Women2Women - Fall 2017 - 32
Editorial Team Passionate About Work 2Life Balance
Compiled by Tracy Hoffmann,
Hoffmann Publishing Group
he Greater Reading Women2Women initiative continues
to be one of the most vibrant organizations within our
community. Its many successes are the direct result of committed
volunteers who have embraced the opportunities to promote
and foster educational, career and family growth for women.
invited our editorial team to provide brief insights into their
personal and professional lives, their motivations for serving in
their current capacities with W2W, and what they enjoy most
about the varied editorial content that has been produced over
the duration of the publication.
We would like to take this opportunity to recognize some of
the volunteers who contribute to the communications efforts
of the organization, lending their time and talents to guide the
editorial contributions for Women2Women Magazine. We've
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Meet our team...
CONNIE SKIPPER, Berks County Intermediate Unit
Connie, who is Assistant
Di re c t o r o f Pr o f e s s i o n a l
Development and Curriculum at
Berks County Intermediate Unit
(BCIU), is passionate about her
work, and feels fortunate to
collaborate with incredible staff
to provide resources, training,
services, and programs for the
18 public school districts and
84 non-public schools in Berks
County, ultimately impacting
close to 70,000 children.
Serving as a liaison between
Connie Skipper with her mother, and
biggest inspiration, Dollie Bossler
the Pennsylvania Department
of Education, BCIU is involved
with many initiatives including career/workforce development, school
improvement, student competitions, content-driven programs,
integration of technology, and special education. On any given day,
Connie could be involved in a variety of efforts designed to support
the schools and students of Berks County.
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CONNIE SKIPPER would love to hear more stories about those
"behind the scenes" women - the ones who do not see
themselves as leaders or role models for others, but rather
work in a quiet, yet powerful way to get the job done.
Since W2W is all about connections, Connie's commitment is both
professional and personal in nature. From a professional perspective, she
said, BCIU's mission is to provide high-quality resources, innovative
services and programs, and responsible leadership to enrich the educational
and social services needs of our children, families, schools, and greater
community. This occurs through collective efforts and connections that
are made through organizations such as Women2Women.
Representing BCIU on the W2W Council and editorial committee
has allowed her to connect resources and programs available through
the W2W network to educators, schools, and students, and has
helped keep the public spotlight on the good work occurring in
schools each and every day.
On a personal note, Connie said, W2W has enabled her to connect with many well respected and powerful leaders and to grow
professionally and personally as a result.