Businesswomen’s Committee

Planning committee meets approximately once a month

Co-Chairs: Jillian Burgess, Lindsey Egan

Staff Liaison, Michelle Pepin, Director of Events

Mission: Organized in 1986, the group is committed to the growth of Cape Ann business and the professional development of the Chamber’s female members. They provide a forum for the region’s businesswomen to network and raise funds for scholarships that aid women with continuing education.

The committee hosts events throughout the year. They include quarterly mixers, a summer sunset sail, and a fall luncheon in October with a notable and inspirational speaker. These events help further the Committee’s mission of supporting and advocating for women. In 2005, the group established the Carolyn M. O’Connor Scholarship where two scholarships are awarded annually to women who are going back to school or are considering a career change to advance their life. To date, the Division has given away over $20,000 in scholarships.