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March 9, 2011 - Women and Girls Learn Secrets to Healthy Body Image

WESTBOROUGH _ Body image has long been an issue that women struggle with in all stages of life. The Female Leadership Interest Council, FLIC®, will be hosting an evening program, "Loving the Skin You're in: Reflections on Body Image" on Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the YMCA of Central Massachusetts in Westborough. This program is the first in a "Mother and Daughter Educational Series" that will be held at the YMCA of Central Massachusetts as part of the FLIC® and YMCA Girls-Lead™ Initiative.


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November 8, 2010 - Fall Trailblazing Event at Clark University

WORCESTER _ On Wednesday afternoon, November 10, 2010, the Center for Women and Enterprise, Clark University and FLIC®, the Female Leadership Interest Council, present "Blazing a Trail: Women Entrepreneurs and their Journeys," a panel presentation. This program will feature networking, presentation, a panel presentation and a Q&A.


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May 6, 2010 - Auburn Chamber of Commerce honors the spirit of giving by ‘Paying it Forward' to FLIC®

AUBURN _ The Auburn Chamber of Commerce recently made a $1,000 charitable donation to the Female Leadership Interest Council (FLIC®). The donation by the Chamber was made as part of an expression of gratitude to Deborah Penta, CEO of PENTA Communications, Inc. for the in-kind services the integrated marketing firm has provided for the Chamber in its most recent fiscal year.

 

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December 9, 2009 - Former United Nations Consultant Brings Green Focus to FLIC® Advisory Board

WESTBOROUGH _ The Female Leadership Interest Council (FLIC®), recently announced the appointment of Green Energy Consultant and Project Manager Caitlin Connelly to its Advisory Board. Connelly was approached by FLIC® Founder Deborah Penta, who believed that Connelly would be a good addition to the board, particularly because of her extensive international green energy background with the United Nations.


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December 7, 2009 - Health Care CEO Appointed to FLIC® Advisory Board

WORCESTER – The Female Leadership Interest Council (FLIC®) recently announced the appointment of Harmon Home Health Care CEO, Kim Harmon to its Advisory Board.

 

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December 7, 2009 - YMCA CEO named to the Advisory Board of the Female Leadership Interest Council

WORCESTER _ The Female Leadership Interest Council, Inc. (FLIC®) recently announced that Kathryn "Kathy" Zingg Hunter, president and CEO of YMCA of Central Massachusetts, has been named to its Advisory Board.

 

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November 30, 2009 - Lance Armstrong’s Mother Motivates and Inspires at FLIC’s
Fall Trailblazing Luncheon

WORCESTER _ The Female Leadership Interest Council succeeded in making a difference by bringing another Trailblazer to the region. Triumph over tragedy is Linda Armstrong Kelly’s story. The mother of Lance Armstrong, multiple Tour De France winner and cancer survivor, Armstrong Kelly shared her inspirational story with over 200 people who drove from all parts of New England at the Female Leadership Interest Council’s (FLIC®) fall trailblazing event, held on Nov. 19 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

 

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November 17, 2009 - FLIC leaders honored as 2009 Women in Business

WORCESTER _ The Female Leadership Interest Council (FLIC®) has two 2009 Women in Business honorees in its midst. Deborah Penta, founder of FLIC® and CEO of PENTA Communications, Inc. in Westborough and Kathryn "Kathy" Zingg Hunter, president and CEO of the YMCA of Central Massachusetts, Worcester and a FLIC® Advisory Board member, were each honored at the recent Worcester Business Journal’s (WBJ) 2009 Women
in Business Awards.

 

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October 28, 2009 - High school students learn the meaning of dressing for success

WORCESTER _ Recently nine business students from Westborough High School (WHS) were treated to a very unique event, the First Annual Dinner Celebration for Dress for Success Worcester. The students were at the fundraising gala thanks to a donation by FLIC® (Female Leadership Council).

 

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October 26, 2009 - FLIC® and the YMCA Launch After School Mentoring Program for Middle School Girls

NORTHBOROUGH, MA – In the true spirit of collaboration, the Female Leadership Interest Council (FLIC®) and the YMCA® of Central Massachusetts kicked off their Girls Lead Program on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, featuring MIT scientist and former Miss Massachusetts Erika Ebbel, FLIC board members, YMCA staff and middle school girls from the surrounding communities.

