Londonderry Women’s Association Annual Competition

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The annual Virginia Allan Young Careerist competition, held by the Greater Londonderry Business and Professional Women’s Association (BPW), evaluates candidates and awards one winner a Career Award and a one-year membership to the BPW. This year’s competition will be held on April 9, 2014 starting at 5pm at The Yard Restaurant in Manchester, NH. Eligible candidates are invited to apply.

Candidates Must:
•Be between the ages of 21 and 35,
•Be employed/have been employed in business or the professions full time for one year in her/his career area,
•Live, work, train or study in the area of our BPW local organization and,
•Endorse the mission, vision and legislative platform of BPW Foundation.

Competitors will give a four-minute speech on one of the following topics:
•How will you use your experience in the Young Careerist Program to enhance/change your life or to influence others?
•How can BPW help working women achieve and maintain work/life balance?
•How can BPW help ensure that women-owned small businesses are treated fairly and get their share of government contracting work?
•What can BPW offer women leaving military service and/or what can women leaving Military service offer BPW?
•How can you, as a BPW member, assist working women in educating and promoting our legislative issue of pay equity to the general public?

Judges will select a winner based on each candidate’s 4-mintute speech;, a personal interview and a biographical statement outlining their accomplishments. The winner of the Young Careerist competition will be the recipient of a $1000.00 Life Award. Completed Young Careerist Biographical Information Form must be postmarked by March 31, 2014.

For more information contact Young Careerist Committee Co-Chair Bonnie Roberts at (603) 426-5438 or at

Competition packages; guidelines, and additional information on the organization is available at the website.


About the author

Jacklynn has been a resident in Londonderry since the age of 5. She grew up in a quiet neighborhood and went through the great school system. She has fond memories of bike riding through town in the spring and summer, sledding in the winter, and apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. She now has children of her own and looks forward to raising them in the same town she enjoyed so much as a youth.
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