Welcome to the Phoenix BPW
Local Organization Website

President: Katherine Peterson (kpeterson@prpcaz.com)
Vice President: Katherine Stevenson (kjs@aegisaz.com)
Treasurer: Becky  A. Pakebusch (rapakebusch@cox.net)
Recording Secretary: Sandie Myers (Sandra.Myers.AZ@gmail.com)
Board Member: Marcia Simon (phxmarcia@yahoo.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)


Saturday – September 26th, 2015



Phoenix BPW September 22, 2015


Barbara Penn-Atkins

UnLeash the Power in Aging

BarbaraPenn-AtkinsAging is a strength rich in potential and growth–it is not lost or fostered in youth.   Unleash the power in your aging for a new discovery to maintain an active and stimulating life – one that aligns with your personality and connects with your family and community.

Barbara Penn-Atkins is a certified Retirement Transition Life/Re-Career Coach, Speaker and Author of ’70 is the New 40—Bonus Years Here We Come’.   She is founder of Penna Group, LLC a consulting firm that provides retirement readiness and re-career coaching services.

She is dedicated to helping the ‘New Age Mat-Gen’s’ (mature generation) who feel they’re 2Young2Retire prepare for the paradigm shift that will take them into life’s next chapter – into those bonus years where they can lead enriched lives.  Barbara’s retirement readiness, life options’ and re-career programs offers guidance to adapting to positive change for new beginnings and an encore career.  She believes the choices one makes on life’s journey should stimulate the mind, fire the heart and energize the spirit.

A veteran entrepreneur, Barbara spent over 30 years in leadership and management including owner and President of a multi-million dollar data processing company and co-owner of an executive search firm. She retired and a few years later re-ordered her priorities and opted for a new career – coaching midlife individuals as they searched for meaningful endeavors to renew their life purpose, revitalize their passion and reinvigorate their inner desires in their mature years.

Barbara’s business career have been published in Money Magazine, Essence, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Washington Post, Ford Lincoln-Mercury Division Supplier Magazine and other publications.  Highlights of her Coaching include published in the West Valley View, West Valley Health & Living Magazine, Buckeye News, Michigan Chronicle, University of Phoenix and her articles published in the Arizona Republic.

She is a recipient of the ATHENA award and numerous other States, Local and Federal awards for her business acumen.   In 2009, she was a presenter at the AARP Conference on Diversity and Aging in Chicago.  She has appeared on radio talk shows in Ontario Canada, Boston, Iowa, Detroit, Minneapolis, Utah, Ohio and Phoenix.

 Barbara attended Michigan State University and University of Phoenix where she majored in Business Administration and Marketing.  She received her Coaching Certification from Retirement Options.



Barbara Penn-Atkins Retirement Transition & ReCareer Coach, Speaker and Author of ’70 is the New 40 – Bonus Years Here We Come’ Penna Group, LLC http://www.sunrisebeginnings.com

http://linkedin.com/in/barbaraatkins http://twitter.com/barbatkins http://facebook.com/70isthenew40

Linking your next life to a Star



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.

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