Where can women network, learn from one another, become inspired, give back to the community, learn how to market and fund a business or find a mentor in DFW? This wonderful sprawling city of ours provides amazing opportunities to women in our community to find one another and connect in order to achieve our goals and aspirations. So for those readers who are looking for an opportunity to find like minded women and make a difference, start something new or simply connect to a new group of women, I have compiled a list of opportunities for you to check out in our area.
E Women Network (www.ewomennetwork.com) … At EWomenNetwork.com the vision is a vast network of female business owners and professionals all connected to each other. They want success-minded women to have easy access to each other’s skills, talents, knowledge and resources. Their purpose is to support, promote and showcase their members’ products and services and help them achieve their professional objectives. They provide a community of women who want to provide unlimited opportunities to transact business with women. Their goal is to help female business owners and professionals achieve their goals. They want to support growth by purchasing your products and services, provide you access to needed resources, and connect you with others who share your passion for achievement and prosperity. Each year E Women Network sponsors the largest 4 day businesswomen’s event held in North America. The conference will have networking opportunities, a Success Row, a Publishing Pavilion along with speakers, events and networking like no other. The event is held July 15 – 18th right here in Dallas.
Cost to join? Yes
Internet resources? Yes
Local Group Chapters? Yes
Sterling Bank Women’s Business Initiative (WBI) (www.banksterlingwbi.com)… provides resources specifically designed for women-owned business owners and female executives to create added value to their relationships with Sterling Bank. Formed in May 2001, the WBI offers quarterly educational luncheons in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Registration and check-in begin at 11:00 to allow attendees time to make new connections and strengthen existing relationships. Lunch is served at 11:30 to enable networking to continue during lunch. Their excellent speakers conclude their presentations at 1:00.
Cost to Join? No (Only cost to attend luncheon)
Internet Resources? Yes via LinkedIn
Local Group Chapters? Yes
Women’s Global Network (www.wgn-global.com) …The Women’s Global Network is a community of business women who support, network, and make life-long connections with each other. It is about women with integrity, skills, and experience stepping into global leadership roles and using this network with confidence and peace to advance positive change in our communities, and for each member to realize her greatest potential. The vision of WGN is to develop a worldwide presence and to provide members access to a solid global network of dynamic women.
Cost to Join? Yes
Internet Resources? Yes
Local Group Chapter? Yes
SMU Women in Motion (http://www.cox.smu.edu/web/executive-education/women-in-motion) … Offered by SMU Cox School of Business, Women in Motion is an innovative program designed to develop women business leaders. This dynamic program will enable highly successful women leaders to leverage and expand their unique talents to meet the challenges of a changing global market. In today’s highly competitive business world, companies must act on the direct link of women and profitability.
The program is designed for successful women business leaders, including corporate officers, business owners and entrepreneurs, and nonprofit executives. Participants will learn how to provide real solutions for current business problems and the challenges of the future.
Cost for Program? Yes
Internet Resources? No
Local Courses? Yes