Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family.
The club was founded in 1930, originally known as Punxsutawney Business & Professional Women’s Club.
On Sept. 8, 1998, the club name was changed and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the name of Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club, with objectives to promote growth and respect of women in the workplace; improve self-esteem in all careers; educate women; and support community projects. This article is Part I in a five-part series.
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY — When Kim Raybuck learned that she had been chosen as a representative of Career Women’s Week by the Career Women’s Club, she said she was shocked.
"It is quite an honor," Raybuck said of receiving the prestigious recognition.
Born and raised in Coolspring, Raybuck is a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.
Read all about Raybuck's accomplishments in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.