Monday, January 25, 2016


Pictured from left to right are: Hannah Linebaugh, BPW member Jennifer Bruns and Kara Allread.
Greenville, OH January 18, 2016 The Young Careerist Committee of the Greenville Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) hosted the January 14th meeting which was held at the Brethren Retirement Community.

Guest speaker Kara Allread was introduced by Committee Chair Jennifer Bruns. Kara was a former BPW Ohio Young Careerist winner. The Young Careerist program’s focus is on the organization of speaking and writing, applying topics to appropriate audiences, and presentation and speaking skills. Together, these skills help to make participants more powerful as employees or employers. Allread spoke of her journey of winning the local, regional and state competition in 2005 to go on to represent the state of Ohio at the national BPW convention in Philadelphia, PA. She thanked the club for the ability to grow her critical thinking skills, learn to speak her mind and also the wonderful networking opportunities that has formed lifetime friendships. Kara currently serves as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at the Brethren Retirement Center and is active in many local service clubs.

Former Greenville BPW Scholarship winner Hannah Linebaugh was then introduced by Jennifer. Hannah is a 2014 graduate of Wright State University with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She chose creative writing as her concentration and minored in psychology. In the summer of 2015 she accepted the position as a naturalist educator with the Darke County Parks District. Hannah thanked the club for the scholarship she received in 2010 and noted that she earned scholarships to pay for her entire bachelor degree education. She spoke of her many duties at Darke County Park Districts which include writing grants, press releases, editor and contributor to their newsletter, and teaching the junior naturalist program. Hannah is involved with the Ohio Civil War Re-enactment performances and has created her own historical character and makes her own ‘period’ clothing. Hanna said she has a great interest in creative writing and has written a series of letters to ‘her’ daughter. She hopes to have this memoir published someday.

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 Brenda Miller at 937-996-1741 or through

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