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Monthly Luncheons

Women’s Network hosts ten Monthly Luncheons a year focused on providing cost-effective professional and personal development to its members and the Columbia community. 

The Monthly Program Committee works to bring in national and local speakers presenting on a relevant topics such as: leadership development, team building, and conflict resolution (to name a few). Luncheons are a great opportunity to meet new people, make new connections, and invest in your own professional development. 

November Luncheon: Building Your Confidence for Conflict

Pamela Green

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Leadership Development Roundtable

Leadership Development Roundtables are conversation forums featuring monthly professional development, personal development, or social issue topics lead by community leaders. They are great opportunities to expand or build your knowledge on a topic while networking with fellow Columbia professionals. LDR’s take place every fourth Thursday of the month, are open to the public, and free to attend. Bring your lunch, join in on the conversation, or simply sit back and listen!

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November 2018
Tech Software Panel | November 28, 2018 | 12 – 1 p.m.
Do you have apps or computer software that you can’t live without?  Would you like to learn more about electronic tools to improve your life?  Come learn from our panel of technical experts, and share your ideas, too!
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January 2019
Vision and Purpose | January 23, 2018 | 12 – 1 p.m.
The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to consider your vision for your life and career, along with how that vision aligns with your purpose.  Come learn with us about how living life with vision and purpose leads to greater accomplishment of goals and increased satisfaction with your life.

 

XWN-Experience Women’s Network

The Experience Women’s Network “XWN” program is for existing and new Women’s Network members who want to better understand what Women’s Network is, how it works and how it is beneficial to YOU and the company you work for. If you follow the program, you’re sure to have a rewarding experience as a Women’s Network member. XWN Graduation takes place at the May Luncheon each year. The deadline to complete the XWN program each year is April 30. The graduates and their organizations will be recognized on stage with a certificate and XWN pin and will celebrate at an annual Mixer in June. We look forward to our next annual graduation and hope to see YOU as a graduate!

XWN Graduates

Are recognized at the annual XWN graduation and at WN events

Become active, engaged WN leaders

Have a strong network of business associates

Gain professional and personal enrichment

Are invited to the annual XWN mixer

“The XWN program helped me become more involved and gain a greater understanding of Women’s Network. In return, I’ve stepped into a leadership position, have great company exposure, and developed a strong network of friends. I highly recommend the XWN program for new members and those seeking to gain more from their membership. Take the XWN challenge!”

– Brooke Berkey, Central Bank of Boone County

Women’s Network Mentoring Program

Take your professional growth to the next level by applying to be a part of WN’s Mentoring Program. The newest program to Women’s Network is designed to help provide inspiration, instruction and connection with leaders in our community in a way that maximizes your leadership growth as well as your time invested. Mentors and Mentees meet once a month during the program. Mentees and Mentors must be Women’s Network members and willing to commit to the entire 9 month program.

Applications

Applications are accepted May through June annually. For questions or more information, please contact Brandi Spurling.

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