Fri, Mar 10|
WBG March Monthly Meeting With Uncommon Threads Program Director Heather Gasper
Our WBG Connects meeting is an opportunity to learn, expand your network of business contacts, find inspiration, and to share your expertise with others. Hear from our fabulous speaker Heather Gasper with Uncommon Threads on Friday, March 10th, 2023, at 8:00 AM sharp! (See full description below.)
Time & Location
Mar 10, 2023, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
About The Event
First time joining? Here's what to expect:
• Guest Speaker •
Listen to our inspiring guest speaker.
(Appx. 15-20 minutes followed with 10 minute Q&A.)
• Speed Networking •
Get ready with your 30 second elevator pitch and have an opportunity to be part of our speed-networking session that follows.
(Appx. 20 minutes.)
• Break Out Rooms •
Become further acquainted with fellow members when we break out into rooms for further discussion about a chosen business topic.
(Appx. 10-15 minutes.)
MARCH GUEST SPEAKER
Heather Gasper - Program Director at Uncommon Threads
Learn about Uncommon Threads, an innovative nonprofit located in Lawrence, Massachusetts, one of the poorest cities in the country. With an innovative "outside-in, inside-out" approach, we help low-income women see and feel their true potential by using clothing and image as tools for building self-esteem and self-worth. Unlike other organizations that solely focus on work attire, Uncommon Threads addresses all aspects of a woman’s clothing needs while nurturing personal growth through self-esteem focused styling sessions and workshops.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Heather has been a part of the nonprofit world for a long time. Most recently, she spent ten years with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, where she focused on increasing the number of girl scout troops and volunteers in the area as well as training and managing the local volunteer network. She has lived in the Merrimack Valley for more than 20 years with her husband and two daughters and has been involved in the Lawrence community through Girl Scout action projects, volunteering with Cor Unum and providing fresh vegetables from her church’s permaculture garden to local soup kitchens.
“After so many years of helping to build girls of courage, confidence and character, I am excited to turn my focus to women who are in need of care and a hand up. And what better way to do it than through fashion!”
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