At the first Great Girls Network (GGN) networking meeting of the 2017, we shared the new tagline, evolved vision and plans for 2017. This direction was guided by the survey completed by almost 100 GGN members and conversations during networking meetings. To learn about the launch of four tracks for GGN membership, annual membership fee, and vision, please read below.
Members expressed a strong desire for more frequent small-group gatherings so that members could share common experiences and build authentic relationships. In Spring 2017 we launched the following four tracks:
Whether you are new to the workforce or returning to the workforce, this track will help you build a strong foundation for your future growth. Small-group gatherings will form around conversations on defining your passion and what motivates you, building your personal brand (offline & online), leveraging your network and advancing your career. [NOTE: this Track Meeting is not currently active. We will start it up again when our members let us know they want it!]
This track helps build and expand on current and future career opportunities. Meetings will focus on topics such as solidifying your networks, both personal and professional, so that they truly serve you, and provide you with the assistance you need to continue on your path; mentoring each other in how to handle difficulties in your work life; learning how to create more balance between work life and personal life; and improving communication and conflict management skills to better manage your life.
This track focuses on allowing yourself to accommodate the “itch” to make changes in how you are living and what you are doing. Potential discussion topics include: opening up to different directions, possibilities, perhaps even career change; breaking out of the patterns that once served you but are now getting in the way of your progress; getting more comfortable in your own skin, speaking more authentically, with more self-awareness; and finding different people, connections, that lead you to new challenges and adventures.
Once we have reached certain milestones in our lives, we start to look for ways to give back and make contributions beyond doing our jobs and doing them well. We want to find ways to help others move toward their goals, achieve their dreams. We can learn from each other about healthy, productive ways to accomplish this, being able to leave a lasting legacy that keeps on giving. This can include mentoring, volunteering, and other forms of participation that can help us impact the lives of others. [NOTE: this Track Meeting is not currently active. We will start it up again when our members let us know they want it!]
We got a lot of feedback from our members about starting a Be Well Track. Some want it to be about health and fitness, some want to learn about skin care and ways to feel and look younger and healthier, some want general information about wellness and well-being.
All of us could use some direction and new ideas around learning how to take better care of ourselves in mind, body and spirit. Women who care about others tend to put others first!