BPW Cambridge club in the Media

Professional Women's Club

As seen in SNAP Cambridge, May 2012

Professional Women's Club members

Professional Women's Club members

The business and Professional Women's Club of Cambridge met to present the author of the book, "Your Best You". Motivational speaker and personal development advisor Paulet Biedermann acted as the guest speaker for the April 2nd meeting. Visit www.bpwcambridge.org for more information on this local group.

Real Estate Agent Riina and Helen-Lawyer
Real Estate Agent Riina and Helen-Lawyer
Michelle from Remax and Laura from Investor Group
Michelle from Remax and Laura from Investor Group
Mary and guest speaker Paulet.
Mary and guest speaker Paulet.
Conestoga Business students and Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo
Conestoga Business students and Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo held a "Pay Equity" seminar.

As seen in Waterloo Region Record - January/25/2012

BPW Cambridge members and guests at a recent dinner meeting featuring Janice Tessman and Kristine Dearlove
Members and guests of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Cambridge at a recent dinner meeting featuring guest speakers Janice Tessman and Kristine Dearlove from Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region.

Powerful Women Magazine, Winter Issue
Published December 1, 2011 - Page 16-17

Lin Buxton's article page 16 Powerful Women Magazine Winter 2011

Lin Buxton's article in Powerful Women Magazine Winter 2011 continued

Read Powerful Women Magazine Winter 2011 issue online here:
powerfulwomen.ca/magazines/winter-2011.html

As seen in Waterloo Region Record - July/27/2011

Lin Buxton

Lin Buxton (left) of the Business and Professional Women’s Club networks with Atinuke Bankole (right) during the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Saginaw Golf Club in Cambridge on Monday, July 18th.

Starting a Business

Mark and Cindy Gerber know a thing or two about starting up a business and on Jan. 25th, the owners of Oakridge Acres Country Meat Store shared their knowledge with the Cambridge community. Guests gathered at Diwan restaurant to hear Cindy Gerber share her journey from selling fresh farmed beef out of her garage to winning the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence.

Photo by Erich Davies

Photo by Erich Davies

Young Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling on Women’s Boxing - December 29, 2009 10:46 pm Filed in: In the Media

As seen in the Cambridge Times
Cambridge TimesWhat it takes to be Olympic hopeful - BPW artilce in Cambridge Times

On November 23, 2009, the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Cambridge held a meeting to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to be one of Canada’s Olympic hopefuls.

As of August 14, 2009, it was announced by the International Olympic Committee that women’s boxing was approved as a recognized Olympic sport for the 2012 Summer Olympics to be held in London, England. With this newest addition, every sport in the 2012 Olympics will now include women’s participation.

Mandy Bujold, the guest speaker for the evening, is currently ranked fourth in the world for her weight class. Boxing since the age of sixteen, she began her foray into training as a means of realizing her personal fitness goals. She signed on with the Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy, the same gym her brother attended.

Training five to six hours a day, Mandy has reached gold medal status in a number of competitions within Canada and around the world. In 2008, she was awarded Athlete of the Year for the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

Being a part of the Canadian National Team for four years, Mandy has visited many different countries as an amateur boxer. With her sights on earning placement on Canada’s Olympic team and her keen commitment to the amateur program, she plans to retain her amateur status for the next few years.

As a certified BOX-ON! instructor, Mandy assists in delivering a new alternative to youth fitness programs by teaching boxing techniques.

Equipped with head gear and a heavy set of rules and regulations, amateur boxing is about technique and finesse, not knocking out your opponent.

The Summer Olympics of 2012 promises to be a historical event for the upcoming first generation of amateur women boxers.

Cambridge Courthouse Relocation to Kitchener - October 23, 2008

Moving Cambridge court reduces access for women

The Business and Professional Women's Club of Cambridge, as advocates for women, has registered our protest with the Ministry of the Attorney General regarding the ministry's decision to close the courthouse in Cambridge and move all future proceedings to Kitchener. Of special concern to us is the family court.

Many women, who are already struggling as single parents with low incomes, will not have the ability to access their legal right to attend family court. These women have no choice but to bring their young children with them when they attend court appearances. They simply cannot afford babysitters. It is difficult enough for them keeping children entertained, sometimes for hours, while they await their turn in court.

The inconvenience of taking public transit to Kitchener with small children to attend court will be difficult, if not impossible, for many of these women.

This difficulty will result in many more instances of remand, adding to even more court dates for each case. This will not speed up the courts, but slow them down even more.

The end result of this decision will cost Ontario more while providing less access to legal rights for some of the most vulnerable in our city.

Cambridge is not a small town but a thriving, growing city and a large economic engine of the region. You should know that the majority of council members of Waterloo Region are not from Cambridge and therefore may not realize the full impact this decision will have on our population, specifically our at-risk and low income population.

We urge the citizens of Cambridge to contact the Ministry of the Attorney General and the premier of Ontario to leave the Cambridge courthouse operating in our city.

Lin Buxton, President, BPW Cambridge