The Professionals Women’s Network of Moore County

The Professionals Women’s Network (PWN) of Moore County joined Bill Sahadi of Fore Properties to discuss the benefits of being a member of an all-women’s networking group and what they are supporting this year in our county.  Speaking on behalf of the PWN were members: Danaka Bunch- PWN President, Julie Tampa of Penick Village, Monica Zimmerman of ConnectNC.com and PWN Social Media Director, and Patty Rea of Carolina Eye Associates and PWN Invocation Director.

The sole purpose of the Professional Women’s Network is to support women in the accomplishments of their goals and practice by interacting with fellow professionals.  PWN meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Pinehurst Members Club.  Networking begins at 11:30am with an open forum and lunch is served at 12pm while a high caliber speaker discusses specific issues that pertain to women today and educates our group about local programs or needs.

Community involvement and local support is a big drive for the ladies of the Professional Women’s Network.  Again this year, they decided to be a supporter of the Moore County Literacy’s Spelling Bee as one of the 22 teams competing.  Last year the team of PWN won best costume for dressing as the 1980’s movie characters from 9 to 5.  For 2011, PWN had a different goal for the spelling bee: they wanted to help the Moore County Literacy Council (MCLC) by raising the most money for their large fundraiser.  This year’s team for PWN dressed as the ladies-version of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.  The members of PWN achieved their goal and earned the Keep the Hive Alive Award from MCLC’s Spelling Bee.  Right now, the ladies of PWN are recruiting clothing donations (both professional and casual attire for women) that will be distributed to the Bethany House, as well as SJP’s Mobile Health Unit.  The goal of this clothing drive is to assist women by offering them a chance for empowerment and opportunity within the business world.  PWN has chosen their October meeting to support breast cancer, as this is an important issue facing all women.

Membership to this wonderful group is only $45, which includes speakers for each month, networking with a dynamic variety of professional women, as well as our December Holiday Dinner at the Members Club.  If interested in joining, learning more or to donate to the clothing drive campaign, please feel free to contact the Professional Women’s Network at the following locations and one of the members will contact you directly. Website: www.professionalwomensnet.org, on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PWNMooreCounty, or email to membership@professionalwomensnet.org.  The members of the Professional Women’s Network of Moore County invite you to join them for a wonderful lunch, a great program and fellowship among vibrant women.

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