Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Women’s Power Networking Successfully Launched First Virtual Chapter on Zoom Meeting Platform

Inspired by the June International Women’s Forum in Salt Lake City, Women’s Power Networking co-founder Marilyn Shannon with members Autonnette McLaughlin and Heidi Mazur found a way for women to network virtually.

Raleigh, NC - October 29, 2013: With the growth of women in business combined with the massive use of technology, the atmosphere is perfect for women to network face-to-face virtually. The Zoom Meeting platform that Women’s Power Networking (WPN) is using enabled all participants to see each other during the virtual meeting launched Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11 AM DST. The next virtual meeting is Nov 5. Join to hear Autonnette McLaughlin present “How To Convert Virtual Networking Into Money.”

It’s no surprise that the WPN women’s organization is based in Raleigh, NC with the state seeing the third fastest growth in women–owned firms up 91% (American Express OPEN Report). The organization with 20+ chapters in North Carolina and 35+ chapters across three states, empowers women personally and professionally.

The State of Women-Owned Businesses, 2013 report by American Express OPEN also found that the rate of growth in the number of women-owned enterprises over the past 16 years is growing at 1½ times the national average. http://www.womenable.com/userfiles/downloads/2013_State_of_Women-Owned_Businesses_Report_FINAL.pdf

Marilyn Shannon shares Ariel Briggs’ belief that, “with international business increasing among women, learning to navigate different cultures has become a key matter of concern.”  Briggs is the STEP Program Coordinator at the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development.

“The virtual chapter is part of Women’s Power Networking initiative to provide networking innovation to women in business globally. The ability to see the entire team during the virtual meeting enables building genuine relationships,” said Shannon.

Some of the benefits of joining WPN Virtual include the ability to:
·         build your company’s brand recognition
·         make referrals, connections and introductions with business owners globally
·         connect to the virtual platform via videoconferencing, telephone, tablet, computer or mobile devices

To be part of this innovative business building networking opportunity
1.       Join and RSVP the Meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/WPNVirtualChapter/
2.     Read the info, write down the next meeting ID number and download the Zoom software to your PC, tablet or mobile device prior to the meeting date.

Founded originally as Coffee and Contacts in 2007, Women’s Power Networking “Alliances for Business - Alliances for Life” is a national organization with chapters in North Carolina, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, WPN is the umbrella for Cocktails and Contacts, the WPN Speakers Bureau, Power Lunch, Executive Roundtable and Virtual Networking. Their weekly Coffee and Contacts chapter meetings offer women a positive environment to grow personally and professionally. Visit http://www.WomensPowerNetworking.com

WPN MEDIA CONTACT: Eileen Batson |Batson Group Marketing and PR |919.413.2318 | Eileen@BGMPR.com