Out and About with Stephanie
I’m kicking off a new format for my newsletter to give you more tips and ideas about what’s going on with networking groups in the Portland/Vancouver area. If you don’t live in this area, I’m sure you will find some similar trends with the networking groups in your city.
I’ve been visiting new networking groups as September is showing how people are ready to get back to business after the summertime fun. What I really like is that I’m seeing more different types of networking groups popping up. It keeps things fresh and people respond well to these new formats too.
Photo credit: eWomenNetwork
Two groups I would like to spotlight this month are eWomenNetwork Portland Chapter and Women to Women Network in Tualatin.
Photo Credit: eWomenNetwork
Some of you may know that I was the Executive Managing Director for the Portland Chapter of eWomenNetwork for four years. It’s a wonderful group of ladies that meet a couple of times a month. More of a traditional type of networking with a guest speaker, luncheon and focused networking, you leave with some wonderful connections and ideas. Rose Jubb has stepped up to lead this chapter now and brings a ton of energy and enthusiasm to this inspiring group of entrepreneurial women.
Rose Jubb, eWomenNetwork
Look for new events coming in October at https://www.ewomennetwork.com/chapters/portland-587.
The other group I visited is called Women to Women Network in Tualatin. It is run by the brilliant Liz Hatcher and brings different types of networking events for women. I went to her “Coffee and Conversation” meeting which happens the second Monday of each month at 9AM. What I liked about this event is she really encouraged people to discuss a topic and share ideas to help others grow. This month she had a special guest facilitator, Heather Morrison, who spoke about the importance of having core values and a mission statement for your business. She helped lead a thought provoking conversation.
Liz Hatcher, Women to Women Network
You can find out more about this group at www.wtownetwork.com .
Here’s some networking groups/events I plan to go to in the next month. You can find these groups on Facebook or send me a message for more info. Hope you will join me!
Sept. 25th Ladies Who Lunch in Lake Oswego – I will be speaking at this event at Deno’s Pizzeria in Lake Oswego
Sept. 28th POWER – Portland Oregon Women Entrepreneur Roundtable – The Alberta Space in NE Portland
Oct. 15th eWomenNetwork Monthly Luncheon with Kristin Thompson as the guest speaker
Check out a group’s website before attending if they are an established group. What is their mission statement? Does it resonate with who you like to work with?
What type of events and programming do they offer their members? How does that work with your schedule?
Photo credit: Women to Women Network
I'm looking forward to seeing many of you out and about!
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