Guest Blog- Karen Blanchard: Women’s Magazine

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 I attended the Western Mass Women’s Magazine dinner at Chez Josef honoring the Top 25 “Women to Watch” in Western Massachusetts.  I was there mainly to support my employee, Christine Burns, who was one of the honorees.

It is truly hard for me to describe how inspired I was at the end of the evening once I heard all of the wonderful accomplishments of these amazing women.  Who knew such people existed within our own community.

I have always considered myself a very hard worker, but after hearing their stories, I truly felt like an underachiever.  How wonderful that all of these strong bold women have pursued their dreams and are reaching for the stars in their chosen professions.

My congratulations to ALL of the deserving women who were honored – please know that you are an inspiration to many – especially me.

I encourage you to read more about them at the following website:


– Karen M. Blanchard

KAREN BLANCHARD is the Executive Director of Providence Ministries in Holyoke and a graduate of Springfield College (MS). She has worked for the non-profit agency for almost 24 years. She is not only a proud member of the Holyoke Rotary Club, but is also an honorary board member for the Volleyball Hall of Fame. In her free time she runs her own pet sitting business, likes to travel, drive fast cars, work out at the gym, play softball, golf, pool, and enjoys watching baseball, football, and hockey.

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