August 2022

SIG Updates

Motherhood SIG Meeting
Bring your pups: we're meeting at the Dog Park! (Dogs are optional.)
Date Change! September 16th, 12 - 1 pm at Spring Lake Park, 99 Whitney Rd, Penfield. This will be a casual gathering. We can talk while the dogs play. Since we'll be outside, the topic of self-care may be pertinent. Feel free to bring other topics on your mind too!
BYO: Lunch & lawn chair
Rain plan: Leo's Bakery and Deli in East Rochester! (Without the dogs.)

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, August 23, 2022 at 11:45 am for the Elevate Your Marketing SIG.

August Topic:  Marketing Roundtable
Struggling with marketing challenges? Submit your questions prior to the meeting and experts around the (virtual) room will weigh in with their experiences and recommendations. 

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.

August 24 • 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Explore & More / Meet & Mingle

RWN is excited to partner with Greater Rochester SCORE to bring our members a new professional development in-person conference!
September 28, 2022 • 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Oak Hill Country Club
Registration opens Wed, August 17.
This is a members-only event.

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News from RWN

As the RWN Membership Committee continues to update practices based on member feedback, we're announcing the end of the RWN Loyalty Card program in favor of new programs that will better serve our members.

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

Amadimo Belleh
Stephanie Fix
Haley Henning
Kelly Johnson
Sarah Marche
Brittni Moore
Melissa Newcomb
Miranda Wilcox

Community Connections

General Information:

Get a head start and be the first to apply for TEDWomen Presents

We’re so excited to announce that applications for TEDWomen Presents are now open! This year, you’ll be able to join us from your home, your office, or just about anywhere. TEDWomen Presents will take place virtually on October 24–28. We have a special price for early supporters, available if you apply by Tuesday, September 20 (or until sold out).

Each day of the week will be centered on a unique theme. Ranging from overcoming barriers and accomplishing goals, deep diving into capitalizing on the new ways we work, ideas driving the quest for equality around the world, cultivating joy in business and in life, and an in-depth look at how to step up and shape the future. Here are a few things you can expect on a Connector pass…

Live daily content: Ask questions in a live interactive Q&A session with iconic speakers happening throughout the week.

Discovery Sessions: Take advantage of the deep-dive workshops to explore new interests and connect with your fellow TEDsters.

Creative connections: Find opportunities to connect and build relationships from the community chat to rapid-fire 1:1 conversations. And gain access to our award-winning app, TEDConnect.

If you would rather watch the live and recorded talks, and gain access to the on-demand content and video archive without the interactive component, you can join us on a Gallery pass (no application required).

If you have any questions, email

We hope you'll join us.

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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