Thursday, January 24, 2013

BPW Learns About Brethren Retirement Community

The Young Careerist Committee of the Greenville Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) hosted the January 10, 2013 meeting which was held at the Brethren Retirement Community.

Committee Chair Deb Niekamp introduced fellow BPW member Andria Haworth as the featured speaker for the evening. Andria has been with Edward Jones for 11 years and is a Financial Advisor. She gave a presentation on ‘The Rules of the Road’ and covered 10 key steps toward achieving your financial goals. The rules are: 1) Develop a strategy; 2) Stick with quality; 3) Diversify; 4) Invest for the long run; 5) Address mistakes quickly; 6) Understand risk, and take steps to help reduce it; 7) It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep; 8) Quality stocks have historically outperformed quality bonds; 9) Focus on what you can control and 10) Review your strategy annually. In discussing her presentation Haworth hopes everyone learned a little something. She thinks it is important to continue to recognize and learn from successful women! Andria commented that she would love to be able to reach out to other young women and be an inspiration to them that they can do anything they set their mind to. At Edward Jones alone, there are over 12,000 financial advisors. Of that 12,000 only 2,000 are female. Women have come a long way but still have a ways to go!

Deb concluded the program by giving an overview of the Young Careerist Program. All local candidates are now eligible for state competition. The Virginia Allen Young Careerist program is a specialty program developed to help young professional women polish their skills for leadership and presentations.

The Greenville BPW Club’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. The Club holds fundraisers through the year to raise money to grant scholarships to the young women of Darke County. The Club meets the second Thursday of every month for a dinner meeting. Those interested in learning more about the Club can contact Membership Chair Gail Snyder at 937-423-4854 or through

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