Local business women empowered through south county organization
Nurture, touch, feel, love. Words like these describe the power of women, but they aren’t always found in business ... unless you are a woman in business. Yet those attributes are what make women effective not only at home but in the workplace.
Women In Business of South Utah County was organized in January of 2013 as an organization with the purpose of empowering women in business in the south county area through networking, leadership and support initiatives. Now celebrating two years, WIBSUC is poised for growth and looking forward to expanding the circle of influence with like-minded ladies who are searching for ways to connect and create opportunities together.
WIBSUC meets monthly at luncheons or evening events (new this year). At their February Connections Luncheon, they welcomed four new members and each person introduced themselves and their business. Following lunch, organizational Vice President Traci Worthington presented a balloon to President Randi Kaufman, saying, “Randi is a fearless leader who is passionate about helping women in business. She is also an amazingly creative designer.” Randi then handed a balloon to another member of the group with more encouraging words, followed by each person in turn giving affirmative statements such as, “When you walked in, I knew you were a person I wanted to know better because you carry yourself with grace,” and “You always make me feel like I am the center of your attention.” The crowd was inflated with the feeling of camaraderie until Worthington popped the first balloon with a pin ... and just as quickly the warmth deflated as she burst each one!
“How did you feel when I popped your balloon?” Worthington queried. “Then ask yourself what kind of person you want to be: the kind that boosts others or the type that squashes others? There may be people here who are in a similar business as you, but we aren’t in competition to win or lose. We can all succeed by building each other. As women, we should support and lift one another, and as women in business, we are here to empower each other.”
During the year, WIBSUC also sponsors a symposium to advance the skills and training of best business practices for women. Professional women, business owners and female entrepreneurs are invited to attend WIBSUC’s events and discover how WIBSUC can benefit them and their businesses. For more information, visit www.wibsuc.org and join the community at www.facebook. com/WIBSUC.
Members of Women in Business South Utah County attend their February 2015 meeting.