And WILMA’s Women to Watch are...
Join us at the
2014 Women To Watch
Celebration and Winner Reveal
Friday, October 24
The dress is cocktail attire - feel free to don your ornate patterns and bangles!
Union Station, 5th floor
Pay parking will be available in the Nutt St. parking deck with overflow parking available at the Wilmington Convention Center parking deck.
WILMA Magazine invites you to our Union Station oasis to celebrate this year’s finalists and overall winners of our annual Women to Watch competition - all with a Moroccan-inspired flair.
Applaud our finalists and winners in style, satiate your senses with exotic bites by Bon Appetit, mingle with other guests under the moonlight, experience the timeless art of bellydance, or just nestle into one of our lounges with a signature wine cocktail in hand and your favorite friend by your side. This soiree is one not to be missed...
$45 per person
$400 for a group of 10
Click on the Buy Tickets tab above to purchase your 2014 Women to Watch ticket!
Are you a Woman to Watch? Do you want to take on greater leadership roles in your profession and community? Or do you want to help women in your organization reach their full leadership potential?
If so, here are several ways to plug into the WILMA Women to Watch Leadership Initiative:
- Join a networking group – Women to Watch will help women connect with others in a similar industry or area of interest. Women to Watch worked with tekMountain to start the first one, Cape Fear Women in Tech, which launched in July. Check back for details about the next group to launch.Join a board of directors – Women to Watch has partnered with United Way of the Cape Fear Area and UNCW's QENO to train potential board members and match them with board opportunities based on their skills and interests. Click here for more information about the Get on Board! program and to sign up here.
- Keep up with opportunities – Each month, WILMA magazine includes information about leadership opportunities in the community as well as profiles about other successful women. Pick up a copy of the latest issue or click here for this month's calendar.
- Mentoring – Up-and-coming women in the community will be matched with women and men mentors to assist with their leadership development. Check back for details about signing up to participate as a mentor or mentee.
- Attend events – Meet other Wilmington leaders and women interested in furthering their leadership potential at the Women to Watch events throughout the year.
- Apply to the Women to Watch Awards – Nominations are now closed for the 2015 Awards. Finalists and winners will be featured in an upcoming issue of WILMA, and winners were announced at an awards party in October. Announcements will be made for next year's nomination's period.
- Apply for the WILMA Leadership Institute – Nominations also are closed for the first class of the Women to Watch Leadership Institute, which will start in the fall. The Leadership Institute selects eight women annually to go through more intensive leadership training, have a peer advisory board, and receive greater exposure to experienced executives. The group meets once a month in the ten-month training program for half-day sessions. Because of sponsor support, there is no fee for participants going through the training program.
- Keep up with local leadership coverage – Branded Women to Watch stories, including profiling local women leaders, featuring up-and-coming women in the community, delving into opportunities and obstacles to women assuming more leadership roles, and highlighting relevant events and initiatives appears in the monthly print publication, its WILMA Weekly email newsletter, and on itswebsite.
- Join the WILMA Network – Women to Watch sponsors receive additional access to women executives and business owners, invitations to private events and recognition in WILMA’s magazine and website (click here for a directory). For more information, contact Melissa Pressley at firstname.lastname@example.org 343-8600, ext. 203, or click here.
Tell us your ideas – As we work on getting our next Leadership Institute programs off the ground, we’re interested in hearing what you think would be helpful in helping you achieve your leadership goals. Take our survey here to share your input.
If you have questions or for more information on the various programs, click here, or email Vicky Janowski and Maggi Apel, co-leaders of the Leadership Initiative, atW2W@WILMAOnTheWeb.com.