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Enterprising Women 2020

November 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

UPDATED 11/3/2020
Enterprising Women 2020 will be held via the Hopin.to virtual event platform on 11/19 from 1pm-4:30pm. There is no cost to attend the event thanks to the generosity of Cape Cod 5 Savings Bank.

Enterprising Women is the premier women’s business event in the region, bringing together varied experts to provide advice and inspiration in a hands-on setting.

1pm welcome, thank you to CC5 and overview of program

1:05pm Lessons Learned Regarding Work Life Balance During Covid panel (45 min + chat questions)

2:05pm Break (Hopin networking)

2:20pm Non-profit leaders serving women and families panel (45 min + chat questions)

3:20pm Closing remarks by Dorothy Savarese

3:30pm-4:30pm Post Event  Networking via Hopin

4:30pm Conclusion

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Our Panelists

Laura Newstead

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Laura Newstead has 25+ years of executive human resources experience primarily in the financial services sector.  She is the Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Cape Cod 5, joining the Bank in 2016, relocating from Michigan.  Laura has extensive experience in the areas of human resources, talent management, learning and development.  Since joining the Bank, she has become active in the community and serves on the Board of Trustees for Calmer Choice and is Vice Chairman of the Board for Cape Cod Community College.  Laura is also involved at the state and national level serving on the Women in Banking Advisory Board, the Education and Management Development Committee, and the Human Resources Committee for Massachusetts Bankers Association, and serves on the American Bankers Association’s Professional Development Advisory Board.

Laura holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master of Science Administration in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and English from Western Michigan University. Additionally, Laura holds several Human Resources professional designations including: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and the Society of Human Resource Management’s Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Laura resides in East Sandwich with her family.

Allison McEachern

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Allison McEachern is responsible for RogersGray’s most trusted asset – its people. As Chief People Officer, Allison oversees the agency’s hiring, development, and training functions.

Allison joined RogersGray in 2011 as an Account Executive in our Employee Benefits Division, and most recently held the role of Director of Employee Benefits. Prior to joining RogersGray, Allison’s past Human Resources experience included positions at Frito Lay, Inn Seasons Resorts, and The Black Dog.

Allison holds a Bachelors’s Degree from Stonehill College and is Massachusetts licensed as a Life & Health Producer. Allison is also MA licensed as a Middle School and High School teacher and prior to beginning her HR career, she taught Social Studies – making her the ideal person to oversee the RG Academy.

Allison sits on the Board of Directors for Community Connections Inc., is a member of the Yarmouth Rotary Club, New England HR Association, and the Society for HR.

Bobbie Carlton

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Bobbie Carlton, founder of Carlton PR & MarketingInnovation Nights, and Innovation Women, has been called Boston’s Innovation Den Mother and the Startup Fairy Godmother. She’s an award-winning marketing, PR, and social media professional. She speaks regularly on marketing, public speaking, and women’s issues. Her humorous approach and fiery “let’s make something happen” brand is supported by the real-world results she helps drive: 1500+ new products launched, $4B in funding, 3 million monthly views, and 1000+ women speaking at conferences and events.

Currently a “parallel” entrepreneur (instead of a serial entrepreneur), Bobbie has spent the last 10 years building her own businesses as well as supporting client and community efforts. Previously, in addition to working with a number of Boston-area PR and marketing firms, she headed global PR at Cognos and PTC, both publicly held enterprise software companies. In 2006 she switched gears, joining a startup focused on supporting self-esteem and positive role models for preteen girls through a social network and book series.

In 2008, she started her own company…the first one.

  • Carlton PR & Marketing is a boutique agency servicing a wide variety of startups and small companies, providing support for PR, content creation, social media marketing, and marketing programs.
  • Mass Innovation Nights (MIN) is a social media powered new product showcase and networking event.  MIN has launched more than 1500 new products for free. These startups have received more than $4 billion in collective funding. When coupled with Bobbie’s PR work, she figures she’s helped launch more new products than any other PR person on earth.
  • Innovation Women is an online “visibility bureau” helping drive visibility for entrepreneurial, technical, and innovative women through speaking engagements. Bobbie’s goal is to eradicate “Manels” (all-male panels) and get 2400 additional women on-stage a month.  (This number should get us to gender-equity on-stage. Currently, more than 70 percent of all conference speakers are men.)

