Empowering Women Panel



May 12, 2016

Waverly Oaks Golf Club
444 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, MA 02360

The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 2016 Empowering Women’s Panel Luncheon highlighting the position of women as strong and powerful employees, consumers, and leaders in the workforce. The event will comprise of a designated panel of five influential business women from different industries and professions that will openly discuss how they and others can make a difference in their communities, conquer the workplace and maintain a positive balanced lifestyle. A Women’s Business Showcase will take place before and after the presentation from 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm- 3:00pm.


Reserve Your Seat Today!
$55/Members | $70/Non Members | $385/Tables of 8*

*(Chamber members only- Includes complimentary marketing table at the expo.)

Registration & Expo: 10:30-11:30am

Lunch Start Time: 11:30am

Panel Discussion: 12:00pm- 1:30pm

Audience Q&A: 1:30pm-2:00pm

Closing Event & Expo 2:00pm-3:00pm


Moderator: Adrienne Baumann

Adrienne Baumann, Director of Marketing & Community Relations for the Cape Cod Children’s Museum and owner of 508 Marketing is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert and Accredited Solution Provider, and a certified Social Media Manager. She specializes in providing education, training, and strategies for small businesses and non-profits to grow their businesses through email and social media marketing. As a stand-up comic, Adrienne shares her content marketing expertise with a healthy dose of humor!



Tracey Noonan, CEO and Co-Founder of Wicked Good Cupcakes, Inc. along with daughter, Dani Vilagie.

Wicked Good started in the South Shore home kitchen of Tracey and Dani in 2010. They opened their first retail location in Cohasset, MA October of 2011. In 2013 a second location was opened in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

The company now 4 years young, has grown to be a nationally known, multi-million dollar brand thanks to an appearance on ABC’s Emmy Award winning show, “Shark Tank” and subsequent deal with Shark, Kevin O’Leary.

Wicked Good cupcakes is now the largest shipper of cupcakes in the US and has added a host of products including cheesecake, pies, brownies and gluten free cupcakes in jars. Recently, Wicked Good entered into a co branding opportunity with billion dollar business, Cinnabon.

Tracey and Dani have appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, 20/20, the Kris Jenner Show, the Meredith Vieira Show, CNBC’s Squawk Box, StartUp USA, Food Factory and ABC’s latest hit, Beyond the Tank.

Tracey was a 2015 Semi Finalist in the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition in 2015 and was invited again this year. Tracey also mentors MBA students for Babson College’s Innovative WIN Lab.


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Meg Doherty,  Norwell Visiting Nurse Association, Chief Executive Officer MSN, ANP, MBA, ACHCE

When Meg Doherty joined the Norwell Visiting Nurse Association, Inc. as its Executive Director in 1987, she brought with her over 20 years experience in Critical Care, Trauma and Medical Surgical Nursing at Boston City Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. In her tenure at NVNA and Hospice, she has led the agency from a one-town agency operating in the basement of town hall to a multi-million dollar operation serving over 27 communities on the South Shore with the full continuum of homecare, palliative care and hospice services. In addition, Meg led the opening of the first non-profit hospice residence to serve the South Shore and assumed ownership of the only New England chapter of the national Cancer Support Community. The Commonwealth Institute recently honored Meg in its prestigious Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts while South Shore Living Magazine featured Meg as one of five local inspiring leaders in its March 2016 “Wonder Women” issue. Meg’s leadership has netted the agency to receive ten consecutive HomeCare Elite awards, factoring in the Top 100 in the country for the last two years.

Meg’s leadership and professionalism extends well beyond the South Shore to memberships on the Board of Directors for both the Visiting Nurse Associations of New England (VNANE) and the Home Care Alliance (HCA). She was appointed in 2014 by then Governor Patrick to the Public Health Council for Massachusetts and is a member of the town of Norwell’s Public Health Board.

A Nurse Practitioner, Meg has taught both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and has been on the clinical faculty at the Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital, Northeastern University and Boston College. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College and visiting lecturer at University of Massachusetts/Boston School of Nursing. A member and former Chair of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for eight years, Meg has written numerous journal articles and is a text author.


