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Women in Business Subcommittees



WIB Committee Co-chairs:

A two-year term overseeing all subcommittees of the Women in Business group. Co-chairs organize and run monthly meetings.

Lucy A. Steitz, CFP (R), lsteitz@sagefinancial.com, 215-805-5484
Catherine Cavella Esq., ccavella@ipworkslaw.com, 215-348-1442

Gourmet Getaway

This event is held each spring and is our major fundraiser for our scholarships. Local restaurants provide samples of their specialties to enjoy with wine from area wineries. Raffle donations provide a plethora of goodies to be awarded to ticket winners. Funds raised from this event, which have averaged $20,000 in recent years, go to local women who would like to further their education but do not have the funds to do so. This committee is divided into the following subcommittees: Restaurants, Facilities, Marketing, Raffles, and Development.

Maria Evans, maria@martinoevans.com, 215-738-2544
Jen Eckfield, jeckfield@verizon.net, 215-343-3007


Each year at the Annual Awards Dinner, the WIB Committee awards scholarships to women continuing their education. Committee members solicit and receive applications for the Women in Business Scholarships, interview candidates, and decide on scholarship recipients.

Debbie Wagner, debbie@graphicedge1.com, 215-345-1113
Mae O'Brien, mobrien@healthlinkmedical.org, 267-699-0120

CLICK HERE for Scholarship Application

Women in Business Leadership Award

An award given to an established woman in business who is a member of fthe Chamber at large. This committee reviews nominations based on pre-established criteria and selects the award recipient.

CLICK HERE for Leadership Award Nomination Form

Gloria Walker, glowalker1@verizon.net, 215-794-5267 
Karen Lasorda, klasorda@buckscountybank.net, 215-589-6209

Awards Dinner

This Organizes the June Awards Dinner. The Women in Business Leadership Award and Women in Business Scholarships are presented at this dinner. The committee selects a speaker, site, menu, and invitations/response cards for the event.

Susan Kennedy, skennedy@bbbsbc.org, 267-941-0101
Becky Van Dine, becky@chcinfo.org, 215-348-9770


Responsible for organizing speaker panels (preferably Chamber members) to present a 15-minute program for regular WIB meetings and reserving locations. Coordinate the support volunteers, such as Greeters, Food & Site Sponsors, Raffle donors, and prepare monthly agendas. Please submit a program proposal for consideration.

Elaine Ciofani, elaineciofani@gmail.com, 215-262-0472
Tracy Dougherty, tdoughe752@verizon.net, 215-230-8582


Women are often immobilized when a major change in their lives forces them to handle legal, financial, or career decisions. The Women's Empowerment (WE) Series has been created to provide women in transition with the knowledge they need to move forward.

Sherry Shoemaker, sshoemaker1@gmail.com, 973-615-6084
Dawn Haaz,Psy.D., dawnhaaz@psychologyaces.com, 215-345-7868


Welcomes new WIB members and coordinates events for new members. Committee members become mentors to new members, calling and offering to accompany the new member to WIB meetings, business card exchanges, and other Chamber events.

Catherine Gilstein, cgilstein@gmail.com, 215-500-4331


Maintains and updates the WIB website.

Mary Ann Baviello, maryann@buckscountyalive.com, 215-340-7692
Pam Mikula Paolino,, 215-340-7692


Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce


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Doylestown, PA 18901 (map it)

Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce