There’s a particular energy at the start of a new year. It brings the kind of clarity that comes from reflecting on the past while looking ahead with openness. The Sarpy Chamber W.O.M.E.N. took advantage of this special time of year by kicking 2023 off with their “Call to Action” event.
Standing for “We Optimize, Mentor, Elevate, & Network” the Sarpy Chamber W.O.M.E.N. group is a resource for everyone interested in supporting women as they navigate the unique challenges and opportunities in the workplace. The annual “Call to Action” event offers a space for guests to gather over food and drinks with guided and thought-provoking discussions. This year’s event was hosted by Hail Varsity Club in La Vista and dozens of attendees each had the chance to share their perspectives on their career journeys, managing personal and professional lives, supporting the upcoming generation and more.
“I decided it was time to realign my life around my values,” one woman shared as she discussed leaving a corporate job to start her own business. “Understanding my own values is what prompted me to trust myself to make the switch.” The afternoon was filled with similar leaps-of-faith stories. Many were led to big career changes after evaluating and prioritizing personal passions. “Lean into the fear. Do it even if it scares you,” another shared about the chance she took in changing careers to better suit her life goals.
Leaning into fear and making big, positive changes can be a hard move to make, but communities like the Sarpy Chamber W.O.M.E.N. make it just a little more possible. This supportive space also opened up conversations on creating healthy work cultures, handling unrecognized bias as women in male-dominated industries, and the importance of mentorship. The group was made up of many different ages, backgrounds, industries, and professional journeys, but common threads of empowerment and understanding wove the group closely. “I’m so proud of you,” one guest directed to another who had shared her story of career re-invention.
Of course, W.O.M.E.N. is not the only Sarpy Chamber group where space is created for community. Executive Dialogue gives business owners and decision-makers a place for guidance on their specific needs, B.U.Y.S. (Beef Up Your Sales) allows people in Sales to learn from and lean into each other, and there are many more groups designed to uplift and support like the Nonprofit Collaboration and Modern Professionals.
Be sure to visit sarpychamber.org/events to see the latest opportunities from Sarpy Chamber groups, like the W.O.M.E.N. CEO Panel on February 15th. If you’re interested in learning more about getting involved in this group or one of the many other chamber groups, get in touch with us at email@example.com.
We are your unwavering advocate. As business owners, neighbors and friends, we are Sarpy. Our whole hearts are into making a better future for all of us. As a connector of solutions and a helping hand to members, Sarpy Chamber provides knowledge and opportunities that empower local business.
Sarpy Chamber groups are a key part of that empowerment and if you are interested in being part of important conversations and professional development like what you read above, talk with us about getting involved and opening doors to a wide range of networking events, professional groups, workshops, and other activities, all with the aim of connecting business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs.
Save These Dates:
February 15: W.O.M.E.N.’s CEO Panel Luncheon
Hear from a panel of women CEOs
February 16: All Chambers Together Coffee and Contacts: RTG Medical
Special all chambers networking event in Fremont
February 21: B.U.Y.S. Event: Getting Past the Gate Keeper
Education workshop for professionals in sales
February 22: Leadership Alumni Event
Fundraiser for Rejuvenating Women
February 23: Business After Hours at Elder Law & Spark Financial Wellness
Get in some networking in the afternoon!
March 02: Modern Professional Tour at Paul Davis Restoration
Tour a unique business setting!
March 07: Membership Breakfast
Learn what a Sarpy Chamber Membership can do!
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