RNPW Professional Development Day
We are looking forward to seeing everyone on April 11th from 7:30-11:00 at Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Country Club for our 5th Annual Professional Development Day! The theme this year is “A Leader’s Story Matters and…We Are All Leaders”. Keynote speaker, Sharon Swing comes to us with a robust background in organizational development, Consulting & Executive Coaching. This year’s workshop will include more than 50 young high school women. It will be a day filled with learning, sharing, mentoring and investing a few hours in yourself! See you then!
Partners In Kind – Pass it On!
Partners in Kind (PIK) allows MembersAlliance Credit union to engage with members of our community, do something nice (buy their coffee, ice cream, or whatever), and encourage the recipients to pay it forward by passing the kindness on to someone else.
Watch our Facebook page for a Partners In Kind Campaign. We’re hoping to inspire kindness and promote local businesses in our community by having random drawings for gift cards for some of our favorite locally owned merchant partners.
We encourage you to take any opportunity you may be presented with to do something nice for someone, just because. Don’t expect anything in return, just do it for the fun of it!
Attention: Marketers, Reps, Business Owners
Get Ready to ROCK your social media! - #SocialROCK2018 By Winnebago Buy Local
Monday, May 21st 9am - 4pm Prairie Street Brewhouse
Register at www.eventbrite.com
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET: (March 16 - May 1) $65.00 + Eventbrite's Fee
AMPLIFY your knowledge about Social Media at the 3rd annual one-day conference for local businesses; #SocialROCK - brought to you by Winnebago Buy Local.
The exciting conference will feature some of the most talented expert speakers from across the United States. FULL Schedule will be announced shortly, but don't delay on reserving your tickets.
Did you know?
Rockford Network of Professional Women exists to encourage professional and personal growth for all women through education, mentorship, and networking in order to serve one another and our community.
Update Your Member Profile AND Add or Update your HeadShot
-- Login to the "Member Area" of the RNPW website.
-- Click Member Information Editor (located on the left menu)
-- View the contact fields and update with correct information.
-- Be sure to click "Save" after each section.
-- Add a second email and phone that is personal (you can choose to hide from member directory, but a secondary method of contact that is not business related is helpful for the Membership Chair in case a member changes jobs and work info becomes invalid).
-- Be sure to click "Save".
-- Email email@example.com with any help needed.
-- Upload your image. Click "Save"
Register Today for these Upcoming Events:
May Luncheon - Perspective....A View from Lifelong Learners
May 21, 2018
11:30 AM CDT - 1:00 PM CDT
Forest Hills Country Club
5135 Forest Hills Road
Rockford , IL 61107
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS in March 2018
Joyce Bain, Independent Distributor
SeneGence makers of Lipsense
Erin Erickson, Executive Director
Anam Campus and Satori Pathway
YWCA Northwestern Illinois Child Care Solution
RNPW: Tell us about your business and what role you play in its success.
LB: I currently work as a Co-Director for YWCA Northwestern Illinois Child Care Solution's program where I oversee the childcare provider services program. This position allows me to assist roughly 1,000 child care providers further their professional development. The purpose of the provider services program is to enhance the quality of care for children in Illinois. Having the opportunity to influence the care children receive in our community brings me a great sense of accomplishment.
RNPW: What are the other things outside of work that bring you joy?
LB: My family brings me much joy. As the mother of 8 year old twins and a 6 month old, my free time is filled with family adventures and everyday comings and goings. When I get time to myself, I enjoy reading, blogging about topics that entice my passions, and being active (volleyball on the court, in the sand, or in the mud).
RNPW: What things do you like best about RNPW?
LB: What I like best about RNPW is that someone saw the value in gathering professional women together to share with each other and in each other. I like that even though I may be someone who works in the nonprofit world, RNPW allows me to meet women who work in all facets of professions, because ultimately we all serve the same community.
RNPW: What one thing do you like best about Rockford?
LB: What I like best about Rockford is that it has both rural and urban components. The Rock River Valley is a resourceful and varied community. I especially appreciate Rockford's investment in itself and our future!
RNPW: What would you say to others who are considering joining?
LB: Do it. As with anything, find the value that each opportunity can bring.
RNPW: Share the name and author of the book that you are reading (or have read) that inspires you personally or professionally.
LB: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Although I do not work directly within the housing realm, having adequate, safe housing is an essential component for society. This book changed my outlook on what families need to be present and productive citizens. I used to think education was key or even the availability of food, but if you don't have a consistent home (in a consistent school zone) or have somewhere to put that food...where does this leave families? I would definitely suggest adding this book to your "to read" list, it takes a look at Milwaukee which has similar housing concerns as our own.