Wisconsin Women Entrepreneurs Southcentral, Inc.New members and visitors are always welcome!
is an organization of women entrepreneurs, business owners and service providers in southcentral Wisconsin. WWE-SC offers an inspiring mix of networking, support and business education at multiple meetings in Madison each month. Our members come from a variety of industries and backgrounds to share experiences and resources in a collaborative environment.
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President's Message - September 2014
By the time you read this you may be: 1) either glad or sad that your kids are back in school; 2) swearing under your breath at all the college kids crossing University Avenue downtown, against the lights; 3) happy to find more room to settle in with your laptop at the coffee shops; or 4) mourning the end of summer. Whatever the case, a change in seasons is coming; a transition, and transitions make me contemplative.
I want to share some of the thoughts I expressed at our wonderful annual dinner recently. If you were there, this will be familiar. As your president, I have four primary goals for the coming year. With your help and participation, we will accomplish them all.
- DEVELOP & NURTURE STRONG COMMITTEES -- What does it mean to develop and nurture strong committees? All of our committees have some dedicated members who always show up, take on tasks and complete them. These people are the glue that holds WWE together. We need to build our committees, though, by recruiting additional members who will be the glue and the leaders in coming years. A few people can’t do all the work; they get tired and then they move on. We need good, strong glue. Are you ready to step up?
- IMPROVE MEMBER RETENTION – WWE is growing steadily, which is just the way it should be. And it’s natural to lose a certain number of members along the way. But if there is something we are not providing, that we could be providing, I want to know about it. When members don’t renew, I want to be sure it’s not because we didn’t fulfill our promise.
- BUILD THE FOUNDATION FOR WWE – In the last eight months, the board has undertaken a very exciting new endeavor. We are establishing a 501c3 nonprofit, so that we can receive tax-deductible contributions. We hope this fund will support Girls’ Biz, and in the future help our members pay for education that will enable them to become stronger entrepreneurs.
- CONTINUE TO PROVIDE GREAT EVENTS, PROGRAMS & EDUCATION – This doesn’t need a lot of explanation, but the aim is to respond to our members’ needs, wants and expectations.
If you have thoughts, suggestions, questions or concerns about any aspect of WWE and our goals for the coming year, I would love to hear from you.
Barbara Samuel, 2014-2015 President
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Upcoming Events for Members & Guests
September 19, 2014 8:00 AM • WWBIC (Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp.) 2300 S. Park St., #103, Madison, 53713 (Villager Shopping Ctr)
September 23, 2014 5:30 PM • The Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., 8th Floor, Madison WI
September 26, 2014 8:00 AM • Esquire Club, 1025 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
October 17, 2014 8:00 AM • WWBIC (Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp.) 2300 S. Park St., #103, Madison, 53713 (Villager Shopping Ctr)
October 28, 2014 5:30 PM • The Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., 1st Floor, Madison WI
Upcoming Member Only Events
September 16, 2014 11:30 AM • The Egg & I, 2501 W Beltline Hwy #111, Madison, WI 53713
September 17, 2014 11:45 AM • Sa Bai Thong, 6802 Odana Road, Madison, WI 53719
September 17, 2014 6:30 PM • Deb SuZan, Brownstone Apts, 8502 Old Sauk, Middleton 53562
October 01, 2014 9:00 AM • Cool Bean, 1748 Eagan Rd, Madison, WI 53704
October 03, 2014 10:00 AM • Granite City, 72 West Towne Mall, Madison, WI 53719
October 15, 2014 11:45 AM • Sa Bai Thong, 6802 Odana Road, Madison, WI 53719
October 15, 2014 6:30 PM • Deb SuZan, Brownstone Apts, 8502 Old Sauk, Middleton 53562
October 20, 2014 4:30 PM • Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Dr Service Rd, Madison
October 21, 2014 11:30 AM • The Egg & I, 2501 W Beltline Hwy #111, Madison, WI 53713