Member: Francesca Burack
Member: Laurie Dameron
"Women Are Special 123 Reasons Why” is an inspirational book in celebration of women. Sometimes we women just don’t give ourselves enough credit, or take time to celebrate, all that we are, all that we contribute and all that we influence.
Billboard Magazine award recipient, Laurie Dameron, has been playing the guitar for nearly five decades and singing even longer. Between solo performances and performances with her band, Laurie D and the Blues Babes, she has performed for hundreds of venues in and out of Colorado over the past 20 years.
Listen to demo clips from each album to get a feel for her wide repertoire and styles here: http://www.lauriedameron.com/cds/
Member: Leila El Sissi
Member: Ashely Maria, MFA
Laila El-Sissi is the author of the book Out From the Shadow Of Men.
Pioneers in Skirts is supported by a Mother-Daughter team (both NFBPWC members, photograph above). Ashley Maria, MFA of BPW Hollywood, CA holds the titles of Director, Producer, Co-Writer, and Sound. Lea Ann Berst of BPW North Carolina holds the titles of Producer, Co-Writer, and Marketing.
Member: Elizabeth Benham
Member: Marikay Shellman
Elizabeth Benham, President of NFBPWC and member of the NFBPWC South Florida Club, is the inventor of the Footle.
“The Footle” is a hands free attachment, for sliding screen doors that allows you to use your foot to open it when going in or out on the deck and your hands are filled with dishes, trays, food etc.
Marikay Shellman is a Fine Artist, author of the children's book, Gulliver's Babies, a rancher, and a beekeeper who lives in Southern Colorado and is part of the BPW Colorado Virtual Club.
Gulliver's Babies is a children's hardback storybook about a Great Horned Owl who was brought into Avian Reconditioning Center (ARC) in 1986 with a broken wing she suffered from falling out of her nest. Although Gulliver recovered, she had already imprinted on people and could not be released back into the wild. After 10 long years at ARC, Gulliver fostered her first baby owls from eggs to being freed back into nature. In the past 19 years, Gulliver has helped raise more than 200 owlets.
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Equal Participation of Women and Men in Power and Decision-Making Roles.
NFBPWC is a national organization with membership across the United States.