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Southeastern Connecticut Women’s Network: A Brief History & Introduction (Part 2)

In its 30+ years, the Network has grown and evolved. With approximately 180 members, it meets the third Wednesday of every month for networking, lunch, and to hear a guest speaker.

But even more than that, the Network has become a force for good throughout Southeastern Connecticut and beyond. Over the years the Network and its members (in no particular order):

  • have been active participants in the Celebrity Luncheons sponsored by the Leukemia Society.
  • established three, annual $1,000 scholarships for women continuing their educations at Three Rivers Community College, UCONN Avery Point and Eastern Connecticut State University.
  • made substantial contributions of to the United Way Labor Division Community Center Food Locker Program.
  • created four Network-sponsored Mastermind Groups providing members additional networking opportunities and intimate group support to accomplishing professional objectives and wealth building strategies.
  • adopted the Women's Center of Southeastern Connecticut.
  • voted to admit men as a welcome addition to its goals and objectives.
  • sit on the Consortium for Women's Career Development and Training and provide career awareness to regional students.
  • entered into an Endowment Fund Agreement with The Community Foundation of Southeastern Connecticut.
  • created the Her-Story DVD, an important Network legacy that documents the Network’s founding and its history through June 2007.
  • Conducted a variety of special events, including career conferences, workshops, and a business showcase to help support women in business.
  • Developed fundraising events including a fashion show, dinner theater and an ongoing Thanksgiving pie sale.

The Network’s primary activity, however, remains the monthly luncheon meetings during which members and guests take the opportunity to acquaint themselves with other professionals in an information and congenial atmosphere. This regular occasion offers an effective way for members to assist one another in networking for professional and personal gain and enrichment.

As profiled on March, 2010, GRACE website www.graceforwomen.com

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