How Volunteering can Enhance Your Skills and Benefit Your Community

Posted on March 23, 2016

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Photo Credit: Karen Hirsch

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was the guest speaker at the 10th Annual Chicago Meet & Match attended by Sterling’s CEO Dolores Connolly, 350+ professional women and 70 nonprofit organizations.

Secretary Albright was interviewed by WomenOnCall’s Founder and President, Margot Pritzker and shared how she “learned to organize, manage and network” as a stay at home mom, crediting the volunteer efforts she did at her children’s schools with paving the way for her political career. Albright encouraged everyone in the room to allow their volunteer work to influence their own paths and suggested the audience “interrupt more often” and simply get involved.

The speed-networking format allowed women from a variety of industries connect with nonprofits at the event allowing each to find the projects and causes that match their skills and interests. “It offered a unique and wonderful opportunity to harness the energy and connections in the room and will certainly make an impact in the Chicago community” said Dolores Connolly. “At Sterling, our employee volunteer program covers many different causes from STEM education programs to clothing drives and the recent Special Olympics Polar Plunge. Volunteering can be fun and rewarding on a personal level, find a project you care about, raise your hand and see how you can make a difference”,

More information:

WomenOnCall | FIRST | Special Olympics Polar Plunge | Dress for Success

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