VERNON - It was a short, yet inspiring message.
Lacy Donald stood confidently in front of a group of about 40 women Oct. 10 during the Vernon Women in Business luncheon at the Vernon Golf and Country Club and spoke about how empowerment can create victory in business and in life.
“Power creates victims, empowerment creates victors. It’s something I’m really passionate about and we don’t analyze it enough in our everyday actions,” said Donald, vice-president of Vernon Women in Business and a sales and leasing consultant with Vernon Hyundai.
She told the women that every morning she looks in the mirror and empowers herself with positive thinking which elevates her confidence and value.
“So when I go to work I don’t ask myself why I am here in a male dominated field; I just know why," she said.
Donald, who has over ten years of management experience, says she believes this way of thinking allows her to provide exceptional customer service and helps her with developing her relationships with her clients.
When Donald’s young daughter is asked who is the most confident woman you know, she always answers “my mom.”
Vernon Women in Business is a non-profit organization open to all women who are involved in any form of business in Vernon and surrounding communities. The purpose of the organization is to offer networking opportunities that inspire, educate and motivate women to be the best that they can be.
The group has been around for more than 40 years and is the largest organization of business women in Vernon, with members ranging from those employed by banks and other large corporations, to professionals such as lawyers and accountants, to creative artists and therapeutic specialists, to start-up entrepreneurs in home- and internet-based businesses.
Women in Business meets on the second Wednesday of every month between September and June, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Vernon Golf and Country Club.
The lunch meeting begins with opportunity to network and exchange business cards with other members followed by a buffet lunch. There is always a speaker for 20 minutes, followed by another opportunity to network. Speakers are businesswomen in the community from many walks of life who share tips and insights on topics including marketing, management, their own business practices and inspirational words.
Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased online here.
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