Carol Bulman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Jack Conway

Carol Bulman is the chief executive officer and president of Jack Conway, Realtor the largest independently owned real estate company based in Massachusetts. She also oversees the company’s affiliation with Bank of Canton and its insurance arm, Conway Country Insurance. The firm currently has 29 offices, with more than 700 sales associates, from the North Shore to Boston, Cape Cod and the South Coast.

The daughter of its Founder, the late Jack Conway, Carol has had more than 30 years of experience in her family’s firm, including serving as Past President of the company’s mortgage arm Conway Financial Services.

Carol plays a leadership role in the real estate industry at the local, state and national level. She is a member of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Co-Chair on the South Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Development Steering Committee, a trustee for the South Shore Hospital Foundation and a member of Board of Trustees for Bridgewater State University.

Carol is a graduate of Providence College and the National School of Mortgage Banking in Chicago. She is a past president of the Massachusetts Mortgage Association, a former member of the Banker & Tradesman Advisory Council and the recipient of the Boston Business Journal’s “40 under 40” award. She formerly served on Mass Housing’s Single Family Advisory Council and is the recipient of the Providence College Career Achievement Award. She was an inaugural recipient of the Women of Fire Award from the Banker & Tradesman. Carol is committed to expanding her company and continuing her father’s legacy of maintaining its 60-year reputation for honesty and integrity, and providing exceptional real estate services with a personal touch to the buyers and sellers of Conway Country. She and her husband, Michael, live in Scituate, Massachusetts. They have four children, Katie, Corie, Jack, and Michael, and two grandchildren, Ally and Finn.



Melanie O’Neil, President + Founder of Rustic Marlin Designs

Melanie has 20+ years of experience developing and implementing successful marketing strategies and managing operational functions at companies ranging from large global brands including Reebok to innovative start-ups including IdeaPaint. She now brings her passion for building brands and growing companies to her own business, Rustic Marlin Designs, which she founded with her husband Brian.

Rustic Marlin was born in 2012 when Melanie and Brian were getting married and wanted to create unique, personalized gifts for their families.  As new homeowners and self-proclaimed DIYers, they crafted signs using reclaimed wood from a home renovation project. Originally started as a two-person team, Rustic Marlin now employs over 30 talented craftsman, designers and artists. Handcrafted in Massachusetts, Rustic Marlin Designs has experienced rapid growth with distribution to over 1,000 boutique stores and national accounts throughout the United States and Canada. The business’ success drove a recent move from the small barn behind the couple’s home to their new headquarters in Hanover, Massachusetts.

Melanie is a graduate of Stonehill College and earned her Master’s from Boston College.  She is also the recipient of the 2015 South Shore Young Professionals Foundation Grant.



Linda Rossetti, Author of Women & Transition

Ms. Rossetti is the author of Women & Transition: Reinventing Work and Life and an advocate of women’s development issues including leadership, growth and entrepreneurship.  She formerly served as ceo/founder of a venture capital backed tech start-up that was acquired by Perot Systems, now Dell Corporation. She also served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administration at Iron Mountain Inc., a Fortune 500 company. She holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA from Simmons College. She can be reached at linda@womenandtransition.com or @Wmn_transition.


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Sponsorship Opportunities:

$5,000-Includes Panel Seat,
Company name and recognition on all applicable promotion material,
Recognition on website as sponsor with click-able link,
Name included in write-ups, press release and radio,
Complimentary table of 8, Sponsor Banner on Panel,
Verbal Credit and speaking engagement at Event,
Provide take-home giveaways, Expo Table,
Company Name listed on program.

$2,500– Includes Company name on applicable
promotional material, recognition on website with logo
placement, 6 complimentary tickets, sponsor banner on
welcome table, verbal recognition at event, Expo Table

$1,000– Includes Company name on applicable
promotional material, Recognition on website with logo
placement, 4 complimentary tickets, Expo Table

$500– Includes Company name on applicable promotional
material, recognition on website with logo
placement, Expo Table



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