From the desk of Karen Lombardo, President of Put Another Way.
Being a woman in business is challenging. Your tool bag should be stocked with desire, strength, stamina, vision, and guts. Yet you may also need resources and help so where can you go to get the help you need?
When I started my business last year I thought I was prepared. My tool bag was full, and I was ready to take on the world, yet I still needed that help and support. I was looking for women like me, and I found them in the Women’s Business Council (WBC) of the Capital Region Chamber. After getting my feet wet with some of the great networking events and luncheons, I looked to dig a little deeper and found there were committees available to support the infrastructure of the WBC.
So, I would like to share with you my top 5 reasons to volunteer on a committee with the Women’s Business Council:
Great minds think alike. The Communications Committee seemed like a perfect fit for me. I am a content writer and where best to use what I know that the Communications Committee? Are you a ‘woman about town’? Try the membership committee and gather new members while you’re out and about.
You will find resources and be a resource all at the same time. Are you a non-profit and need some help finding benefits for your team? Or you just found an office supply company that discounts non-profit companies. Join the Adopted Nonprofit Committee and be a part of some great resource sharing.
Build your resume. Have you ever written an event announcement or helped plan a party for say, 200 of your closed Chamber friends? Learn to do this by joining a committee that performs one of these functions and you have added a new skill to your list of talents!
You meet great people. Period. Nothing more to say!
It’s where you live. Joining the Women’s Business Council and subsequently joining a committee has expanded my footprint into the community where I work, live, raise my family, and spend my leisure time. I wanted to be a part of telling the greater Capital Region about this wonderful place with all the hidden gems, resources, and events that are here for the taking.
If you feel like this too, c’mon and join us! Bring a cup of coffee and come to a meeting to find out what we’re all about. You can also check out the Women’s Business Council’s page here.
For more information on joining a WBC Committee, please contact Marna Redding, Vice President of Member Services at the Capital Region Chamber, at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to us via the blog or Facebook.