Along with our membership, RWN’s committees are the lifeblood of the organization. The committees create, execute, and oversee the ideas that continue to make RWN a singular, effective force. Without those member volunteers who contribute time and expertise making the committees all they are, RWN simply would not be able to function.
If you join a committee, you’ll have countless opportunities to strengthen your resume, acquire skills, sharpen your knowledge base, and maybe even find new talents you’re passionate about exploring. You’ll work with a group of people toward a common goal and have fun doing it.
Check out our committees below to see what interests you, and give us a call at 585-383-8080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to join the team. Not sure what might match up with your skillset? Please read more about our Volunteer Opportunities to see what specific roles RWN is currently seeking to fill.
- Be the voice of diversity and inclusion on your current committees, SIGS, and at RWN events
- Participate in strategic initiatives designed to address long-term needs, such as finding consistent interpreting services for our meetings and events
- Write blogs and newsletter articles focused on diversity and inclusion
- Create external partnerships with other organizations
If you came to join RWN through one of our Explore events, you know just how effective, welcoming, and fun these programs are. We have the Orientation and Recruitment team to thank for that. RWN recognizes that with the ever-changing needs of an ever-changing workforce, recruitment messaging and opportunity must keep up to be competitive and true to all a professional woman looks for in a network. Are you a natural recruiter? Then this is the committee for you!
From Monthly Free Networking to cosponsored panels with the Rochester business community to training and development seminars, the Programs team orchestrates it all. Keeping our members engaged in the city’s professional goings-on is one keystone of building strong connections. The Programs Committee reaches out to cultural organizations, corporations, and individuals with goals similar to RWN in order to create fresh, exciting activities and experiences for our membership.
Simply put, as a not-for-profit, RWN can’t do what it does without the funds to do it. If you’re a “people person” and enjoy fundraising, or if you want to build confidence soliciting sponsorship and better understand the financial side of running a not-for-profit, Revenue Development is a perfect fit. Whether you’re procuring funds for a specific event or building our coffers to cover necessary expenses, with the Revenue Development team you’ll play an essential part in securing RWN’s financial needs of the moment and for the future.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) set RWN apart from other similar professional organizations. The idea behind SIGs is that connections are a good start to networking, but the real magic happens when those connections can grow into relationships. SIGs are regularly scheduled meetings based on a common theme or goal, where members can get together and learn, share their expertise, and have fun. The SIG Support team oversees the development of new groups and facilitates the operation of existing SIGs.
One of RWN’s most noteworthy networking opportunities is the Summit Business Conference. Each year, one main theme is chosen through which participants learn new and effective skills, engage with industry experts, and expand horizons by visiting vendors’ tables. The Conference team plans, organizes, and promotes this valuable half-day of professional development. If you have experience planning conventions, seminars, or trainings, or if you want to learn how its all brought together behind the scenes, the Summit Business Conference committee is looking for you!
Part of RWN’s mission to is recognize those women in the community who are strong, inspirational role models. The Up & Coming Businesswomen Awards are presented to five local businesswomen who have worked full-time in their current careers for fewer than ten years and have demonstrated their professional influence in that field. Be a part of this exciting committee that solicits nominations, establishes a panel of judges, oversees the scoring process, and executes this event.
The Women Inspiring Women (“W” Award) Celebration is one of RWN’s flagship events. Dinner, silent auction, raffle prizes, and - of course - networking all lead up to the main ceremony, recognizing the achievements of five “W” Award Honorees and announcing the Award recipient. All Honorees have devoted their professional, and many times personal lives, to the advancement of women.
There are two components to this committee: the Award subcommittee and the Event subcommittee, which work in conjunction with each other. Those serving on the Award side focus on the nomination process, identifying judges for the preliminary review of applicants, presenting nominee bios for RWN membership to vote on, and assisting in the presentation of the award itself. The Event subcommittee organizes the dinner, silent auction, and raffle. Members interested in fundraising and ticket sales, securing sponsorships, recruiting Table Captains, and promoting the event will enjoy implementing the Event aspect of the evening.
Serving on this committee, learning about these incredible women, and helping to pay tribute to them is an immensely fulfilling experience.
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