Women in Manufacturing Breakfast Series - Our goal with the Women in Manufacturing breakfast series is to facilitate real conversations that are focused on topics that matter to women in the industry; create informal mentorships, provide best practice sharing and foster collaboration within the local supply chain and how to grow the number of women in manufacturing. The series will address tough issues and identify solutions to the challenges that women are facing, in an environment that lifts and strengthens one another both personally and professionally. All of this will strengthen the manufacturing industry as a whole. For more information, click here.
Wednesday Women's Breakfast Club - A joint initiative between the Dayton Racquet Club and Women in Business Networking (WiBN) group. This round table event offers a casual space for Dayton's best and brightest to connect and converse while enjoying breakfast and the best view of the city. We meet each Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. but, as an open house styled event, feel free to pop in whenever. Breakfast is $4.95 (plus tax and gratuity) and your 1st visit is always complimentary.
Bridge to Success Mentoring Program - The mission of the program is to facilitate the development of emerging leaders by utilizing the education, knowledge, experience and skills of established female leaders in the community and by encouraging best practices in their respective careers.The goal is that Bridge to Success will prepare women to become effective leaders who also serve as positive role models in the community and beyond. For more more information, click here.
Entrepreneur Group - Women in Business Networking offers an Entrepreneur Group each year to meet the special interests of women who own small businesses. Through discussion-based learning, the Entrepreneur Group provides support, ideas and expert information. The group’s premise is that women business owners can learn from one another. Small business owners, led by a facilitator, share best practices and experiences to bolster the success of all participating businesses. Discussion topics focus on operations, finance and communication. For more informaiton, click here.
Hot Topics Koffee Talks - Meeting someone over a cup of coffee is something that has been happening a long time. “Hot Topics” Koffee Talk is a relaxed, intimate and comfortable way to network with other women and exchange ideas in the atmosphere of a round table discussion. Each “Hot Topics” Koffee Talk is facilitated and has a specific topic to initiate a round table discussion. WiBN’s “Hot Topics” Koffee Talk has taken the intimate experience of sharing a cup of coffee and created an opportunity focused on doing business the old fashioned way; face to face, and forming a relationship in order to support one another. Currently hosting (6) on Fridays from 8 - 9:15 a.m. Locations across territory: Oakwood, North Dayton, Preble County, Springboro, Springfield and Beavercreek.
After 5 - After 5 Network is not a structured event, but more of a relaxing social atmosphere. Held at local businesses, men and women are able to come and learn more about the showcased business, as well as have the opportunity to meet other business professionals in the area. Typically, snacks and beverages are supplied by the host business and attendees are reliant on their individual personalities to connect among each other. Hosted quarterly on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Lunch N Learn - Approximately 70 women come together to network at each Lunch N Learn. Networking is the kick off to the monthly event allowing the exchange of conversation and contacts. Volunteer WiBN Ambassadors work to make new attendees feel welcome and generate conversation amongst small groups. Although WiBN membership is encouraged, the Lunch N Learn is not a focus for membership sales. At each lunch, a member testimonial is shared with the group bringing to light the positive effect WiBN has had on them personally, professionally or both.
In addition to the networking aspect of the event, WiBN makes sure to incorporate community awareness and support in the form of a Community Spotlight. This person may or may not be a member of WiBN, but they are part of a local non-profit organization. The Community Spotlight not only is an opportunity for this organization to get recognized, but also to allow all the attendees an opportunity to take action and give back.
The importance of facilitating an environment for unique bonds to be created is just as important as the education they will take away from each key note speaker. As a signature event of WiBN, every Lunch N Learn encompasses the core values of the organization in promoting personal and professional growth through education, resources and recognition. Currently hosting two Lunch N Learns: Dayton and Springfield. The Dayton LNL is the fourth Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Dayton Racquet Club. The Springfield LNL is the third Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriot Springfield.
Top 25 Women To Watch - The Top 25 Women to Watch recognition program was developed to recognize community leadership. In completion of a nomination process each year, 25 women are awarded for professional achievements, influence on the marketplace, and contributions to advancing women in business. Each honoree stands out in their own special way, whether it is because of their leadership, community service, professional achievement or all three. This recognition is not just an award for the honorees, it’s also a sense of accountability for them to take their professional and personal lives to another level, with all eyes on them. The culmination of the program is the Top 25 Women to Watch Gala, a formal event held annually to celebrate honorees amongst peers in the community. Gala is held annually, (4) reunion events held throughout the year to encourage reunion of past honorees
Winstitute - Winstitute workshops are held quarterly and are designed to develop leaders and provide resources for growth and change in organizations. These workshops provide ongoing training and support through two hour quarterly events. In conjunction with a volunteer committee, WiBN has created the opportunity for women to gain awareness and understanding of self, team and organization through educational efforts lead by community leaders.
For a full listing of program times, visit http://www.bbb.org/dayton/wibn/events/