunity to see how developing skills, gathering information,  and changing attitudes can lead to life-changes.
 

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