The Chamber's newest networking and metnoring group:
G.L.O.W. (Growing Leadership Opportunities for Women)
 
We're gearing up for a great year with guest speakers, mixers, and networking opportunities!  To stay current with events and other information, please request to join our Facebook Group.
Our upcoming activities include:
 
 
 
Sheri Scavone is the Executive Director of the WNY Women’s Foundation. In her role, Ms. Scavone uses Foundation research data to educate, convene, advocate and forge collaborations with key community stakeholders to address gender bias and other issues preventing girls and women from achieving economic self-sufficiency. She leads the Foundation to empower young girls, single mothers and aspiring female leaders through strategic initiatives and investments. Ms. Scavone is a tireless advocate for girls and women.
Sheri has over 35 years of experience leading and growing public and nonprofit organizations to achieve strategic goals through collaboration, team empowerment, data and evaluation, and ‘doing the right thing’. Ms. Scavone engages partners in unconventional and creative ways to better the community. She strives to break through resistance and ignorance and to educate and drive change towards greater acceptance and tolerance in her advocacy against discrimination - particularly for women, those living with mental illness and LGBTQ and marginalized youth.
 
Ms. Scavone is a licensed physical therapist (Russell Sage College), earned an MS Executive Leader degree in Health Systems Administration (Rochester Institute of Technology) and has an advanced post-graduate certificate in Palliative Care (The Sage Colleges). Ms. Scavone is a Health Foundation of Western and Central NY Health Leader Fellow and a Trauma Informed Champion. Sheri is the former Director of the Cancer Services Program for the NYS Department of Health/Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, former President/CEO of Gilda's Club Capital Region, Chief Development Officer at Bellevue Women's Hospital, VP/COO WNY Physical & Occupational Therapy Group and served as Senior Administrator–Surgical Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. She currently volunteers her time to assist many community organizations including on the Board of Directors of SEFCU, WNY Gay & Lesbian Youth Services and Niagara Lutheran Health Systems.
 
As a women’s college graduate and mother of twins, Ms. Scavone is passionate about harnessing the incredible resources of women to strengthen our community!