Here’s your April WINsight
In case you missed it…
- WIN’s signature event Women Opening Doors for Women (WODW) will be here before you know it! Applications for WODW leadership positions are due Sunday, April 30 at 5:00 p.m. To apply, go here. If you have any questions, please contact Amber English Coleman, WIN Events Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Development Series (PDS) Highlights
WIN Training and Partnerships Director co-hosted a successful career mapping workshop with Emily Lamia, former WIN leader and founder & CEO of Pivot Journeys. Using Gallup’s StrengthsFinder, attendees identified their bright spots, connected their strengths to their current work, and analyzed future career paths based on their strengths and important life factors, like personal passions, family, and health considerations.
The Professional Development Series team welcomed Christa Davis, Madalene Mielke, and Janice Omadeke to commiserate on Equal Pay Day. The panel discussed their strategies for negotiating a starting salary, asking for a raise, and getting the paycheck WINners deserve.
Network and Political Highlights
The Arts & Culture and Environment Networks hosted “Sip ‘n Swap,” a seasonal fashion clothing swap for WINners and friends. As always, all unclaimed items were donated to Martha’s Table.
The Political Action Team supported JWI’s Young Women’s Leadership Network in their Young Women’s Advocacy Day. Advocates lobbied congress on issues like domestic violence and assault, reproductive rights, and equal pay. Our own WIN Chair, Edwith Theogene, co-lead a breakfast briefing and congressional meetings. Are you a Network leader or WIN member who would like to be featured in the WINsight? Please email Emily Imhoff at email@example.com.
Spring 2017 Week of WIN: WINdurance Highlights
The Nonprofit Network and Professional Development Series co-hosted a panel discussion about why WINners should serve on a board, how to identify board opportunities, and the skills needed and gained as a board member. Speakers included Melissa Wolfe, Director of Governance at United Way Worldwide; Katie Breslin, Immediate Past Chair of the Women’s Information Network; Amy Nakamoto, Program Officer at the Meyer Foundation; and Samantha Pawlak, Board Member of Collective Action for Safe Spaces.
WIN’s Membership Director teamed up with Bossed Up! to host a sold out (!) happy hour.
DC Diary made an appearance, and WINners shared their journeys becoming–or growing into–career women in Washington DC.
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- The Book Group is hosting a discussion and viewing of The Handmaid’s Tale on Sunday, April 20 at 1:00 p.m.
- The Political Action Team‘s fundraising team, Choice WINs, is hosting a happy hour to support DC Abortion Fund during their annual Bowl-a-thon on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m.
- WIN’s Executive Committee is hosting a potluck brunch on Sunday, May 7 at 11:30 a.m.
- The Lobbying & Advocacy Network is hosting its last Road to Advocacy event, Advocating Effectively, on Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m.
- The Women in Law Network is volunteering with Neighborhood Legal Services’ first legal clinic on Saturday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m.