Business and Professional Women of Upper Perkiomen

P.O. Box 212

Red Hill, PA 18076

 

March is Women in History Month.


2017 Theme

"Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business"


  Three essays written by high school students will be selected and read at our April dinner meeting. 


If you are a student at the Upper Perkiomen High School or know of a student go to the History Department Head for more info on the essay contest. 

 

 

2017 National Women’s History Month Honorees


  • Rebecca Anderson (1940) Community and Economic Development Organizer
  • Barbara Hackman Franklin (1940) Former Secretary of Commerce
  • Alexis Herman (1947) Former Secretary of Labor
  • Lilly Ledbetter (1938) Equal Pay Activist
  • Kate Mullany-(1845 – 1916) Organized First All-Female Labor Union
  • Lucy Gonzalez Parsons- (c. 1853- 1942) Labor Organizer and Socialist Leader 
  • Barbara “Dusty” Roads (1928)?Flight Attendant’s Union Leader
  • Andra Rush (1952)?Founder/ CEO, -Rush Group
  • Nina Vaca (1971)?CEO and Chairman of Pinnacle Group.
  • Yvonne Walker  (1959) President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1000
  • Maggie Lena Walker (1864 – 1934) Businesswoman and Community Banking Leader 
  • Addie L. Wyatt (1924 – 2012)?Labor Union Leader and Civil Rights Activist
  • Norma Yaeger (1930)?First woman stockbroker to be permitted on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). 
The Pajama Project
Kaitlyn Berger, The PJ Project
Kaitlyn Berger granddaughter of BPW member Claudia Kulp gave a presentation and update on the PJ Project at our January Dinner Meeting.

Kaitlyn who is 15 years old started the PJ Project in 2010 when she heard about the children in need at the Delaware County Shelters.  Hense grew the PJ Project.  Pajamas new and used are collected for the children in need.  Why PJ's.  Kaitlyn explains because pajamas make you feel safe and at home even if we aren't.  So far the project has helped over 1,000 children in need. 

If you wish to help pajamas in any size, gender, and season are accepted.  New and used pajamas are accepted.  Current drop off locations are;

Sweet Beginnings in Boyertown
St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Pennsburg
Howard L. Kulp, CPA in Pennsburg
or you can call to arrange a pick up, 610-326-7502.
thepjproject.weebly.com