By Manzella Marketing
Buffalo is home to a new organization committed to empowering women to achieve greater success and happiness in their personal and professional lives. SheCAN! is a non-profit membership-based organization in WNY, founded by successful businesswoman and Western New York native, Peggy Sullivan. Having participated in many networking and women’s professional groups, Sullivan realized that most organizations either focus on professional or personal development–never both and have limited and infrequent programing.
“SheCAN! is the first mission-driven organization in our area to focus on providing women of all ages and backgrounds the tools they need to succeed, not just professionally, but emotionally and physically as well,” Sullivan states. “We concentrate on more than just what women want to achieve. We focus on why and what we can do to help them get there.”
Members have access to educational events and motivational workshops several times a month at popular local restaurants, including Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steakhouse and Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More. Along with valuable information, members can enjoy dinner, drinks and time for networking. SheCAN! also offers a complete online library that members can utilize on their timetable, as well as a series of assessments to help women understand their strengths and opportunities for improvement. Topics include health and wellness, work-life balance, stress management, career building and financial planning. These were chosen based on market research done in the fall of 2018.
SheCAN! takes a holistic approach, focusing on a healthy mindset and lifestyle in addition to career growth. “We like to think of SheCAN! as the ‘happiness dream team’,” Sullivan quips. “It’s not just educational programs. We provide mentoring, mindset assessments, and online training, along with the support of like-minded women to help you take control of your own happiness.”
Sullivan sites the loss of her father in 2018 as the catalyst for creating SheCAN!. Titan Tool Supply founder Ted Kahn impressed upon his daughter the importance of self-improvement. “My father used to tell me, ‘Work hard because the pride and satisfaction that comes with being your personal best or achieving a goal is amazing and incredibly rewarding.’”
Their inaugural event, which was held February 28th at Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steakhouse in Williamsville, quickly sold out. Details on upcoming events and membership are available at shecanbuffalo.com.
CEO & Founder, SheCAN!