The Women’s Influence Center launched in March 2017 with the mission of supporting women in a variety of areas, including health and wellness, leadership, business and entrepreneurship, volunteer engagement, and much, much more.
In September 2015, Women’s Influence Center founder Shirlayne Quayle and St. George Chamber President Pam Palermo began talking about the needs of women in their community. They felt an immediate connection as they spoke of the gaps not being addressed in meeting these needs. In November 2017, under the umbrella of the St. George Chamber organizational structure, Pam set up the Center as a nonprofit 501(c)(3). The board and respective committees are made up of all volunteers.
“The great thing about the Center,” explained Shirlayne, “is that it keeps evolving. It becomes whatever the women need it to become. We explain to the women that we need their feedback in order to understand their needs. We are here to serve you.”
On December 7, 2017, the Center hosted an event called Your Best Year Yet in 2018 where attendees enjoyed a highly interactive exchange with other Chamber members, and learned how to create their own personal guidelines for success in 2018. They learned strategies to help overcome what’s blocking them in order to break through to achieve the best results. They also created a one-page annual plan of focus for 2018, with an implementation and accountability system to ensure success.
On February 9-10, 2018, they will host the annual Ignite Your Influence Conference. This year’s theme, The Power of Unity will be two days of learning to how use your voice and ask for what you want and need. It will focus on working together and leaning on one another’s strengths in order to accomplish what needs to be accomplished.
The Center’s monthly Powerhouse Series, in collaboration with Intermountain Healthcare focuses on entrepreneurship, business training, leadership, health and wellness, suicide prevention, opioid training, and depression. Visit their website at http://www.stgeorgechamber.com/womens-influence-center/ more information.
“Helping women evolve from situations including poverty and abuse is so important,” said Shirlayne. “These women are in transition and oftentimes don’t know where to turn or who to ask for help in moving forward. It is so important to give them a voice so they can grow and move on.”
Shirlayne explained that women wear so many hats. They raise children, care for aging parents, work outside the home, volunteer, engage in community, church, and school activities. There is a real need for balance as they interact and connect with those around them. Achieving this balance is something the Women’s Influence Center strives to teach.
Under the St. George Chamber’s powerful networking capacity, training and resources are available that might otherwise not be possible. The support of companies and organizations is priceless.
The objectives of the Women’s Influence Center are simple, but ever so powerful. By building a strong community of support, they serve and promote all women without discrimination of any kind. Their focus is on connecting and strengthening women, filling gaps not already being addressed, educating and training, mentoring, networking, and supporting.
If you are interested in learning more about this wonderfully unique organization, visit their website at http://www.stgeorgechamber.com/womens-influence-center/, or their Facebook page. There is something for every woman no matter what stage of life they are in, no matter what circumstance they are in, and no matter what their background may be.
For more information, contact Shirlayne Quayle at 801-244-0542 or Pam Palermo at 435-628-1659, extension 5.