IMPOWER was established in the fall of 2008 by founders Margaret D’Arrigo-Martin and Cathy Schlumbrecht. These women had no idea how IMPOWER would inspire the business community to support and embrace its mission. IMPOWER hosts 3 luncheons during the year, and in the past 10 years since its formation, IMPOWER has generated exponential support within the community. This support allows IMPOWER to reinvest in the community through various actions including scholarships for women, donations of clothes and hygiene supplies to local non-profits, and opportunities for participants to give back to the community. The goal of IMPOWER is to support girls and women in our community by encouraging attendees to reach out to those in need and take action. Participants often leave each luncheon feeling uplifted, inspired and full of positive energy to make a difference!
The mission of IMPOWER, designed for women by women, and inclusive of men, is to Inspire, Motivate, Prepare and Organize Women to Engage and Reinvest. Through inspirational speakers, non-profit spotlights, and a call to action, IMPOWER strives to impact our community in positive ways which support and nurture women.
IMPOWER encourages personal awakening and mindfulness to respect, honor and balance personal and professional lives. The heart of IMPOWER is to support women in being true to their talents, confident in their abilities, value their resplendent uniqueness as well as nourish their mind, body and soul. Please join us at the next IMPOWER gathering!