2017 – 2018 WBN Service Project

The Center For Women

Thanks to the Beaver Chapter for volunteering to host the February Networking Event and the Norwin Chapter for volunteering to host the April Networking event at the Center For Women! The Clients at the Center For Women need to hone their networking skills in order that they will be more comfortable going to other networking events. This will help them make connections and possibly find employment or new clients for their businesses.
 
Hosting a Networking event entails rustling up some of your chapter members to attend that evening from 5:30 – 8:00 PM, providing refreshments for the attendees and organizing an icebreaker activity to get everyone talking and meeting up. The goal of these events is to give the clients of CFW experience with networking so that they are more comfortable doing so at other professional events that they attend during job searches or to expand their client base if they’ve just secured a new position. They are rewarding for WBN members – and fun!
 
The December 14 Networking Event and the June 10 networking Sunday Brunch are still open for chapters to host, but there have been some inquiries on these dates. We’ll sign up chapters on a first request basis.
 
Please contact bernibishop@mac.com to express interest ASAP so she can lock your chapter into its preferred date.
 
We also want to thank Darlene Trower and Gigi Chukwumezie for agreeing to co-chair the upcoming Home-Based Networking Business Fair in January! This event will be January 18, 2018 5:30 – 8:00 PM.
 
The event will operate like a trade show. Representatives from various home-based networking businesses will be on hand, hosting a table, presenting their products and talking to guests about why they chose the line of work and the business product that they did, and how they’ve become successful representatives of that product. Table hosts will be product exclusive (for example, there will only be one Mary Kay table, one IDLife table, one Pampered Chef table, etc.). If you are interested in being a table host and sharing your product and your story with other women who may be interested in becoming a representative of your product, please contact Darlene or Gigi directly to get signed up. Their contact information can be found in the Member Directory online.
 
Berni is also looking for chairs for the CFW event in March – a “Marketing and Advertising” roundtable and in May – a “Nail the Interview” workshop and roundtable. Please reach out to her for more information on what it takes to be a chair for these events.
 
 
Did you know you may attend any of the events or workshops that Center For Women holds? They are not limited to women in transition. Take in a workshop on mindfulness, refining your resume, igniting your own job search, or boosting your work wardrobe on a budget. Here’s where you can see their list of upcoming events and workshops:
http://www.centerforwomenpgh.org/calendar/
Sign up for their event announcements so that you are always in the loop.
 

SERVICE PROJECT CHAIR
Berni Bishop Pirollo (Pittsburgh City East)
bernibishop@mac.com 412-422-3430