Denise Boyd

From Budget Buddies: ‘We Met Some Amazing Women at the Conference!’

Tyco shared its booth with these women from Budget Buddies, including co-founders Kathy Brough and Anita Saville, third and fourth from the left.

Tyco shared its booth with these women from Budget Buddies, including co-founders
Kathy Brough and Anita Saville, third and fourth from the left.

By Denise Boyd, Senior Marketing Program Manager, Tyco Security Products

Last December at the Conference for Women, Tyco Security Products’ Women’s Growth Network (WGN) in Westford tried an experiment. We invited Budget Buddies, a nonprofit organization that matches mentors with low-income women to help them build money-management skills, to share our booth.

“I’m so pleased our chapter members voted to share the Tyco booth with Budget Buddies,” says Anita Santos, Tyco’s vice president of marketing. “The Westford WGN’s mission is twofold: to empower women and to make a difference within our community. Budget Buddies’ mission aligns with ours, and it was a logical fit with the Conference.” Read More

Budget Buddies: Empowerment through Financial Literacy

A volunteer coach and participant work together at recent program for teen mothers in Lowell.

A volunteer coach and participant work together at a recent program for teen mothers in Lowell.

By Denise Boyd, Senior Marketing Program Manager, Tyco Security Products

Recently, I committed to becoming a coach for Budget Buddies, a non-profit based in Chelmsford that offers financial help for low-income women. I’m no financial genius, but I was fortunate to have good role models many women just don’t have. And I hope to pay that forward. Read More

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