2017 ALPFA Boston Chapter
Women’s History Month
ALPFA Boston and Salem State University will be hosting a breakfast in recognition of Women’s History Month event. The purpose of this event is to provide ALPFA Boston’s women leaders the opportunity to share their diverse career experiences with other women colleagues and to start a conversation about women’s career development and growth. This event will also provide an opportunity to network and learn from other professionals throughout the organization.
Dr. Antonia Novello, 14th Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service, will deliver the keynote address entitled “The Vision and Voice of Women”.
Dr. Novello will share her ten ways to open doors to opportunity. These are:
1. Be a pioneer, forge a new direction. Rosa Parks sat down so we could stand up.
2. Do not deny your roots or you lose your identity and dignity.
3. Never underestimate your capabilities. Others will do that for you.
4. Achieve the highest level of education you can. It opens the door to the highest opportunities.
5. Set goals for yourself, and be realistic.
6. When you get to the top, don’t deliver the sermon of equality – live it. Don’t forget how you got there. Being a leader can be a lonely job.
7. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind. Be concerned about your character, not your reputation.
8. Take care of yourself mentally, physically and spiritually.
9. Never lose sense of who you are. You were born as an original, don’t die as a copy.
10. Plan big and dream of greatness.
· To empower women at all stages of their career to grow professionally and personally
· To provide a forum for discussion of the unique aspects of women’s career paths and trajectories
· To provide professional development opportunities for women at all stages of their careers
· To provide an opportunity for attendees to expand their networks
Date: March Wednesday 22nd
Time: 7 a.m – 9 a.m.
7:00 – 7:30 a.m Registration and Networking Reception
7:30 – 7:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Keynote Speaker Introduction
7:45 – 8:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker Speech and Q&A
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.Closing Remarks
9:00 a.m. Program Concludes
Keynote Speaker Bio:
On March 9, 1990 Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to serve as the 14th Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service. Her appointment marked two firsts: Dr. Novello became the first woman and the first Hispanic ever to hold this position. As Surgeon General, Dr. Novello advised the public on health matters such as smoking, AIDS, diet and nutrition, environmental health hazards, and the importance of immunization and disease prevention.