September 2019 Women’s Council Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Questers’ Way – 95 Storrs Rd, Mansfield
Cost: $20 members | $25 non members– includes lunch

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Topic:  “Getting Your Groove On!”  Our speaker, Kathleen Ann Thompson, will talk about finding “you”, focusing on building business and networking relationships and how that relates to your other personal relationships.  With school starting, summer over, the holidays approaching…and family visits, we all NEED to take time to work on ourselves and make sure we don’t melt down.  Our speaker is inspirational and funny.

About Kathleen: As a singer and actress, I have been on stage for most of my life.  I have been speaking publicly for many years, from live presentations and workshops to interactive virtual webinars.

I have spent most of my career in the financial services industry, most recently as a technology leader.  I have led the technology transition for seven mergers and acquisitions, driving cultural, process, and technology change in the merged entity.  Hallmarks of my work include identifying and developing individual and group strengths, and promoting creative collaboration.

I now devote my time to writing, coaching, and speaking.

o    My blog has an engaged community of people committed to finding their own groove in life and work.

o    I recently launched my Finding Your Groove podcast, which goes deeper into topics on personal and leadership development, healthy living, creativity, and productivity.

o    I started a LinkedIn group called Transformational Thinking to explore how our thinking impacts every aspect of our lives.

I was married to my husband, Jerry Palmer, for twenty years until he died suddenly.  His death, and a serious illness I experienced in 2011, have fueled my desire to help others thrive in the midst of change and make their lives sing.

I live in central Connecticut.  I still sing and perform musical theater.  In my free time I enjoy reading, gardening, motorcycling, and hiking.

You must register no later than 12pm, the Monday before the luncheon on our website.

The Chamber of Commerce, Windham Region, is proud to announce that one of its three main focuses this year has been its Women’s Council.  The Chamber created the Women’s Council to provide services and programs to support and encourage women’s leadership and ownership in business and to strengthen the impact of women on the economy by creating jobs, fueling economic growth, and building strong communities. Our goals are to:

  • Increase awareness of entrepreneurship as a viable means of economic self-sufficiency
  • Accelerate the growth rate of enterprises owned by and/or run by women
  • Encourage and support women in leadership roles
  • Stimulate public policy and system changes that support and strengthen economic, intellectual and emotional empowerment of women
  • Provide opportunities for women to meet each other, network and support each other, both professionally and personally, in a positive and effective venue.

The Women’s Council meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 11:30-1:00 at Questers’ Way.  Lunch is included for $20 for Chamber members and $25 for non-members.  If you would like to be a part of this exceptional experience please call us for more information at 860-423-6389 or visit our website

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Questions or Request? Please email us at:

Windham Region Chamber of Commerce
1010 Main St., P.O. Box 43
Willimantic CT 06226
Phone: (860) 423-6389
Fax: (860) 423-8235

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