Benefit from face-to-face connections for building strong foundation and trusted business relationships that could lead to financial prosperity. Opportunity to connect and reconnect with other women in the community that are either facing the same challenges or celebrating success in their chosen profession or business.
High-level of Connection Opportunities
Receive more leads, potential clients, effective referral exchange, power partners- both local and international, business tips and ideas, and leverage each member’s contacts, skills, and resources.
Regular Monthly Meetings
Attend and enjoy a Local Chapter meeting once a month that is respectful of members’ time. A regular meeting place is pre-arranged and established for the consistency and stability of the Local Chapter. It is also a place to hear dynamic speakers and gain new business contacts.
Enables members to develop long-term and meaningful business relationships and friendship with successful women in business and profession. The structure solidifies the network and allows members to be more mindful and respectful of each other’s time.
Benefit from being an exclusive member in a business industry or professional category per Local Chapter. Only one member can represent a specific industry category within a Local Chapter and three of the same industry for a Power Chapter. For example: One mortgage broker, one real estate agent, one banker, etc.
Special Guest Appearance
Opportunities for members to attend other WINGS Local or Power Chapters as a special guest.
21st Century Media Outlets
Benefit from 21st Century website link and contact information being listed on WINGS website and other online social media outlets. Optional free listing on WINGS website giving members more internet exposure.
Improve and develop public speaking skills through WINGS educational forum that touches on issues and concerns for all women in business or profession.
Social Skills Enhancement
Sharpen leadership qualities and enhance social skills from highly experienced entrepreneurs and professionals.
Exclusive Member-to-Member Discounts
Offer and receive exclusive member discounts from other WINGS members as an effective new tool to promote business.
Quarterly Networking Events and Expos
Members receive priority invitation and access to attend WINGS quarterly networking events and expos at special discounted member rate.
Members receive priority sponsorship and vendor opportunities to WINGS quarterly networking events and expos that will highlight and feature their business for more exposure and better promotion.
Business Credibility and Exposure
Add credibility to the member’s business and an opportunity to increase their exposure, not only in our area, but throughout the world.
Hear dynamic and inspiring speakers who touch on issues and concerns for all women in business or profession while interacting with other attendees and gaining new business contacts.
WINGS provides an outstanding award recognition regularly to the entrepreneur or professional that demonstrates and maintains high standard of qualities that can contribute to the overall success of WINGS organization and its members:
Members have the opportunities to enjoy and build lifelong relationships through participation in one or more WINGS Local Chapters in an effort to practice philanthropic activities that will ultimately lead to the betterment of the communities they serve.
MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES AND SCHEDULE
Per Local Chapter is allowed a maximum of 20 members, and 50 per Power Chapter, unless the group feels it can accommodate more members.
The luncheon meeting is a structured monthly gathering of all members and guests to solidify the Chapter and enables members to develop trusted business relationship and friendship. The meeting session runs for one hour or sixty (60) minutes and a thirty (30)-minute networking opportunity before meeting officially begins. The meeting is coordinated by a Local WINGS Coordinator and facilitated by a Local Chapter Ambassador who are mindful of members’ time.
11:30am – 12:00pm Network and Welcome Visitors
12:00pm – 12:15pm Read Vision and Mission Statement. 30-Second Members Intro. Pass Around Business Cards.
-- Your Intro
-- What Makes a Good Referral for You
12:15pm – 12:30pm Member Presentation
12:30pm – 12:45pm Guest Speaker Educational Moment
12:45pm - 1:00pm Membership Info for Guests, Inspirational & Success Stories, Referral Exchange, Announcements
RECOMMENDATIONS, REFERRALS, AND LEADS
A power partner is someone who works in the same marketplace as you, but is not a competitor. For example, a beauty consultant and someone selling women’s apparel work with the same target market, but do not provide the same service or product. They can work together and provide each other with referrals.
LOCAL and POWER CHAPTERS
Local Chapters are smaller groups within a bigger group such as Power Chapters that share WINGS’ vision, mission, and its purpose within a specified geographical district or territory. A Local Chapter is facilitated by a “Volunteer Chapter Ambassador” to report regularly to WINGS Local Coordinator.
ETHICAL BUSINESS PRACTICES
Integrity is the cornerstone of the way WINGS organization does business. A business built on integrity creates bonds of trust that lead to strong and enduring relationships with other entrepreneurs and professionals to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. They must practice fair dealing, honesty and integrity in every aspect of dealing with others. When acting on behalf of WINGS organization, women professionals shall not take unfair advantage through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material facts, or other unfair-dealing practices.