Key For Women brings women in busi­ness to­gether to build suc­cess

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Busi­ness women through­out Utah County have a lot in com­mon. They are moth­ers, daugh­ters, neigh­bors, friends, com­mu­nity ac­tivists, ac­tive in their faiths, sports en­thu­si­asts and en­joy a va­ri­ety of hob­bies. So it’s no sur­prise that when a group of them come to­gether, amaz­ing things hap­pen.

Key For Women’s three-pronged mis­sion of Con­nec­tion-Em­pow­er­ment-Ser­vice helps women in busi­ness bal­ance and strengthen the many facets of their life.

Meet­ing to­gether monthly, Key For Women mem­bers con­nect with women in a va­ri­ety of in­dus­tries to learn what prod­ucts and ser­vices they can pro­vide to sup­port one an­other.

“We never know who will be ex­actly the right per­son to help us when we have a need,” said Key Bank Branch Man­ager Dora Lopez at the group’s Jan­uary meet­ing. “We have an amaz­ing sup­port team right here in this room, al­ready stand­ing by for when we need them.”

Key For Women also fo­cuses on how mem­bers can em­power them­selves and one an­other for suc­cess, help­ing ladies see how be­ing a woman in busi­ness is an ad­van­tage rather than a hur­dle.

“Your thoughts and emo­tions drive your ac­tions,” said Carolyn Lewis. “Our ac­tions are what cre­ate our re­sults. Rec­og­niz­ing that is the first step to cre­at­ing new re­sults in our lives.”

An­other fo­cus of Key For Women is to bring mem­bers to­gether in ser­vice for other or­ga­ni­za­tions, show­ing them how serv­ing their com­mu­ni­ties can be a huge ben­e­fit to their busi­nesses and em­ploy­ees.

“There are so many great op­por­tu­ni­ties for busi­nesses to serve and have fun do­ing it,” said Kathy An­der­son of Lo­cal Ched­dar. “We love bring­ing great events like the Chalk Art Fes­ti­val, Shop Lo­cal and the Vet­eran’s Car Show to our friends and neigh­bors.”

Lorene Moore, Com­mu­nity of Car­ing di­rec­tor with Nebo Com­fort Sys­tems, ac­cepted a Com­mu­nity Spon­sor­ship Award for their work with the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety’s Re­lay For Life at the meet­ing. She spoke about the re­wards their em­ploy­ees have per­son­ally seen be­cause of their com­pany’s ser­vice pro­grams.

“We formed our first team for the Re­lay For Life seven years ago when my fa­therin-law passed away. We started work­ing with re­lay to serve oth­ers and fight against can­cer. What we dis­cov­ered was that with ev­ery year and ev­ery new team, we grew closer to­gether as a busi­ness and a fam­ily,” Moore said. “From Re­lay For Life and the Cen­tral Utah Vet­eran’s Home to Books for Stu­dents and Shop with a Cop, each of the projects in our Com­mu­nity of Car­ing Pro­gram touches the hearts of our em­ploy­ees as well as our com­mu­nity.”

Key For Women in­vites all women in Utah County who want to strengthen their power in the work­ing com­mu­nity to join them at 9 a.m. on the se­cond Thurs­day of each month for their Con­nect-Em­power-Ser­vice break­fast at the Key Bank branch lo­cated at 1245 S. 800 East in Orem.

“To­gether we can make Utah County the per­fect en­vi­ron­ment for women to thrive and suc­ceed in,” Moore said.

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