July 2022

SIG Updates

The Motherhood SIG is meeting on a new date this month due to July 4th holiday madness. Join us Tuesday, July 19th at noon for "Feed your child's brain!" presented by Natalie Grace and Edie Steele. Zoom Meeting ID: 850 2695 1584 Passcode: RWN

Seeking New Members - Are you looking to connect with members who work in the world of finance? Do you appreciate a small-group atmosphere to grow relationships? Visit or join the Finance SIG! We welcome you to join us on the third Wednesday of every month, 12-1 pm, at the King and I restaurant. Purchase your own meal, bring your business cards, and start making connections with RWN members who love to talk finance! Email Katie at

Please join us on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 11:45 am for the Elevate Your Marketing SIG.

July Topic:  How to Explain What You Do (Using the Power of Story)
Presented by Ashley Falletta,

Get ready to supercharge your elevator pitch! Learn how to use the timeless strategy of storytelling to attract leads while networking, based on the StoryBrand Framework.

Takeaways/Outcomes for Attendees:

  • Ways to use the timeless strategy of storytelling to attract leads.
  • How to create an enhanced elevator pitch.
  • The 4 Easy P's of a one-liner
  • How Harry Potter can improve your business (yes, really!).

RSVP: For those who have attended our meetings previously, the Zoom is the same and you should receive a Google Calendar invite. If you are new to the group, please email or join the event in our Facebook group.

Upcoming Events

Visit the RWN website for a list of all program events, committee meetings, and SIG meetings.

July 26 • 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Next Gen of RWN Leadership Session

August 13 • 7:05 - 11:00 pm
RWN Family Night at the Red Wings

RWN is excited to partner with SCORE Mentors of Greater Rochester to bring our members a new professional development in-person conference!
September 28, 2022 • 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Oak Hill Country Club

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News from RWN

Attention Women Business-Owners: Don’t miss this opportunity with the University of Rochester Simon Business School!

The University of Rochester Simon Business School student-led Simon Vision Consulting is currently sourcing projects for the fall and spring terms. Your business could benefit from engagement with a team of five smart Simon students who would analyze and recommend actions for your business. This opportunity to apply is open now! 

What is Simon Vision Consulting?

Simon Vision Consulting is a consulting service that is offered to community companies that have a strategic issue/opportunity they would like analyzed with a recommended course of action created by a diverse group of smart MBA and MS students.

There is no charge for this service, and the engagement will be run just like a consulting engagement with a large consulting firm with milestones, deliverables, and presentation of results. These teams are advised by second-year MBA Managing Directors, and teams pair with volunteer consultants from the Rochester Professional Consulting Network as an additional resource. Clients have been extremely happy with the results (9.3/10) and the insights provided by the students, and all have said they would do it again.

This year, the group is expanding their outreach with more intention around engaging more Women-Owned businesses in Rochester.

Apply now!

More information can be found at Look for the tab to submit a project request.

These engagements would run from late September to late November/early December, and from late January to April. They are currently sourcing projects for a September start but are always open to introductions for future project engagements in January.

Our Explore RWN event is now called Explore & More – we have shortened the formal presentation and added a networking component where we SHOW, not just TELL, prospective members what RWN has to offer. After a brief overview of the organization, Explore & More attendees will join our Monthly Free to Members Networking, which is now called Meet & Mingle! Along with the usual networking with members, welcoming prospective members helps all of us widen our networks, share RWN experiences, and learn more about SIGs that may be of interest.

Rochester Women's Network has a Facebook Group just for members! If you aren't a member yet, go here to join. 

We have added new email addresses to help members and others reach us more directly, including,,, and These emails, in addition to our general, are checked frequently by committee members, so feel free to reach out should you need anything.

RWN New Members and Renewals

Sarah Bell
Marjorie W Case
Valerie Hall
Jenniffer Meiring
Alison Miller
Kathy Servoss

Community Connections

General Information:

The Enterprise Center at Pathstone is thrilled to be bringing back She Means Business for a second round! This year we've compacted the weeks and are conducting a free Virtual 7-Week Intensive Program* designed to take women entrepreneurs through the steps and processes needed to succeed in business, going from ideation to launch, from recession to expansion, and job creation.

If you're a women entrepreneur, this program is for you! Not only will you solidify your foundation, but you'll also have the opportunity to participate in a pitch competition with the chance to win up to $5,000!

If this sounds like the ideal program to move your business in the right direction, join us each Tuesday starting July 26th, from 5 - 7:30 PM, as we help startup and existing women entrepreneurs solidify their foundation and assist them in reaching the next level.

Any questions regarding the program or registration, please contact Lois Riley at 585-340-3324.

Greater Rochester SCORE has 19 Free Recorded Webinars to help you with your small business:

Nazareth College Tuition Discount
RWN maintains a partnership with Nazareth College, a significant opportunity for members interested in pursuing a master’s degree. The Nazareth College Educational Partnership provides RWN members with a 20% tuition discount and opportunities for professional development, career advancement, network building, and acquisition of necessary, relevant skills that benefit our members. Members receive the tuition discount for graduate degrees in education, human resources, management, or marketing at Nazareth, in addition to any employer tuition benefits. Please visit the Nazareth Partnership Network webpage for more details and how to apply. 

Open Access 
Alcoholism and other substance-use disorders continue to hurt individuals and families in our community every day. When you or a loved one is ready to seek treatment, call or go to Open Access at 1350 University Avenue, Rochester (585-627-1777). Open Access is staffed 24/7 and welcomes all ages. There will be an evaluation and a connection to an appropriate level of care. Families seeking guidance can call a Recovery Support Navigator at 855-778-1200. RWN member Erin Egloff, the Finger Lakes Addiction Resource Center Coordinator at the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, can also guide you to the right resources. Call her at 585-719-3485 or email Recovery IS possible.

Thank you, members!

Supporting Members of RWN help increase the financial stability of our organization. As a not-for-profit, RWN depends on funding from these augmented memberships as an essential piece of our budgetary pie.

Community Partners

Brigid Ryan
Ryan Development


Alana Cahoon
Grow 2 b U

Lori Coleman
Lori & Erin Photography

Lauren Goetz
Everyday Hands

Sarah Keenan
Davie Kaplan, CPA, PC

Ahlia Kitwana
Little Black Buddha

Sarah Marche
Leadership Logic

Kristi Mitchell
Kristi Mitchell Consulting

Renee Nearpass
Perinton & Rochester Family Acupuncture

Jessica Southwell
ApPROach Consulting

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