The Celebration of National Business Women’s Week over the years has helped promote women’s leadership opportunities. In Everett, Washington, the Greater Everett Business and Professional Women will announce their selection of Woman of the Year, Jennifer Gregerson, Mayor of Mukilteo. She is serving her first term as governor after serving on the City Council since 2004. Gregerson is a successful business woman, working as an independent rep for a company that publishes yearbooks. Greater Everett BPW meets for a networking luncheon, the 4th Monday of the month, at Bob’s Burgers & Brew restaurant, on Everett Mall Way, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Guests are always welcome.
Greater Everett BPW also recognizes a significant Woman in History, Jessie TarboxPhotographer / Photojournalist. Jessie Tarbox was born December 23, 1870, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. A pioneer in the field of photography, she was hired by The Buffalo Inquirer as a staff photographer and is thought to be the first woman in the United States to hold this position.
The Business and Professional Women’s organization supports women’s interest and provides leadership training opportunities locally and across the country. The Washington state BPW website is: www.bpwwa.org.