WBN Upcoming Events and Updates

November 8 Event:  WISE Conference

In November, the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Network (WBN) is excited to combine with and support the North Utah County Women in Business’s WISE (Women in Service & Excellence) Conference (11AM-2PM on Thursday, November 8).  See the graphic for details and register at the American Fork Chamber website.  Register early to attend this fun, purposeful event!

December 13 Event:  WBN Holiday Luncheon & Silent Auction Scholarship Fundraiser

The WBN will host the annual Holiday Luncheon & Silent Auction Scholarship Fundraiser at Thanksgiving Point on Thursday, December 13.  This wonderful event sells out early and the 100+ attendees enjoy an afternoon of delicious food, valuable networking, and excellent holiday shopping – all for a great cause!  The event raises money to support the WBN Scholarship Program.  Presently, the WBN is seeking donations for both table sponsors and silent auction items. If you are interested in supporting the event and the scholarship program, contact the WBN at wbn@thechamber.org.  Stay tuned for registration details!

2012-2013 WBN Scholars

We are pleased to introduce our 2012-2013 WBN Scholars.  Join us in welcoming Lisa Bammert and Aubri Robinson to the WBN!

Lisa Bammert

Bammert up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Political Science. She began her career working in the Wisconsin Capitol as a Legislative Research Assistant. When her husband relocated us to St. Paul, MN, she made the transition to being a full-time mom while working from home as a part-time editor. Once her youngest child was in school full-time, Bammert explored career options. Capitalizing on her strengths, she decided to pursue a degree in accounting. After the economic downturn hit her family, she knew she had to establish a stable future career. The family moved to Utah three years ago and Bammert will finish her accounting degree at UVU in December. She would like to obtain business or government experience and then consider entrepreneurial endeavors. Currently, Bammert works at a non-profit organization, volunteers as treasurer for two organizations, and teaches skiing. She enjoys downhill skiing, camping, hiking, and spending time with family. She indicates she loves Utah weather and outdoor activities – she hopes never to leave! She is grateful to the WBN for the opportunity to meet all of the wonderful women in business.

Aubri Robinson

Robinson was born a leader. As a five-year old, she took charge of a birthday party her older brother was invited to, handing out presents and organizing the group of eight-year-old boys. That natural ability has turned into a passion, as she has been an advocate for women. The summer after her junior year of high school, Robinson worked as an intern in Geneva, Switzerland, at the UN for the Worldwide Organization for Women. While there, she interviewed refugee women and wrote their stories to help motivate and inspire other women throughout the world. As a high school senior, Robinson served as VP for the Senior Class, senior liaison in the school House of Representatives, and was a member of the basketball team, the swim team, and the National Honor Society. Now at BYU as a Business Strategy major, Robinson has continued her leadership efforts and served as the VP of the Undergraduate Women in Business Club, where she helped motivate and prepare women for the workplace. She is currently representing women across campus as the only female on the Innovation Academy leadership as the VP of Business Relations. Robinson has had the privilege of choosing to work with and serve women and is honored to be chosen as the BYU representative for the WBN scholarship and looks forward to future opportunities to lead and women make a difference in their lives.

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