Balance Yourself Using Color
and other stress reducing techniques
Join us in October to celebrate and recognize our members and guests for National Business Women's Week. Speaker and further details to be announced.
Evaluating the Leader in You
led by Latrobe BPW member Michelle Teague
National Business Women's Week
*Special Presentation* TBA
Join us in September for an educational and fun membership hands-on event. Get to know your fellow Latrobe BPW members better all while learning new tips and skills on leadership to help you in your business, career, and life. Latrobe BPW member Michelle Teague will be lead us on an interactive adventure that promises to be engaging and rewarding.
Learn more about our BPW/PA State Project, PCADV (Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence) from representatives from The Blackburn Center. The Blackburn Center's mission is
to advocate for the rights of all individuals to live free from domestic and sexual violence and other forms of violence by eliminating the root causes of this violence and providing for the well-being and safety of survivors/victims. Attend our February meeting to learn more about this valuable resource to our community.
Educational Session on our BPW/PA State Project (PCADV)
Latrobe Business & Professional Women
Communication and Getting Your Point Across
Cathi Gerhard is a professor of English at Penn State. She teaches freshman composition, research, technical and business writing — all from a perspective formed over 25 years in professional
media. As an experienced, immersive journalist, a keystone of her career has been context ... finding and communicating connections between researched material and the “real world” so its practical
applications were both clear and engaging to readers and students.
A Foundation Scholar, Cathi earned her bachelor’s in Journalism and master’s in English Literature & Criticism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania before working as a Communications Director in
nonprofit and corporate marketing/public relations in North Carolina before launching her own independent local magazine, the LaurelMountain Post, in 2004.
For Cathi, her career is a journey not just in publishing and entrepreneurship, but in education, creativity, and the building of partnerships — a success that comes from the enthusiasm and ownership of an idea with the flexibility to adapt to outcomes, both anticipated and unexpected, generated by the marketplace as well as the community.
Don't miss out on joining us in March for a special presentation geared towards Women in History. Fun facts, lots of laugh, and membership participation! More details to be announced soon!
Bridge to Home
Check back often for updates to our speaker schedule throughout the year!
Carol Dunlap will be sharing with us information on Bridge 2 Home. Valley Youth House developed the Bridge2Home program, in collaboration with the Western PA Continuum of Care Youth Subcommittee, nonprofits, and Offices of Children & Youth to address the needs of the region’s homeless youth. This program serves Pennsylvania youth (ages 16-20) experiencing homelessness or housing instability located in Armstrong, Indiana, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. Youth may be living on the street, in shelters, in out-of-home care, or other situations where youth are unstably or temporarily housed. Additionally, the program may serve youth who are couch-surfing (ie: living transiently with extended family or other adults).
Educator Linda Yarbrough will educate members on how color affects your physical, mental and emotional states. Each color has a unique frequency and wavelength that promotes a specific
energy that can be calming, motivating, healing, irritating, etc. Explore ways to use color to make
a difference in your environment and your personal state of balance. Linda will also share other
stress reduction techniques and tools to use to calm your mind.
Linda worked in the utility industry as a safety trainer, inspector and auditor for many
years while also maintaining her health and wellness business providing nutritional and
supplementation consultations in addition to Reiki energy healing, relaxation and stress
reduction techniques to her clients.
Since retiring from the corporate world, Linda is currently a full-time Reiki practitioner
and instructor where she maintains her private practice at the Energy Connection
Creative Healing Center. She teaches various Reiki modalities as well as specialized
classes at this center on a regular basis. She also teaches classes related to health
and personal development at the local community college, adult education forums and
With many years of experience volunteering in the domestic violence and hospice
realms, Linda believes in a non-judgmental healing environment in her work with others
based on love, respect, honor and confidentiality
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