Recently I and four other New Jersey Postmasters attended the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s 12th Annual Women in Business Conference. The conference emphasized the importance of empowering professional women in their personal lives, careers, and communities.
One of the largest women in business NJ conferences this year, the theme focused on “Women Empowered and Engaged.” Hosted at the historic Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, NJ we were thrilled to have been invited.
The Chamber first reached out to my colleague Wildwood NJ Postmaster, Bernadette Puodziunas. Who said, “Once I received the invitation from the chamber, I knew that we had to participate and that we could successfully represent our individual Post Offices and the organization in which we serve,”
Puodziunas reached out to some neighboring postmasters including me, and eventually we were joined by fellow NJ Postmasters, Margaret Clifford of Cape May, Cheryl Foster of Sea Isle City, and Cindy Yesgosh of Cape May Court House.
During the conference, we mingled with a wide array of successful, professional women, who enjoyed careers as doctors, volunteers, advocates, surrogates, and even the Lieutenant Governor. The women shared inspiring stories on education, family, employees, work-life balance, and the opportunities that led them to their own specific careers.
My fellow Postmasters and I were able to tell our stories of how each of us rose through the postal ranks to become Postmaster. We were also able to spotlight the USPS as a wonderful career choice for women.
Perhaps most beneficial to attending the conference was networking with potential customers, attracting new business connections and educating attendees about postal events that are available to educate the local communities we serve on all things postal.
I encourage, Postmasters across the county to attend networking events like these. They truly are the perfect venue to reach out and foster positive relationships while encouraging growth for local businesses through the power of the mail.
The Postal Service is part of the fabric of this nation. Postal employees make a difference in every community across the country.
Women in Business March 2, 2017 – pictured from left to right: Cape May Court House Postmaster Cindy Yesgosh, Wildwood Postmaster Bernadette Puodziunas, Cape May County Chamber of Commerce President Vicki Clark, Avalon Postmaster Melissa Lomax, Sea Isle City Postmaster Cheryl Foster, and Cape May Postmaster Margaret Clifford
To learn more about the USPS’s Community Connection programs click here: https://about.usps.com/corporate-social-responsibility/connections.htm