Welcome to the Phoenix BPW
Local Organization Website

President: Katherine Peterson (kpeterson@prpcaz.com)
Vice President: Elena Henry (elena.henry@cox.net)
Treasurer: Michele Hallier (michelehallier@q.com)
Recording Secretary: Katherine Stevenson (KJS@Aegisaz.com)
Board Member: Tracy Hawkins (tracy.hawkins79@gmail.com)
Membership Chair Michele Hallier (michelehallier@q.com)
Board Member: Anita Auguste (aeauguste@aol.com)
For more information, please contact: Anita Auguste (aeauguste@aol.com)


Phoenix BPW October 25, 2016

Jessica L. Gonzalezjessica-gonzalez

Jessica L. Gonzalez is the Business Outreach Specialist for Hive@Central at Burton Barr Library. She comes to the City of Phoenix public library systems with a background in nonprofit and business management. She is a fellow of the StartingBloc LA ’13 Institute, a fellowship program that provides support to young leaders who are motivated in building strong communities through social innovation.

Jessica holds a Masters in Public Administration from Arizona State University, a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies & Sociology from Rutgers University, and an Associate’s Degree from Johnson & Wales University in Marketing. Prior to joining the City of Phoenix, Jessica has worked as a Program Manager at Dress for Success Phoenix, and as an Assistant Store Manager at Kohl’s Department Stores.

The combination of managerial, marketing, and philanthropic skills has provided Jessica a solid foundation for her current position as Business Outreach Specialist and Director of hive @ central. She is proud to be part of an organization that is working to help build the economic foundation of individual business owners throughout the valley.


November 22, 2016


Thomas J. Pietrack, CFP®

image001Tom is a CFP® practitioner and member of the Financial Planning Association’s Phoenix Chapter. He is the co-founder of and Director of Financial Planning and Portfolio Manager at Coherent Financial Advisers, LLC.  His expertise includes financial planning, portfolio management, tax and estate planning strategies.

Tom’s big picture strategic thinking combined with his attention to detail about client’s specific goals builds long term relationships with individuals, families, and business owners. Tom believes clients do not merely need more information, but financial wisdom anchored in experience and education tailored to each individual’s unique goals, perspective and life ambition.

Tom is an advocate for animal welfare and enjoys hiking with his two rescue dogs. Tom is married and his children are “millennials.” He is passionate about helping this generation increase their financial knowledge for their long-term personal and financial well-being.

 Meeting Agenda

  1.     How personalized financial planning can impact your life
  2.     Strategies to maximize your workplace benefits
  3.     Specific considerations for women in the work force

Meeting Date: 4th Tues of every month (except December)

Meeting Location: Bluewater Grill 1720 E Camelback Rd Phoenix 85016

Time: 5:30 pm Socializing and Networking
6:00 pm Meeting and Program
7:15 pm Adjournment

Reservations: Anita Auguste, 602-996-4066 or aeauguste@aol.com
Please make reservations Friday morning prior to the meeting.

Cost $18.00 for members and guests at the door.  $19.00 for members and guest on paypal.  Pay at the meeting-cash or check made payable to Phoenix BPW.
You can also pay by Credit Card using Paypal  -> Click Here

BPW Phoenix
BPW Phoenix was founded in 1915 and is a charter club of BPW Arizona. It is our honor to organize fundraising efforts for a new scholarship endowment fund in honor of the women who have been Phoenix BPW members over our 98 year history. Notable members of BPW Phoenix include the Honorable Arizona Chief Justice Lorna Lockwood, the Honorable Governor Rose Mofford and Elsie Toles, Arizona’s first woman Superintendent of Public Instruction.

BPW is a leading advocate for today’s working women and supports causes related to enhancing the lives of women and increasing educational and job opportunities for women.

Arizona Business and Professional Women’s Foundation
Established in 1989, the Arizona Business and Professional Women’s Foundation (AZBPW Foundation) promotes the advancement of Arizona’s working women through scholarships, research, and education. Scholarships are awarded to women 25 years or older who attend community college in Arizona to acquire better job opportunities. AZBPW Foundation is an Arizona 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation ID 74-2258203.