Fleming, Fischer receive BPW awards

first_imgFleming, Fischer receive BPW awardsST. JOHNSBURY, VT — Business and Professional Women/USA’s St. Johnsbury chapter President Susan Ohlidal is pleased to announce that BPW has chosen Carolyn ‘Lyn’ Fleming as ‘Woman of the Year,’ and Harriet Fischer of Lyndonville will receive the ‘Woman of Achievement Award.'”Woman of the Year” designation recognizes a BPW member who has made outstanding contributions to her community and to BPW over the past year. “Woman of Achievement Award” honors a woman for life-long accomplishments, goals realized, and mentoring or being a role model for other women in business or the professions. This award does not necessarily have to be awarded to a BPW member.”Woman of Achievement” Award winner Harriet Fischer has been a contributing freelance writer for The Caledonian Record since 1980; she has also written feature stories for the Burlington Free Press, the Newport Daily Express and had an article published in Yankee Magazine. Harriet is well-known for her historical research of the Northeast Kingdom — particularly the history of Lyndon and Lyndonville — is called upon to speak on local history at local schools, and is the author of three books, including Willoughby Lake: Legends and Legacy. Harriet lives in Lyndonville.Carolyn ‘Lyn’ Fleming, BPW’s “Woman of the Year” is employed by Union BankCitizens Division, and is President of the Board of Directors for Kingdom Animal Shelter. She is also a member of the Friends of Davies Memorial Library in Lower Waterford, volunteering for fund-raising-related activities, including seasonal decorating, book sales, etc. Lyn has held several offices in the local BPW chapter, including that of President. She is bookkeeper for her husband’s business Bryant E. Fleming, Builder. Lyn has one married daughter, and currently lives in Waterford with three cats.Founded in 1919, Business and Professional Women/USA promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. With 1,500 Local Organizations across the country and members in every congressional district, BPW/USA is the leading advocate for millions of working women on work-life balance and workplace equity issues. The St. Johnsbury Chapter of BPW, along with all local BPW organizations, provides members with professional development programs, networking, participation in grassroots activism, and opportunities to support scholarships for disadvantaged women.Outgoing St. Johnsbury BPW Chapter President, Pat Westover, had this to say in a recent interview, “Business and Professional Women/USAs express goal is to achieve equity for women in workplace.” Ms. Westover continued By providing advocacy, education and information for working women here in the Northeast Kingdom, as well as though out the country, BPW is fulfilling a vitally important roleand the contributions of women such as Harriet and Lyn embody BPW’s mission.”last_img read more