Saratoga Women in Business Inaugural Gathering, Wed. May 20, 5-7 p.m.

Saratoga Springs>> The Saratoga Women in Business (SWIB) group will hold their inaugural meeting on Wednesday, May 20 from 5-7 p.m. at the Saratoga CoWorks, located at 153 Regent Street in Saratoga Springs. Parking is available on Regent Street.

The SWIB group targets female business leaders in the greater Saratoga Springs area and offers free bi-monthly fellowship opportunities. Wine and light snacks, sponsored by area businesses, will be provided at each gathering, and door prizes will also be awarded.

"The main goal of the SWIB group is to give Saratoga's women business leaders an opportunity to get to know one another in a relaxed setting," said Heidi Ives, one of the group's founders and sales manager at HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc.

"We believe that if women make friends first, the business will follow," continued Dorothy Rogers-Bullis, another SWIB founding member and owner of drb Business Interiors.

"We are so excited to get these successful women together on a regular basis to not only make
professional connections, but also to make new friends," noted Margaret Perkins Noel, SWIB co-founder and assistant director of annual giving at Skidmore College.

Every SWIB meeting will include a 5-minute presentation by a local woman-run non-profit organization.

The May non-profit spotlight will be on Kupona Foundation. Based in Saratoga Springs, Kupona
Foundation is improving access to quality healthcare for thousands of women and newborns in
Tanzania, giving them the opportunity to build a brighter future. Visit www.kuponafoundation.org to
learn more.  

"I love that the SWIB organization has a charitable component," said another of the group's founders, Rachel Spensieri, a freelance writer and editor in Saratoga Springs. "This is a great opportunity to allow these non-profits to share their mission with an enthusiastic audience."

To learn more about the Saratoga Women in Business group, please contact Heidi Ives at 518-791-4595.

To RSVP for the May 20 event, please email saratogawomeninbusiness@gmail.com by Friday, May 15.


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