 

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August 24, 2009 - Local Nonprofit Receives Summer Miracle

WORCESTER, MA. _ Cathi Coridan, executive director of Girls, Inc. in Worcester, is one very happy nonprofit executive. Coridan reported that despite the odds and the challenges it faced several months ago, the non-profit had an incredibly successful summer, awarding $27,000 in scholarships through donations, which funded 180 camp weeks for children in Worcester.

 

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July 28, 2009 -A Guru of the Biggest Self-Help Phenomenon in History Joins FLIC for its Summer Trailblazing Event

WESTBOROUGH, MA. _ Join FLIC on Thursday, August 20th for its Summer Trailblazer Event featuring Marci Shimoff, a guru of the biggest self-help book phenomenon in history, Marci is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time. In addition, she’s a featured  expert in the international film and book phenomenon, The Secret. Her new book, HAPPY FOR NO REASON: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out, offers a revolutionary approach to experiencing deep and lasting happiness.

 

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June 16, 2009 - Female Leadership Interest Council (FLIC®) challenges community to Pay it Forward

WORCESTER, MA. _ Deborah Penta, founder of FLIC® (Female Leadership Interest Council) is issuing a financial challenge to the Worcester community. FLIC has offered a $1,000 leadership grant to Girls Inc. of Worcester. The grant is earmarked for the organization’s camp and summer programs, which are currently struggling financially and in need of $15,000 by June 23.

 

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June 4, 2009 - FLIC® Receives In-Kind from Local Chamber

WESTBOROUGH, MA. _The Female Leadership Interest Council FLIC® announced today that it received a $1,000 in-kind donation from the Auburn Chamber of Commerce to assist the non-profit organization in fostering its good work to advance leadership for women in the community.

 

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November 20, 2008 - Former Miss Massachusetts and MIT Scientist Motivates Young Women for FLIC®

WESTBOROUGH, MA. _ The Female Leadership Interest Council (FLIC®) hosted “An Evening with Erika Ebbel entitled Beauty and the Geek,” on Tuesday, November 18, at the Doubletree Hotel on Computer Drive in Westborough. Ebbel is an MIT scientist, a past Miss Massachusetts (2004), and founded the Whiz Kids Foundation in 2002. Whiz Kids is an organization that helps students with interest in math and science.

 

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September 25, 2008 - New England’s most recognized female broadcast journalist comes to The Hanover Theatre

WORCESTER, MA. _ Female Leadership Interest Council (FLIC) announced today that one of the most familiar faces in the New England Broadcast Media, Liz Walker, an award-winning news anchor and host of the acclaimed “Sunday’s with Liz” on WBZ-TV will be taking center stage at FLIC’s, “An Evening with Liz Walker,” on Thursday, Oct. 30 at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester, beginning at 6PM.

 

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March 27, 2008 - FLIC Partners with YMCA to Launch Exciting Girls-Lead Initiative

WESTBOROUGH, MA. _ The Female Leadership Interest Council (FLIC), headquartered in Westborough, announced today that it has partnered with the YMCA of Central Massachusetts to launch a Girls-Lead Program to empower and mentor middle and high-school girls to develop strong leadership skills. This exciting new pilot program offers both FLIC and the YMCA the opportunity to utilize their combined resources to inspire young women in our region.

 

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February 22, 2008 - FLIC Appoints First Male Advisory Board Member to Join the Ranks of Its Impressive Leadership

WESTBOROUGH, MA. _ At this time of the year, accountants and CPA firms are in high gear preparing for that ominous April 15 tax day deadline. Someone who really feels the crunch is Joseph “Joe” Stolberg, co-founder of Stolberg, Ebbeling & Blanchette, LLP, a CPA firm located in Worcester.

 

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January 7, 2008 - FLIC announces establishment of Educational Funding Charter to help women of the region

WESTBOROUGH, MA. _ Diane Power, the first female Executive Director for the law firm of Mirick O’Connell, has never let challenges stand in her way. Her belief in “being whatever you want to be,” has led her to extremely high levels of personal and professional success. It is that mindset, which has brought her to the newly formed Female Leadership Interest Council, Inc. (FLIC), as one of its Advisory Board members.

