Apply To Start A Chapter

Do You Have What It Takes?

Women Empowering Women (WEW) Chapter Leaders are the foundation of the authentic relationships and collaboration that WEW Members have come to know and love. Becoming a WEW Chapter Leader is a fun, rewarding and exciting opportunity to be even more connected and committed to the success of other women entrepreneurs or women in business. Our growth is determined by the outstanding team of current leaders and those who will become part of the WEW family.

Ready to join a community of professional women committed to helping each other succeed?

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The ideal candidate for a Women Empowering Women Chapter Leader is a business professional who is enthusiastic, positive, a great listener, well-connected, collaborative, and supportive

Leadership positions help others see you as a thought leader and keep you relevant. You’ll be seen as the “go-to” for information and introductions to valuable new connections.

If you would like to be considered for a Chapter Leadership role, here are some traits that we believe will contribute to your success:

  • Possesses a passion for building relationships and bringing people together
  • Believes in collaboration instead of competition
  • Sees the value in networking and building relationships vs trying to push heavy sales promotions
  • Has a membership in a non-profit or other membership organization (not required, but preferred)
  • Maintains a positive and engaging personality, professional demeanor and dress
  • Possesses effective verbal skills, speaks clearly, and is comfortable speaking in front of a crowd
  • Is organized and efficient
  • Has the time capacity and commitment to make building and growing a WEW Chapter a priority

Ready? Let’s Get Started!

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

We believe in COLLABORATION not COMPETITION and therefore we are recognized for having a very welcoming and nurturing culture.  We embrace all industries and women of all backgrounds and levels in their business and life. Becoming a WEW Chapter Leader is a rewarding and fulfilling experience as well as one that is full of responsibilities and tasks.  Are you up to the challenge?

“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.”

We’re so excited you’re ready to bring women together to help build relationships and cultivate a collaborative community in your area! Just answer a few general questions on our online application and one of our Collaborative Advisory Board Members will be in touch with you soon!

Chapter President Questionnaire
Have you thoroughly read the Chapter Leader requirements website and are aware of the commitment required to be a WEW Leader?

Tell us a little bit about yourself as a Leader.

Do you have a large network of businesses and women who will help you launch and grow your chapter and are you enthusiastic about promoting WEW and inviting guests.?
Would you say that others view you as a kind, polite, professional and helpful person who is always approachable?
Are you comfortable speaking in front of groups of people and ready to share what WEW is and has to offer?
Do you believe in how WEW wants to be different from other networking groups where relationships and connections come first?
Do you believe in WEW's core value of collaboration over competition and that there is room for everyone at the table?
Do you believe in WEW's core value of collaboration over competition and that there is room for everyone at the table?
Are you committed to being an ambassador for WEW outside of regular chapter meetings and events?

We want to make sure you're ready for the business part of WEW Chapter Leadership.

Are you willing to seek out and find a suitable location for holding your monthly chapter meetings?
Will you be willing to arrive 15 minutes early to every meeting and stay 15 minutes after to welcome guests and members?
Are you prepared to find qualified and engaging speakers to present at your monthly chapter meetings? (There are also alternative options like Speed Networking, extended S.O.S. or other options to replace a speaker)
After your Chapter Meetings are you willing to take photos and share/showcase your meeting on your social media channels? (WEW National will share these on their channels as well)
Monthly Chapter Leader meetings are required for leaders to attend as listed in the requirements. Are you committed to attend and engage in these meetings?
If you do not own your business, will the business you work for allow you the time and flexibility required for Chapter development?
If selected to be a WEW Chapter Leader, are you interested in working on one of our executive committees?
Are you interested in having a Chapter Leader Mentor while you get settled into your role as a Chapter Leader?
Once your application has been received it will be personally reviewed by our WEW Founder & Executive Team. Someone will reach out to you by email to schedule an in-person or virtual interview. During this interview, we will go over the requirements and expectations as well as other logistical information about your chapter.
Hang tight – we’ll contact you within 3 business days.

“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Meyer

Once your application has been approved, someone from the WEW Team will reach out to you again to assist in getting you signed up as a Chapter Leader and getting your initial fees paid. At this time we will also begin the Chapter Launch process and answer any additional questions you may have about running a successful WEW Chapter of your own.

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.” — Anonymous

Congratulations!! You’ve made it through our process and you’re ready to start a WEW Chapter in your area.  We’re here to lock arms with you and help you through your first few meetings and help you with a successful start!

Ready! Let’s Build a Chapter.

New Chapter Checklist
Chapter Leaders should complete the following checklist within the first month of establishing a new chapter:

  • Schedule a “Get Started” conference call with a WEW Executive Team Member
  • Gather those friends and colleagues who share your enthusiasm and goals to assist you in the creation of your local chapter. These members can be wonderful ambassadors to help you grow and build your chapter and grow everyone’s network.
  • Find a Meeting Location – preferably with a private room for meetings with a projector set up is an added bonus for presentations
  • Secure a regular monthly date & time – lunch meetings seem to work best (11:30am-1pm) but early morning times are also an option (7:30-9am)
  • Find qualified speakers and schedule them 3-6 months in advance
  • Promote your first meeting & invite your network
  • Hold your first meeting & have fun!
  • Submit the After Meeting form
  • Complete this checklist and you are well on your way to having an exciting and successful as a WEW Chapter Leader.

Don’t just take our word for it, listen to one of our Chapter Leaders!

Coming to WEW has allowed me to network and collaborate with many professional women within Southern Illinois and St. Louis Area. The luncheons are a GREAT way to get to know more professional women, to learn more about life hacks professionally and personally, and to be the bridge to help others GROW their network and their business. Even if it’s someone I do not need to network with directly, I know someone that may know someone that can help them or vice versa. You never know who you will run into and who needs who. I just LOVE being able to connect people for both personal and or professional needs. Even if’s its someone in the same industry as me, at WEW, we help others even if we compete. We are all about COLLABORATION. The BEST thing is that’s it’s FREE! There is no cost to join or attend. AND you can go to any of the other luncheons/chapters anywhere!

Leading a chapter will allow you to form your own group in an area that will help you and other professional women be able to network and grow their business.  There may not be other networking opportunities for them to do so. There are so many women out there that want to connect and learn from other professional women.  As the Title, we are women EMPOWERING women and we can do just that by leading a Chapter. So won’t you lead a chapter today and help EMPOWER Women?!

Amy Yan

Amy YanFounder & CEO Certified WMBE/EDWOSB - C Three Business Consultants LLC