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WLI Luncheon Registration Form

Women's Leadership Initiative Luncheon

When: Friday, September 22, 2017

Where: Schine 304ABC

Free to attend with lunch provided.

This luncheon features Judaline Cassidy, Lisa Conway, Berenice Bonilla and Sharol Wilson, all women who have had significant entrepreneurial success.

Judaline Cassidy was born in Trinidad and Tobago, where she began her career at John Donaldson Technical of Trinidad. She was one of the first three women selected to pursue plumbing at the Institution, which is now known as the University of Trinidad and Tobago. Judaline has been a proud member of Plumbers Local Union No. 1 of New York City for the past 20 years and was one of the first women accepted into Plumbers Local Union No. 371 in Staten Island, New York. Judaline was also one of the first women elected onto the Examining Board of Plumbers Local Union No. 1. Currently, Judaline serves on the Advisory Committee of the soon-to-be-constructed Women’s Building of New York. She’s also one of the core team members of the nonprofit Girls That Build, an organization that encourages and mentors girls who are interested in the plumbing trade. Judaline is determined to create a positive experience for women in the industry so that the obstacles she encountered can be eliminated for future female plumbers.

Lisa Conway is the Vice President and Owner of Pioneer Warehousing and Distribution, LLC. She attended the State University of New York College at Potsdam with a Major in Business Administration and a minor in Women’s Studies. Before owning her own company, she served as a Wells Fargo Financial Advisor, President of the Transportation Club of Central New York and served as a member on the Board of Directors on the New York Family Business Center.

Berenice Bonilla is Owner and Director of Bérica Agency, a Syracuse-based communications company providing branding and event management solutions to socially oriented clients, and the first Latina-owned company of its kind in the country.

Note: Space is limited to 50 people.


The mission of the Women's Leadership Initiative is to provide avenues for women to engage in critical dialogue about the unique opportunities and challenges women encounter in their leadership.

Leadership Luncheons

The purpose of the Luncheons is to provide an opportunity for women to speak openly and candidly with other women about what it means to be women in leadership.


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