 

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December 17, 2007 - MLS Property Information Network President and CEO named to FLIC Advisory Board

WESTBOROUGH, MA. _ The Female Leadership Interest Council (FLIC), recently announced the appointment of Kathy Condon to its Advisory Board. Kathy Condon is a 30-year veteran in the Massachusetts real estate industry and is the President and Chief Executive Officer of MLS Property Information Network, Inc., the largest MLS (Multiple Listing Service) in New England, and one of the top 10 in the nation.

 

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December 10, 2007 - Mirick O’Connell Executive Director Appointed to Advisory Board of Female Leadership Interest Council

WESTBOROUGH, MA. _ Diane Power, the first female Executive Director for the law firm of Mirick O’Connell, has never let challenges stand in her way. Her belief in “being whatever you want to be,” has led her to extremely high levels of personal and professional success. It is that mindset, which has brought her to the newly formed Female Leadership Interest Council, Inc. (FLIC), as one of its Advisory Board members.

 

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October 10, 2007 - America’s most influential and respected female trailblazer to speak at Inaugural Luncheon for FLIC: Female Leadership Interest Council

WESTBOROUGH, MA.  _ FLIC (Female Leadership Interest Council) announced today that the most recognized face of the American Women’s Movement, Gloria Steinem, will be the keynote speaker at FLIC’s Inaugural Trailblazing Luncheon to be held at noon on November 30, 2007, at Mechanic’s Hall in Worcester.

 

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October 9, 2007 - Helping to steer the course for women’s advancement, Bowditch & Dewey Attorney and Olympic Medalist joins the Female Leadership Interest Council, Inc

WESTBOROUGH, MA. _ Attorney Christine Smith Collins has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Female Leadership Interest Council, Inc. (FLIC). Collins will join a diverse group of top-level executives in the region, led by Deborah Penta, PENTA Communications, Inc. CEO and founder of FLIC.

 

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November 28, 2007 - FLIC Inaugural Luncheon will rock Mechanic’s Hall with over 300 people and a phenomenal program on Friday, November 30

WORCESTER, MA.  _ One of New England’s most recognized news personalities, Liz Walker from CBS, will be introducing one of America’s most familiar female women’s rights activist, Gloria Steinem on Friday, Nov. 30, at Mechanics Hall in Worcester

 

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August 16, 2007 - Genzyme leader named to the Advisory Board of the newly formed Female Leadership Interest Council, Inc.

WESTBOROUGH, MA. _ As a Director of Managed Markets for Genzyme Corporation’s diagnostic testing division, Laura Housman leads a team of managed care sales and marketing experts. Her expertise makes her a perfect fit as one of the Advisory Board members for the newly formed Female Leadership Interest Council, Inc. (FLIC).

 

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July 17, 2007 - AstraZeneca HR Executive is Appointed to the Advisory Board of FLIC: Female Leadership Interest Council, Inc.

WESTBOROUGH, MA. _ AstraZeneca’s Human Resources Director Catherine “Cathy” Latham met Deborah Penta, CEO of PENTA Communications and founder of the newly formed Female Leadership Interest Council, Inc.

 

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June 20, 2007 - Barbara Clifford named to Female Leadership Interest Council, Inc. Advisory Board

WESTBOROUGH, MA. _ Five years ago Barbara Clifford arrived in Westborough as the new director of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Chamber hasn’t been the same since..

 

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June 19, 2007 - Top Executive from The Hanover Appointed to Advisory Board

WORCESTER, MA. _ Marita Zuraitis, president of The Hanover Insurance Group’s property and casualty companies was recently appointed to the Advisory Board for the Female Leadership Interest Council, Inc. (FLIC).

 

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June 13, 2007 - Executive Director of the WCAC Appointed to Advisory Board

WESTBOROUGH, MA._ Jill Dagilis, Executive Director of the Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) was recently appointed to the newly formed Advisory Board of the Female Leadership Interest Council, Inc. (FLIC).

 

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June 11, 2007 - Sovereign Bank VP Appointed to Advisory Board

WESTBOROUGH, MA. _ As an area vice president at Sovereign Bank, Carol Sexton has seen her share of changes with women in the workforce.

 

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June 4, 2007 - State Rep Polito Appointed to Advisory Board

WESTBOROUGH, MA._ State Representative Karyn Polito (R-Shrewsbury) has always been motivated by public service.

 

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