What is Rochester Women's Network?
In short, RWN is a partner and friend to women in all career stages. Whether you’re flourishing as a corporate or non-profit professional, new to the area, managing a household or your own company, ready to change jobs, or deciding which path to travel next in life, RWN works for you. Members actively support one another to advance their careers, grow their businesses, volunteer for the community, and develop friendships. Through one-of-a-kind Special Interest Groups (SIGs), educational events, and programs like Explore RWN and Monthly Free Networking, RWN nurtures and strengthens skills in leadership, business, and life management.
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We invite you to peruse our menu options for info on membership levels and the many unique, exciting opportunities RWN has to offer. Still have questions? Contact Us - we’d love to hear from you!
News from the Board Room
At our February meeting, the RWN Board invited Sarah Marché from Leadership Logic to help us begin the process of creating a vision for the next few years of the organization.
During that four-hour retreat, Sarah asked us to envision what RWN could be. We talked about the future of women in the Rochester area and the impact that we wanted RWN to have on them.
Sarah reminded us that the more voices that we hear, the more we can create an organization that meets the changing needs of the women in our community. She urged us to reach out to the chairs and co-chairs of our committees to get their input and feedback. As I write this, we are continuing this work but we have learned one thing. While we would never turn away anyone, we have come to realize that we cannot be everything to everyone. We need to be certain that what we provide for our members fits the values, mission, promise, policies and by-laws of RWN.
Whether as an organization or us personally, we run the risk of spreading ourselves too thin if we try and meet the needs of everyone. When we allow this, we wind up exhausted, frustrated and confused. This is why we love to find opportunities to collaborate with other groups in our community. By working together and lifting each of our organizations up we strengthen all involved. Through support and collaboration, we provide more connection and opportunities to the women of our community. While we look to the future, we need to act now.
Contact me and/or a Board member if you have any thoughts or ideas to share. Reach out if you know of a business or organization whose vision and values align with ours, perhaps they’d be open to a conversation about partnering, collaborating or sponsoring RWN.
Please share your RWN experience and invite a friend or colleague to an RWN event. Attend or lead a SIG and/or volunteer on a committee.
Now’s the time to spread the word about the power of the relationships created through RWN. As we support each other and build our leadership, we not only reinforce the future of RWN but of women everywhere.
In this together,
- Monthly No Fee Networking
- Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
- 20% off Graduate Program Tuition @ Nazareth College*
- Personal RWN Ambassador
- Reduced Rate Programs
- Leadership Opportunities
- Serve the Community with Others
- Access to Membership Directory
- Sponsor Monthly Networking Event
- All Basic level benefits
- Annual promotional email to our list of 3000+
- Complimentary admission for guest to one program event
- Special recognition at major events and RWN.org
- All Basic & Patron level benefits
- Quarterly promotional email to our list of 3000+
- Complimentary Basic membership for a friend or colleague
- Profile on RWN website
- All Basic, Patron, & Mentor level benefits
- Complimentary admission to all events, including annual major events
- Link to your business website from RWN.org
- Profile in our bi-monthly “Up & Coming” newsletter
- Discount on RWN advertising
What our members have to say
Lauren is the owner of Everyday Hands