In 2010 she was called one of the “Ten Bostonians who have done the most for the startup community”. She’s also received numerous professional awards: Marketing Sherpa Viral Campaign of the Year, several PRSA Silver Anvils, Mass High Tech Luminary Award, Boston Business Journal Woman to Watch, PR News Gamechanger award, and Boston’s “50 on Fire.” See her TEDx talk for the Innovation Nights and Innovation Women stories.

Leah Kosnack Fennell

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Leah Fennell is an experienced marketing director with a demonstrated history in the lumber and building materials industry. In addition, she has a strong background in management, training, and information technology. In her current role as Human Resources Manager for Mid-Cape Home Centers, she is leveraging her experience to recruit talent and engage the team with Company initiatives.

Leah is a past President of the Massachusetts Retail Lumber Dealers Association and has been honored by the Northeast Young Lumber Executives for mentorship, and by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod for volunteerism. Leah currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Shea’s Youth Basketball Association and volunteers for the Housing Assistance Corporation. Leah is designated as a Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources (SHRM-CP).

Leah and her husband reside in Eastham, Massachusetts.

Stacie Peugh

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Stacie Peugh is the President and CEO of the YMCA Cape Cod. She believes we can make our communities stronger by investing in people of all ages to support them in pursuing a life of continuous learning & development. Stacie has a proven track record of transforming YMCAs to meet the needs of all people in the communities they serve. She is proud of her leadership strengths in fiscal and human capital approaches allowing the Y to attract and retain a thriving workforce & volunteer supporters to best serve the community.

Stacie has been awarded the Eastern Bank Community Advocacy Award for her outstanding commitment to the community as well as the Paul Lorusso Leadership Award. Stacie holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education & Biology from The College of Saint Rose.

Lisa Guyon

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Lisa began her career in the for-profit sector in commercial real estate and the hospitality industry. In 2004, she founded Building Impact, an award-winning non-profit organization in Boston encouraging corporate citizenship in small and medium businesses. She went on to provide leadership at Housing Assistance Corporation in Hyannis. Before joining WE CAN, Lisa served as Director of Community Benefits and Grants Administration at Cape Cod Healthcare where she directed a system-wide community benefits program and managed relationships with community organizations and coalitions, task forces, public health providers, and governmental agencies.
Lisa currently serves on the Board for Community Development Partnership and founded and volunteers for the Cape Cod Pet Collective. She previously served on the Board of Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) including serving as President of the Board of Directors in 2013 and 2014. Lisa has been recognized as a Social Innovator for her non-profit business ventures by the Social Innovation Forum in Cambridge, MA, and was selected as a ‘40 under 40’ rising business leader by the Boston Business Journal and Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine. She is a Cape Cod native, graduating from Harwich High School and Wheaton College and currently lives in West Barnstable.

Gwynne Guzzeau

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Gwynne Guzzeau, J.D., M.S., is the Executive Director of Helping Our Women (HOW), a non-profit serving women living with chronic or life-threatening health conditions on the Outer Cape. Prior to joining HOW two years ago, Gwynne worked as a Research Associate at the Wellesley Centers for Women where she served on a national work group focused on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion for the Office of Child Care, Department of Health & Human Services. Her non-profit experience includes her tenure as the Executive Director of the Gestalt International Study Center in Wellfleet, as well as consulting for the Barnstable County Healthy Aging Project.  
In her legal career, Gwynne acquired extensive transactional experience representing lenders on multi-family housing loans, and then writing wills and trusts in her estate planning and elder law practice. In her first career as an educator, she worked as a teacher, director, researcher and consultant to school-age child care programs in urban and rural settings. She has published articles in each of her fields of experience and has spoken on local, regional and national panels. Gwynne lives in Orleans with her teen-age son and their dog, Ginger. 


November 19, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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