Four Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) President Carla Fowler, 2016 Coshocton and Region 3 Individual Development (ID) Winner Carey McMasters, Tomma Bordenkircher and 2016-2017 BPW/OH Young Careerist Chair Liz Herrell attended the 2017 BPW/OH Individual Development (ID)/Young Careerist (YC) Competitions and Leadership Meeting at the Sheraton Suites in Columbus, Ohio on April 22, 2017. Carey McMasters gave a 5-minute speech on Equal Pay, a 2-minute impromptu and a 10-minute interview with three judges placing first in the competition.

Carey McMasters started to work at Jacobs-Vanaman Insurance Agency as a Receptionist 15 years ago and worked hard to be a Licensed Agent, CSR, Notary and Accounting & IT Support. Previous to that she worked at A-K Steel, and before that, Director of the Child Care Center for The YWCA of Coshocton County.

McMasters is a graduate of Leadership Coshocton County (LCC), and also serves on the Alumni Council. Her Class of 2015 secured donated materials to repair and paint five (5) rooms of the First Step Family Violence Shelter; removed a tree from the yard and carpeted one bedroom and a hallway. McMasters serves on the First Step Family Violence Board of Directors and the Coshocton County Career Center Board.

McMasters joined BPW in 2013 and has completed the BPW Individual Development (ID) Course twice (2014 and 2016). Locally she has served as Vice-President and President for 2 years each. Currently, she is serving her third term as Treasurer for Region 3. She was named the 2016 Coshocton BPW Woman of the Year. McMasters resides in Newcomerstown with her husband David.

McMasters will give her award-winning speech at the State Conference on May 20, 2017, at Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark.

Coshocton BPW will award scholarships at their next meeting on May 15th, 6 p.m. at Schumaker Farms. Reservations are required.

For reservations for the May meeting or for more information contact Membership Chair Samantha Vincent at 740-610-4989 or at coshoctonbpw@gmail.com . Membership is open to men and women, employed and unemployed. BPW's mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information.