June 2021 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Visit the RWN website for a list of all upcoming events.

RWN Free Virtual Networking
Sponsor & Presenter: Jennifer Aronson-Jovcevski, Esq.
June 23, 2021 • 5:30 - 7:00 pm

RWN Explore -
Free Information Session

June 29, 2021 • 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Women Rise: Raise Your Glass
June 30, 2021 • 5:30 - 7:00 pm

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News from the Office

We have added new email addresses to help members and others reach us more directly, including,,, and These emails, in addition to our general, are checked frequently by committee members, so feel free to reach out should you need anything.

RWN’s committees and SIGs are always looking for new members! Drop us a line if you’re interested in getting more involved in RWN or if you’re looking for more information on a particular SIG or committee.

From the Diversity Committee

Active Allyship: Educate Yourself

Posted on May 12, 2021

Tuning in to the 24/7 news channels may bring you closer to the events of the day, but you’re more likely to learn something by looking elsewhere. Try to get beyond the daily diatribes of even the most well-meaning news outlets and look for concrete information that can be useful to you on your journey to allyship. Seek out knowledge from individuals and groups you admire. Rochester is full of resources on racism, sexism, ageism and more.


RWN New Members

Rev. Josephine Marie Ayers
Patricia Beaumont
Tracy Boff
Mel Callan
Mary Beth Cameron
Sally Coupal
Caitlin Daly
April Daniels
Christina DeGroff
Amanda Dreher
Miss Cynthia Ely
David Finger
Christine Flood
Lindsey Forsyth
Betsy A Foss
Eboni Henderson
Laurie Klein
Marilyn Klotz
Annie Lane
Kayte Malik
Tamara Marchese
Catherine Mattis
Olga Mendez
Renee Nearpass
Linda M Noeth
Melissa Ploettner
Jill Rizzo
Kathleen Roth
Alana Russell
Adriana Skura-Palmer
Sue Sullivan
Judy VanHeusen
Tina Weaver
Jill Wesley
Rachel Wexler
Rachel Wiener

RWN Renewals

Wendy Abbott
Chelsea BaileyShea
Janette Biehler
Jean Blasdell
Laurie Colasurdo
Lori Coleman
Twyla J Cummings
Erin T Egloff
Megan Flanagan Mills
Lauren Goetz
Dawn Hampsey
Merchon Hargrave
Hollis Hewins
Carol Kennedy
Greta K Kolcon
Joanne M Madonia
Melissa Manney
Clarissa Markiewicz
Alyson Orr
Lizz Ortolani
Terra Osterling
Erin Perrotta
Jennifer Peterson
Paula Rogala CFP®
Karen Schuhle-Williams
Jessica Southwell
Jane Sutter
Alaina Wong-Canissario
Barbara Wyffels
Susan A Yovanoff

On The Blog

Transferable Skills: How to Identify and Explain Them

Posted on April 27, 2021

Most people in the workforce change roles and even careers several times. It is no longer considered unusual. In fact, you should be prepared, because the unexpected—such as a pandemic—can easily derail your career path and shake your confidence. But knowing how to assess your transferable skills and match them to employers’ requirements will help you stay on course.


Relationship Building in 2021

Posted on June 7, 2021

After more than a year of quarantine and pandemic life, many of us are feeling more disconnected from our friends and colleagues, especially if we’ve been working from home. But nurturing our relationships – professional and personal – has benefits both for us and the people we care about. When we’re feeling connected to others, we’re less likely to become burned out.


Committee / SIG Updates

Are you passionate about plants and looking to connect with other plant enthusiasts? Are you just getting into plants and don't know where to begin? This group is for you! Members will gather to discuss plant, gardening, or horticultural topics for the given season, share knowledge, learn about how to care for different plants, ask questions they may have, geek out over their latest plant purchase or exciting plant moment to share with the group, and more! Plants bring plant people together and heal the soul! Open group, no member restriction. Ongoing group, no scheduled end.

Email Brandon or Julianna for more information.
Brandon Kelloway,
Julianna Truesdale,

All RWN SIGs and Committees are looking for new members. Visit to see where your talents and interests might fit in!

Community Connections

Job Opportunities:

RochesterWorks! is a not-for-profit corporation that helps job seekers find jobs, move to higher-paying jobs, and get training to improve skills. RochesterWorks! offers services such as one-on-one job search assistance, career counseling, resume critiquing, training seminars, and much more. All their services are free of charge. Learn more about what RochesterWorks! has to offer you.

NovelNY is New York's Electronic Library. They offer many useful resources to job seekers, including access to the New York State Department of Labor's Career Zone and Job Zone, two expansive sites that allow you to easily assess yourself and career opportunities. Explore the many resources available to you at NovelNY.

General Information:

Greater Rochester SCORE has 19 Free Recorded Webinars to help you with your small business:

Nazareth College Tuition Discount

RWN maintains a partnership with Nazareth College, a significant opportunity for members interested in pursuing a master’s degree. The Nazareth College Educational Partnership provides RWN members with a 20% tuition discount and opportunities for professional development, career advancement, network building, and acquisition of necessary, relevant skills that benefit our members. Members receive the tuition discount for graduate degrees in education, human resources, management, or marketing at Nazareth, in addition to any employer tuition benefits. Please visit the Nazareth Partnership Network webpage for more details and how to apply. 

Open Access 

Alcoholism and other substance-use disorders continue to hurt individuals and families in our community every day. When you or a loved one is ready to seek treatment, call or go to Open Access at 1350 University Avenue, Rochester (585-627-1777). Open Access is staffed 24/7 and welcomes all ages. There will be an evaluation and a connection to an appropriate level of care. Families seeking guidance can call a Recovery Support Navigator at 855-778-1200. RWN member Erin Egloff, the Finger Lakes Addiction Resource Center Coordinator at the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, can also guide you to the right resources. Call her at 585-719-3485 or email Recovery IS possible.

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