Somerset

Business & Professional Women's Club

Somerset

Business & Professional Women's Club

Monthly meetings are on the 4th Thursday of each month beginning at 5:30pm.

Our next meeting is on January 25, 2024 @ 5:30 pm

Important Reminders & Updates

  • Our next meeting is on January 25, 2024, @ 5:30 pm. ​We will be celebrating the new year together and ​learning about setting goals and positive intentions ​with vision boards.


  • Remember to wear your name tag! If you forget it, you ​owe $1 to the foundation donation!
  • Please sign up to host a monthly meeting if you haven‘t ​already!
  • Don’t forget, membership renewal is in MAY! If you or ​your company would like an early invoice for the year, ​please see Rikiyah Pryor or Ginger Henderson.


Winter 2023 KY​ Cardinal

January 2024 Newsletter

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BPW Women in Business Spotlight

Christen Bohanon- Chick-Fil-A Somerset

In the business world, it's easy to get caught up in the pursuit of ​power and success, but having a compassionate leader’s heart ​means that you don't lose sight of the people you are working with ​and for. It means treating your colleagues with kindness and ​respect, valuing diversity and inclusion, and striving to create a ​positive work environment for everyone. For Owner/Operator ​Christen Bohanon, this is a lifestyle choice and is the foundation of ​her growth and success at Chick-fil-A.


Ms. Bohanon began her career with Chick-fil-A in the state of ​Georgia as an entry-level employee. Being in the heart of Chick-fil-A ​with the headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, she quickly discovered ​her passion for the corporate side of the business and became an ​intern for the company.Today, she is the only woman ​owner/operator in the Kentucky market and one of 200 women ​owner/operators corporate-wide. She attributes her success to the ​culture of the franchise and the history on which it was founded.

She commented saying, “Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A, grew up during the great depression and it heavily ​influenced how he wanted the stores to run. That is why all franchise owners are required to work in their stores and it ​is not a passive income business investment…it was so you were really invested in the business and people. That’s also ​why the franchise is so affordable…he didn’t want income to prohibit good people from operating restaurants and ​giving them a chance to make a positive impact.”


The impact Christen Bohanon has made in the almost 4 years in Somerset is shown not only in the lines you see at ​their drive-thru or the smiling faces in their lobby but in the way her employees view each other and how they return ​to the store even on their time off. Ms. Bohanon and her management team make certain to have team member ​appreciation events quarterly to show love to their staff. She also shares the gift of knowledge and mentorship with ​her staff while working alongside them. Her love of teaching and the mentors she had while growing in her career laid ​the foundation for how she treats her staff.


When it comes to empowering women, Christen Bohanon lights the torch and passes it daily through mentorship, ​leading by example, and providing opportunities for personal growth. There is no wonder she has a large percentage ​of her staff that are female! She also hosts the Chick-fil-A Princess Ball annually to give daddies and daughters a ​chance to bond and set the tone for how a young lady can be treated well while also learning to treat others with ​respect and kindness.



Now calling Somerset, Kentucky her home, Ms. Bohanon’s family has joined her and the Somerset Chick-fil-A crew ​making the store a real family affair! The local Business and Professional Women’s Club of Somerset is proud to ​support the local Somerset Chick-fil-A by sharing their story and eating ‘’Mor Chikin!”

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2023 Women in Business Award

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