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There are so many different types of professional networking groups available. Some focus on referrals and tracking business leads, some focus on specific industries and others focus on social connections and building professional relationships.
PWN is unique in that it offers a special blend of many types of networking groups and is a 501C6 non-profit organization. Fostering social connections, business development for our members, industry inclusivity, and mutual support are all critical parts of our organization.
PWN is a place where women entrepreneurs and professionals connect and lean on one another. Our meetings offer members a place to learn, develop skills and expertise, ask for advice, give advice, admit to some problems in a safe space and feel confident in ourselves. Our membership is committed to the whole life business model (balance in family, job/business, health, spirituality, fun, etc.)
No matter where you are in your career or stage of your business, you’ll find support and connection with us. Drawing membership from multiple industries, PWN is a vibrant and supportive community of women in business as employees, entrepreneurs, licensed professionals and small business owners.
Networking today is much more than a meet, greet and pass along leads. We invest time to develop business or personal friendships with one another and take time to learn about each other’s business and how to best help each other. There are no quotas here.
Our meetings start with friendly networking and the opportunity to strengthen existing relationships and create new ones. The meeting begins with one-minute introduction from both guests and members where we learn about each other’s businesses, recent successes or results from a PWN referral. Introductions are followed by our featured speaker, either a professional guest speaker or more frequently a PWN member, and this all fits in the morning from 7:45am to 9:00am
And throughout each year, our members present and share their knowledge based on a range of topics to stimulate discussion, generate ideas and applications to our business lives. We actively encourage referrals through our meeting structure and in our socializing. Sharing ideas and encouraging the cross pollination of business gets support at PWN; we do business with each other, we are clients of each other and we hire each other.
You’re invited to attend any one of our weekly breakfast. Meet our members, introduce yourself and your business; see if PWN fits into your strategic marketing plan and will add to your networking resources.
Our meetings are weekly:
LAKE FOREST Location
Tuesday morning from 7:45am to 9:00am
Mimi's Cafe: 22651 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Thursday morning from 7:45am to 9:00am
SeaFire Restaurant: 6030 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, 92011
Visitors may attend twice before deciding to submit an application for membership. Bi-annual membership fee is $59.00 (+ $10 for your badge), annual membership is $99.00. Being a non-profit organization allows us to keep the membership fees very low. There are no monthly dues, but a weekly breakfast purchase of your choice is required. Review our "categories" page to determine if your category is available. We look forward to either hearing from you online or greeting you at one of our meetings !