The mission of Montgomery Women is to advance women in Montgomery County who aspire to leadership positions in the political arena as well as in the business, nonprofit, educational, civic, and governmental sectors.
A nonpartisan organization, Montgomery Women provides political endorsements to qualified women candidates. We offer educational programs, information-sharing, and networking to enhance leadership opportunities for women.
We seek full representation in leadership positions in Montgomery County. Women’s voices must be heard.
Join the interesting and varied members of Montgomery Women for our First Friday Power Breakfasts, Monthly Happy Hours, lectures, networking events, award ceremonies, and more! See the details below!
Montgomery Women Presents:
Discovering the Leader Within
Please join us on Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Service Center*
7:00 – 7:30 pm – Meet and Greet 7:30 – 9:00 pm – Program
Open to members and non-members
Whether or not you have a designated leadership role in the county or in an organization, all of us need
to demonstrate leadership in the realm of our work. This session will examine what leadership is and explore what prevents some from actualizing their leadership potential. At the session we will engage in an interactive exercise designed to help us recognize our leadership skills.
Presented by Nedra Weinstein
Nedra Weinstein is Principal with Arden Consulting, an organization development consulting firm which provides a range of services to clients both in the private and public sectors – including team and leadership development, coaching, strategic planning, culture change and small and large group meeting facilitation. Nedra Weinstein is known for her dynamic style and has received accolades for her ability to engage individuals and groups in stimulating and thoughtful dialogue. Clients include National Public Radio, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Montgomery County, National Park Service, National Institutes of Health and University of Maryland Medical Center.
*The B-CC Service Center is located at 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, Md. It is across the street from the Bethesda Metro Station in the two-story County office building on the Plaza level of the Metropolitan complex, above a County parking garage. The entrance to the parking garage is marked with a large blue Bethesda Center parking sign. Take the elevators from the parking garage to the Plaza level (P). The building is located at the center of the plaza. County and American flags and a sign bearing the County seal mark the entrance to the building.
R.S.V.P to Deborah Stoll firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-891-2676
You are cordially invited to the Montgomery Women Leadership Book Group meeting
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Book: The Confidence Code by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
When: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Where: Brown bag lunch at Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce Board Room
Please RSVP to: email@example.com
Questions: Please contact Sara Watkins 301-873-2163 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please plan to join us on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Strathmore Hall from 3-5pm from the Montgomery Women Power Tea. It Is Montgomery Women's signature event where the recipients of the Rising Star Award and Shining Star Award are recognized.
More details about the Power Tea will be available in early 2015.
If you want to know what is happening in Montgomery County, our First Friday Power Breakfasts are for you! Dynamic conversations, networking, and information sharing abound. These monthly Breakfasts are not to be missed! The next First Friday Power Breakfast is January 9, 2015 7:30 AM at the Silver Diner located in Federal Plaza on Rockville Pike in Rockville.
See our updated Strategic Plan.
For photos of some of our events, visit our photo gallery.
For past issues of the newsletter, visit the Newsletter Archive page.
THE “RISING STAR” AWARD
2014 Rising Star Honoree: Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi
The Phyllis Campbell Newsome Rising Star Award honors the life of a visionary community activist and a founding member of Montgomery Women. As a director of community advocacy for the Washington Council of Agencies, Phyllis Campbell Newsome bettered the life of countless Washington Area individuals and families. She convinced nonprofit organizations, elected officials and front line social service agencies to put aside differences and consolidate resources. Under her guidance, coalitions formed with the resources and clout to make promises realities. Then, in 2002, Phyllis Campbell Newsome died, and a brilliant future was lost. Now, we honor Phyllis Campbell Newsome’s memory by recognizing a new Rising Star each year. In prior years, the recipients of the Rising Star Award have been Denise Young (2006), Amy Presley (2007), Kathy Lally (2008), Dr. Yvette Butler (2009), Theresa Testoni (2010), Rachel Glass (2011), Hannah McCann (2012) and Wendy Howard (2013).
THE “SHINING STAR” AWARD
2014 Shining Star Honoree: Bonnie Fogel The Shining Star Award honors two beloved founding members of Montgomery Women, Delegate Jane Lawton and County Council Member Marilyn Praisner. Both gave unsparingly of their talent, time, intellect and spirit of sisterhood. With their energy, expertise and persistence, they were “shining stars” of public service. They modeled and championed women’s full participation in public life. Montgomery Women has created the “Shining Star” Award in their memory. Montgomery Women presents the Shining Star Award each year to an outstanding woman leader who continues Jane and Marilyn’s legacy. Established in 2009, our first recipient of the Shining Star Award was Carol Trawick, followed by Judge Irma S. Raker (2010), the Honorable Connie Morella (2011), Sharon Friedman (2012) and Wilma Holmes(2013).
Welcome to the Montgomery Women Website,
Let me tell you a bit about Montgomery Women.
We’re in our 11th year. Our ‘founding mothers’ include several of Montgomery County’s most prominent and politically engaged women. When they learned that a former Maryland Governor had not included a single woman in his initial group of appointees, they were outraged. They formed Montgomery Women to engage and promote the County’s women into elected office and other positions of political leadership.
Eleven years later, we continue to be motivated by our passion to help women find their launch pad to the leadership posts of their choosing. Over the years we have broadened the mission beyond the political realm, and we have expanded our roster of events to include the Leadership Book Group, the Public Affairs Salon and regular monthly networking opportunities like the First Friday Breakfast and the Third Wednesday Happy Hour.
This year’s theme is: Discover the Leader Within; Claim Your Power. We will be building our programs and activities around that theme. One benefit of your membership is free admission to all our events and notifications about them.
We hope you will join, engage and discover your own inner leader.
All the best,