About Us

Welcome to Franklin BPW!

BPW welcomes women from all walks of life to explore their potential. We help connect women of all ages and skill levels to programs that enhance leadership and professional abilities. Our meetings include learning, networking, and opportunities to engage with your fellow business and professional women. Our club fosters an atmosphere of empowerment for women to find their voice in the professional world. We seek to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. BPW recognizes that true strength lies in our ability to empower another.

Businesswoman in Front of Crowd

Our 2021-2022 Programs

September 15— Membership Meeting 

Bring a guest! New recruits are always welcome. We will focus on net-working and community collaboration. Chair &Committee: Kate Nash, Kristine Boland, Mecie Greene 

October 20— Woman of Achievement 

Sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank & Marshall’s Florist. Co-Chairs & Committee: Christine Dzujna, Jo Brown, Lorrie Carey, Pam Hannan 

November 17— Education 

Discussing topics of interest in education. Chair & Committee: 

Kandyce Tucker, Pat Timbury, Denise Steadman  

December 15— Christmas Party 

Always a great, fun, and purely social meeting. Chair & Committee: Marylee Gorham, Kate Nash, Valerie Blake 

January— Issues Management 

Instead of a business meeting, the Jackie O'Rourke scholarship fund-raising luncheon is held this month. Chair: Sara Tracy 

Nominating Committee: Christine Dzujna 

February 16— Young Careerist 

Honoring a young professional who has accomplished much in her profession and for her community. Co-Chairs & Committee: Kate 

Nash, Kristine Boland, Amy Rankins, Kayleanna Porch, Meg Miller 

March 16— Finance & Calendar 

Approve the Fiscal Year  budget; start our Calendar fundraiser. Chair & Committee: Allison Cross, Pam Hannan, Kathy Zink. Calendar: 

Kathy Zink, Jo Brown, Sara Tracy, Allison Cross, Kevin Akey 

April 20— Legislative 

Chair & Committee: Valerie Blake, Emily Burr, Scott Burns, Marylee Gorham 

May 19— Annual Meeting & Officer Installation. Come to celebrate the installation of new Franklin BPW officers for the upcoming year. The committee is all past presidents: Chair & Commit-tee: Sara Tracy, Donna Gilbreth, Mecie Greene,  Terri Lemire

June 17— Scholarship mystery trip to award our annual scholarships. Chair & Committee:
Kathy Zink , Emily Burr, Marcia Feener, Donna Gilbreth
July (no meeting)
August — Planning Meeting
Chair : President