Chapter Launch Networking Meeting
Event date: May 22 2008
Posted by: Allison Nazarian
That was fun! Great energy, warmth, and excitement filled the room at our launch meeting of Boca/Ft. Lauderdale Webgrrls as an amazing group of women came together for networking and camaraderie.  It was unlike any networking meeting that I have experienced.

I started by welcoming everyone and set-out the agenda for the meeting, shared my vision for the chapter and shared more about Webgrrls International and the benefits of participating.

Catherine Riley, president of Art That Works, Inc. and our sponsor for the evening, kicked-off the introductions and as we went around the room, it became more and more apparent that we were in for a special evening. The environment was friendly, relaxed, warm and supportive as we went around the very large conference table and each of us took the opportunity to introduce ourselves expressing who each of us were and what each of us does. There were so many women with so many different backgrounds. The mix included business owners, marketing people, techies, designers, and many more.

Many were already asking about the next event and about joining Webgrrls International and about what is next in general and that prompted a great discussion about the interest of the group. Some of the ideas mentioned at our event included: a wine tasting, a workshop on how to use social media sites (e.g., Facebook and LinkedIn) in our businesses and a negotiation how-to workshop/seminar.

Thanks to all who attended and helped make this a very successful chapter launch. For those who missed it, I look forward to seeing you at the next event.

Looking for Volunteers
If any of you want to help with the wine tasting event or if you know of a good speaker/expert for the social media event, let me know!

Help us determine the best events, classes, and workshops to hold
In the meantime, if you would also take a moment to fill out a very quick questionnaire to tell me more about what you are looking for out of Webgrrls, that would be great.

How to Join our Announce List
Many of you have told me you have friends and colleagues who want to be on our mailing list. Have them enter their name and e-mail in the 'sign up for e-mail announcements' field

How to Join Webgrrls
For those of you who asked me about membership info/benefits, here is the link: http://www.webgrrls.com/membership/