Power Up

JoAnn Falletta to deliver keynote at 2019 Power Up Event

Power Up 2019 brings professional women in Buffalo Niagara together for an afternoon of inspiring, connecting, and celebrating. Don’t miss the energy of this one-of-a-kind event on Wednesday, April 10 as the Buffalo Niagara Partnership presents keynote speaker JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, who will speak on the Culture of Leadership: Celebrating 20 years with the BPO.

Exercising Your Networking Muscles

Author: Kayla E. Klos, Counsel at Harter Secrest & Emery

There are many guides, tips and tricks available on how to network successfully at various types of events. Networking . . . just mentioning it can illicit many different negative responses including fear, anxiety or stress. I know that it is “good” for me and that it is the “right” thing to do for both my personal and professional development. Of course, that makes it sound more like exercise than anything else. And like exercise, you can’t just do it occasionally and expect meaningful results. It takes practice, learning and even failure at times to figure out what works for you. It also includes finding common ground with others to successfully network in the first place.

Power UP: Cherylyn Harley LeBon inspires

Cherylyn Harley LeBon inspired a room filled with young and established professionals on the afternoon of June 5 at our Power UP event.

Guests listened intently as Harley LeBon discussed ways to embrace the judgment that women face in the workplace, and offered suggestions for setting your agenda.

Cherylyn Harley LeBon prepares for Power UP

Our Power UP series is an opportunity to discuss issues that are important to women in the workplace.

Panel discussion during the 2014 Power UP event

We hosted our first of two annual Power UP events back in February, and it was well received. Attendees had the chance to move to different tables to discuss topics including leadership, time management, supporting each other and more.