We are often asked the same or similar questions over and over. We realized many of these answers were not available on our website so we’ve made it easy and put as many as we would think of here. If you have a question you would like to ask us please submit an email on our Contact page and we will get right back to you!
Networking has been called the number one unwritten rule of success in business. Who you know leads directly to what you know, and your next business opportunity is likely to come from your network. (People do business with those they KNOW, they LIKE, and they TRUST.) Connecting with other businesswomen is a proven way to raise your professional profile. What you do with these lunch meetings to grow your business or connections is up to you. You should want to gain as much from your network as possible!
What makes us unique from other networking groups is that we have no membership and really no rules. We have no monthly or membership dues and no meeting attendance requirements. Just RSVP for the meeting you want to attend and pay for your lunch. That’s It!
There’s NO application or interview process to join. We welcome and invite you to attend any of our chapters for the lunch and networking events that is most convenient for you. Visit multiple chapters and find one or two or all of them where you feel most comfortable and can market your business. You will find that although we all follow the same agenda – each chapter does have its own unique culture.
Absolutely NOT! We welcome everyone and there are no exclusions. We invite you to speak with other women in your industry because you may find ways to learn from or work with them. Many time you can fill in the gaps of products or services your company doesn’t fill. We believe strongly in COLLABORATION not COMPETITION!
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. We are businesswomen, CEO’s, startups, entry-level, corporate and mom & pop shops. We are wives and moms and daughters and friends. We are full-time, part-time, students, retired and workaholics. We are WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN!
We welcome and invite you to attend any of our chapters – there is no restriction to how many you can visit or attend regularly. We’d love to see you at ALL of them! Although occasionally speakers and topics may overlap, each chapter has their own schedule of speakers which can be found on this website. We hope to provide professional women an opportunity to seek new connections while building and growing personally and professionally. We know that can be achieved best by having more opportunities to network and build relationships with as many people as possible.
We keep a schedule of our meetings here on our website and we also have a Facebook page where we list and promote our monthly meetings. https://www.facebook.com/WomenEmpoweringWomenUSA/ We also send our email reminders from each chapter – you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to specific email lists.
Each chapter’s meeting location is different and is listed on the Chapter’s tab of this website. Stay up to date with email notification or Facebook status updates in case a meeting has to change locations or dates due to holiday breaks, etc. Currently we have 6 Chapters — O’Fallon, Clinton County (Breese), Alton, Edwardsville, Belleville & Centralia, Illinois