The EXTRAordinary Women has been established as a catalyst for leadership to help members expand professional and career links in our vibrant community.
We offer regular events—from networking dinners with high-profile speakers who inspire, encourage, and lead by example—to meet-and-mingle sessions in support of local member businesses.
But it’s not all about work. We also hope to enrich and engage with our women-helping-women approach and create stronger voices.
Pursuing a cooperative vision for members is designed to help contribute to equitable opportunity, achievement, and easier connections in the community.
From networking lunches with guest speakers and Happy Hours started in 2010 to connect and collaborate—TEW events provide a forum to enjoy the company of friends and to connect with colleagues and community/business leaders, where we can celebrate each other’s accomplishments (and have fun!).
We have a number of sponsorship levels/relationships with corporate allies and pursue community outreach to provide local support and involvement, helping members to advance careers, leadership potential, and professional growth.
Sponsors are welcome to work with TEW and in co-op relationships with institutions/groups and with the community on supportive
programs to assist members (and their much younger sisters) achieve recognition, goals, and foster mutual business interests.
A fundamental principle is to offer peer-to-peer mentorship starting with Leadership Team sessions when you join. Ongoing programs will include speakers and group activities.
TEW members/sponsors will promote a mentoring relationship with educational institutions/business novices to offer opportunities and assistance.
The EXTRAordinary Women will assist with individual outreach mentoring to help create an enriched learning or nurturing environment, in harmony with existing groups and institutions, to provide avenues for participants of all ages and skill sets to build marketplace skills and confidence. Introducing inspiring speakers and events and encouraging peer-to-peer relationships is designed to facilitate gender diversity and help individuals assume a larger role in today’s competitive work environments. Assisting personal growth through co-operation is a fundamental purpose of TEW.
Events feature members and special guests who are extraordinary in their spheres of influence, including performers, artists, entrepreneurs, politicians, business experts. Guests also include community leaders contributing to change through volunteer and philanthropic initiatives.
Included in the membership fee will be your profile on the group site/in membership listings.
LIAISON & PARTICIPATION
The EXTRAordinary Women will offer opportunities to participate in various programs and on committees. If you’d like to be involved as a member or behind the scenes and make a contribution, please join us. Ask for details on membership for individuals (a one-time fee) sponsorship options from founder Susan Sparkes.