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Gainesville Area Women's Network

Our Next Monthly Meeting

"Slow Down to Accelerate"

Special Speaker: Barb Yezierski 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

 "Slow Down to Accelerate"
An introduction to what stress does to the body and how meditation can be utilized as one form of stress reduction and health benefits. A brief overview of meditation types, along with the history and clinical evidence of the benefits.

Barb is a Licensed Practical Nurse with a background in cardiology and pain management.  She has a BS in Psychology and graduated Summa Cum Laude

from Park University in Missouri. Barb also has completed some of her master’s program in psychology work. Barb has 15 years in the pharma research industry

and retired in 2013 as an Associate Director Medical Science. 

Three years ago Barb received certification as a meditation instructor from the

Chopra Center, an accredited program from the University of Southern CA. She

recently completed a course to become certified in Transformation Meditation.

Barb is a wife, mother and grandmother and her life’s work is

dedicated to helping others improve their lives.



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Our Purpose 

To promote a spirit of cooperation and support among women and those who support or target women in business, provide a strong network of business contacts and enhance members' professional and personal advancement.

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3rd Wednesday of Every Month
11:30am - 1:00pm
Sweetwater Branch Inn
    625 East University Ave, Gainesville, FL

Come join us for some great networking, lots of friendly smiles and a delicious lunch too.


A Note from Our Chairperson


Peg O'Connor
GAWN Chairperson 2014-2015


We're off to a great start for GAWN's 2014-2015 year with plenty of useful programs and interesting workshops lined up. We're undertaking some major projects this year, such as revamping our entire website to make it more user-friendly and intuitive. We're also working to improve and streamline our internal operations by updating our policies and job duties.

My job as chair is not only to ensure the overall health of the organization, but to make GAWN a friendly and welcoming place for you, our members, to come share a meal, create and nurture relationships, and hone your networking abilities.  To that end, I hope you will share your feedback with me--what are we doing right?  What should we change?  Talk to me or any of the other board members about your ideas and suggestions.  
Together we can make this an organization that serves you and your needs, both now and for years to come.

Let's do this!