SCHOLARSHIP DONATION IN MEMORY
FILOMENA "MENA" BIANCARDI
Three business owners are chosen to share their journey in business, to motivate and inspire you in your business! Don't miss this opportunity to meet like-minded women in business.
Join us on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. at the Historic Hawthorne Hotel (18 Washington Square, in Salem www.hawthornehotel.com for the 2020 North Shore Women in Business Symposium! Enjoy a full breakfast buffet and engaging panel discussion with 3 of the North Shore's impressive women addressing their business journey!
Tina is a lifetime resident of the North Shore, is the founder and certified woman business owner of Wicked Healthy Vending wickedhealthyvending.com a healthy vending company that provides nutritious snacks and beverages to its Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire communities. Wicked Healthy Vending began its business operations in November of 2013 and has been growing rapidly. Wicked Healthy Vending services a variety of locations, such as gyms, schools, YMCAs, hotels, dealerships, corporations and non-profit organizations. Tina, always wanted to open her own business and after raising her family and working in corporate America in senior management for several years, she decided it was time. In December 2018 Tina bid fare well to her corporate career and took the leap to work on her business full time. Tina has over 25 years legal and business experience. She received her MBA from Salem State University and her paralegal certificate from the National Academy for Paralegal Studies.
Callie and Sarah started their entrepreneurial journey as an on location bridal hair and makeup business that they still run today. Their second and most recent journey has been coworking spaces. Initially seeking to open a venue they thought bigger and decided to expand on their vision! After growing their network of business owners and wedding creative in Newburyport and New England, the two decided to open a coworking space for like-minded women in business.
In October, they were featured on “Good Morning America” where they were awarded a $10,000 grant from the It’s a 10 Haircare foundation! The charitable grant is provide to women who have inspiring stories, who dream big and do something to inspire and uplift those around them.
March 1st they opened their first co-ed coworking space Resurge CoWorking, also located in Newburyport MA. Coworking is a fantastic way to collaborate, learn and become inspired by others pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams.
Catherine Gravel is the proud Co-Founder/Partner and Executive Vice President of GraVoc, a technology-consulting company located in Peabody. Founded in 1994 by Cathy and her husband David Gravel, GraVoc recently celebrated their 25th anniversary . In those 25 years, Cathy and Dave have grown GraVoc to over 55 employees serving more than 650 clients globally with continuous year-over-year growth. Cathy's involvement in the company included: strategic development, human resources, accounting and day to day operations. Aside from co-founding GraVoc, Cathy prides herself in her community involvement. She is currently a board member of the Peabody Rotary Club where she helps spearhead many of their community events such as the Taste of the North Shore as well as their scholarship and Interact programs. Cathy has also been a board member for Haven from Hunger and the Peabody Chamber. Cathy also serves on event and advisory committees for both the YMCA of Metro North for their annual Gala, the Progeria Foundation for their bi-annual Gala, and the auction committee for Citizens for Adequate Housing. In 2016, both Cathy and Dave were recognized as 'North Shore Distinguished Leaders' by the North Shore Chamber for their active involvement in the North Shore business community. When she's not working and volunteering, you can find Cathy spending her time with her growing family which includes four children, all of which have played a role at GraVoc, and five grandchildren soon to be six! Cathy holds a bachelor's degree from Merrimack College which she earned while running her own business (The Sewing Room), and raising her four children. Cathy is an avid skier, as well as a runner and a very competitive former multi-sport athlete.
The cost of this event is $30 for Members and $35 for Non-Members. The Registration fee includes full breakfast! Stay tuned as we welcome Spring and a season of new opportunities for you and your business!