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LIFT Professional Women's Group



Supporting professional women at every stage of life and career

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Creating an environment to foster confidence in advocating for yourself and other professional women


The Amherst Chamber Leadership & Inspiration for Trailblazers is a women's networking group that focuses on the core values of Education, Inspiration, Courage, Philanthropy, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Success of our WNY community. We welcome you to explore the opportunity to engage with this group to find self discovery and contribution to your professional journey.

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you up. Oprah Winfrey Quote.
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman Quote
Choose People who lift you up. Michelle Obama Quote.
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2023 LIFT Council

Melissa Masters Brinson
Cannon Design

Claire Sarpel

Christine Langenfeld
Amherst Chamber of Commerce

Maureen Girven
Amherst Chamber of Commerce

Penny LaPlaca
Amherst Chamber of Commerce

Bernie Aja
Employer Service Corporation

Chrystie Barker
Ellicott Development

Deanna Ernst
Millington Lockwood/AMP

Jasmin Chen
WNY Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Shantelle Patton
Urban Chamber of Commerce

Kristin Fields
Buffalo State University

Christie Nelson
National Grid

AmyRae Nessa
Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY

Christina Pearl
Horizon Corporations

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Networking, events, education, public policy, economic development, advocacy and marketing opportunities are available.

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