In June 2019, we had a graduation party for WIN. At 17.5 years old, WIN was ready to graduate to it's next level. We termed the following months as a "gap year" to try new things, explore and learn. With renewed energy driven by members, WIN is coming back to offering regular Women in Networking events beginning in January 2020.
After months of inviting input from members and exploring options for next steps, we received this feedback:
The environment WIN provides is unique and feels special. It's warm, inviting and collaborative. We are not about cliques but about mutual support for newcomers and long-time members.
While there are many options for networking for women in the Twin Cities, WIN has it's own personality that members appreciate.
Members value and see a need for supportive, educational networking that specifically supports women entrepreneurs, many who are solo-entrepreneurs.
The landscape of networking is changing. With so many social media options, there is less need for an online directory but a continued need for in-person meaningful business connections.
WIN is going back to the most important basics with a continued focus on our 3 Pillars:
Meaningful business connections
Learning new ways to succeed
Energizing support from every WIN experience
"WIN was instrumental for me as I built my business. My best business connections and resources stemmed from WIN. I've tried lots of other networking and each time, I missed the special quality WIN provides. Now that I'm launching a new business, WIN is exactly where I want to be." Sheri Bennefeld Way Beyond Ordinary Virtual Back Office Solutions
Come check us out at an event. See if it is the right fit for you. We know you have lots of options and we want to make sure it is a win/win.