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.
Want more information?
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!
Message from the President
RWN’s 40th birthday celebration took place on Friday, November 16th at Ballroom 384. We not only celebrated with good food, adult beverages, music, dancing and fellowship, there were also some surprises.
This event was one of RWN’s major fundraisers for the year. Because RWN is a non-profit organization, we rely on membership dues and the income from our major events to meet our budget.
The committee not only wanted to make this a fundraiser, but also a true celebration. They envisioned a party where you eat, drink, dance and socialize without having to take your wallet out of your purse. I’m happy to say they succeeded in their plan! In addition, guests left with their very own Swag Bag filled with goodies from some special RWN supporters.
This celebration was not only to help us celebrate where we’ve been, it was also an opportunity for us to look to the future.
In the summer of 2017, the Board put together a strategic taskforce to determine how RWN can better serve the women in our area and take the organization into the next decade and beyond.
The taskforce, along with the Board, has been working closely with Amanda Altman of A3 Designs to update and refresh our branding and marketing. The 40th birthday celebration included a grand reveal of some of that work.
Part of the output of the taskforce is this beautiful new mobile-friendly website, which is a combined effort of Susan Jefferson of TechCreative, LLC and the RWN Marketing Committee.
With the feedback we’ve gotten from recent surveys and focus groups, the board will continue to work on creating a strategic vision for the future. None of this would be possible if it weren’t for our members who volunteer their time, talents and treasure.
Thank you not only to the members of the Strategic Taskforce and the 40th Birthday Celebration Committee but also to the chairs, SIG chairs and members of all our committees. Thank you to our sponsors for believing in and supporting RWN’s commitment to our members and the women in our community.
This marks a new beginning for the Rochester Women’s Network! If you didn’t make it to the celebration, that’s ok. I hope you’ll join us as we grow and transform into the future!
- 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