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May BWF Member Spotlight

01 May 2020 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Each month, we'll profile a few BWF members of the community in our "Member Spotlight" series.  This month, Becky Blackler &  Karen Hogle were kind enough to answer our questions.  Get to know them a bit more here!

Becky Blackler, President, Boston Women in Finance

What was your favorite BWF program to date?  And key takeaways?

I've absolutely loved all of our programming, but if I had to choose one (or two!), they would be Hacking Stress or Shaping Your Personal Brand. Both programs shared the importance of truly knowing and appreciating oneself, and being emotionally intelligent as you move and interact throughout your career.

What is your #1 WFH tool?

Truly, just keeping an organized workspace, even if you only get a quarter of the dining room table. Keeping the paperwork, pens, and cord clutter to a minimum allows me the room to concentrate, even if it's chaos around me. And finally, packing it up when the day is done, and putting it away in a place that I can't see it as I'm going through the house. Maintaining some semblance of balance between work and home is key!

Something you are most proud of in your career?

I feel blessed to have so many to choose from, but, if I had to choose one, it would be the annual fundraisers I ran as part of The CFO Leadership Council. Together with my team, we raised tens of thousands of dollars for Make-A-Wish Massachusetts & Rhode Island, Birthday Wishes, Autism Speaks, and more. It was a monumental effort that gave joy to everyone involved, and most importantly, served a critical need for the families we supported. 

What’s your latest “go to” jam song?

Good as Hell by Lizzo. Boss Up and Change Your Life! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuq-VAiW9kw)


Karen Hogle Vice President, Revenue Assurance & Benefits, Granite Telecommunications & BWF Board Member

Your favorite BWF program to date?  And key takeaways?

"Stay Fired Up at Work Without Burning Out" My memorable takeaways: 1) Make myself a priority 2) Find balance between work and family.  (Still struggling on both)

What is your #1 WFH tool?  

Lattice (For staff 1x1s, goal tracking, updates, etc)

Something you are most proud of in your career? 

The development of my staff. A number have become managers, supervisors in just a few years and are doing a wonderful job. 

Best read lately?

The book “Severance” by Ling Ma is a great read and strangely similar to what is going on in the world right now. 

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Special thanks to both Becky & Karen for participating in this inaugural feature & of course for your continued support of the BWF community!

If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming BWF Member Spotlight, please reach out info@bostonwomeninfinance.org.  

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