Businesswomen's Committee

Planning committee meets approximately once a month, typically Friday afternoon.

Co-Chairs: Christine Armstrong, Jen Orlando

Staff Liaison, Sara Bowen, 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.

Events are held about every other month and include quarterly mixers, “Summer Sail” in July and Fall Luncheon in October with a featured speaker. The group established the Carolyn M. O’Connor Scholarship in 2005. This is a $1,250 scholarship awarded each year to woman who is going back to school after an absence, or is considering a career change, in an effort to better her life situation. To date, the Division has given away over $20,000 in scholarships.