• The Chamber - Women Connect
  • Women Connect


  • Women Connect is just one of The Chamber’s monthly event programs, aimed to target the needs and development of professional women. Each session is held the fourth Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Following each month's presentation, attendees are welcome to stay for additional networking and conversation.

    Each time you come to an event, you can expect knowledgeable speakers addressing a range of topics applicable to women in the modern workplace. But it’s not just inspiration and education that you can expect! There are also opportunities to network and connect with your peers and local leaders, delectable desserts to sweeten your day, social opportunities to keep the conversation going and charitable opportunities to give back.

  • Upcoming Women Connect Events

  • Mission

    To bring women together in a unique, courageous forum that will build connections, provide a space to be brave and explore what leadership means both personally and professionally.

    Goals

    • To connect women with one another and strengthen their professional and personal networks.
    • Address the unique challenges women face in today’s business environment and provide the tools to develop skills necessary to positively affect their organization and community.
    • Promote and celebrate the significant role women play in the region’s economic strength. Women from a variety of sectors and career levels will learn from and be inspired to apply the information in their workplace, community and home life.
    • Provide a courageous space for women to embrace their goals and pursue their dreams with grit.


    For the past five years, we’ve been thrilled to host national keynote speakers each January. At the first-ever Women Connect event, author Lynette Lewis dropped by to talk about climbing the ladder in stilettos. Then, Oprah-featured author Fawn Germer joined us to talk “Work-Life Reset” to a sell-out crowd of 600 women as we celebrated a successful first year. Next, we hosted blogger Jessica N. Turner who shared her secrets to finding fringe hours to do the things that you love. In 2018, we welcomed Robyn Benincasa to talk about her adventure racing stories and how to work in a winning team. In 2019, best-selling author of Girl, Wash Your Face Rachel Hollis keynoted our biggest ever Chamber event with nearly 4,000 attendees! Last year, we learned how to "lean out" with author and speaker Marissa Orr.

    Want to speak at a future Women Connect session and share your story or expertise? Apply here.

    Take a look at what Women Connect is all about in this highlight video.

  • Don’t take our word for it! Here’s what others are saying. Don’t take our word for it! Here’s what others are saying.

    • "Women Connect is a monthly event that is not (and cannot) be matched in our community. Each month, hundreds of women look forward to spending an afternoon listening to a new speaker presenting on topics ranging from overcoming self-doubt and owning your own wealth to work-life fusion and the importance of self-care. As a young professional juggling a career, relationship, philanthropy efforts and much more, this event is often the only time of the month I get to slow down and do something just for me. Without this program, my commitment to personal and professional growth wouldn’t be possible.” – Alexandra Floersch, Bell Bank
    • "Women Connect is such a valuable asset to the Fargo Moorhead community. Female professionals within Eide Bailly enjoy hearing from local speakers and leaders and making valuable community connections. But most important, Women Connect allows our professionals to talk about topics that impact their daily lives and pushes our professionals to explore leadership in a courageous manner, both personally and professionally. For an organization who prides itself on creating an environment where all staff have equal opportunity to succeed, this is a great program that helps us accomplish exactly that. Programming like this is essential to shaping female leaders who will then impact our community, region and metro. We are honored to support Women Connect.” – Chad Flanagan, partner in charge, Fargo Eide Bailly
    • "I’ve attended Women Connect events since the beginning and found them to be inspiring and impactful. When I was asked to be a part of the Women Connect committee, I jumped at the chance. Not only was I excited, but honored. Being a part of the committee allowed me to help choose event speakers and topics that would inspire and empower women, based on feedback we obtained. Being a part of planning and seeing these events come to fruition was one of the most rewarding experiences of my career thus far, all because I would walk into each event and there was the positive energy of women meeting for the first time, sharing stories and ideas, connecting one another and helping one another in their careers and personal lives - THAT is powerful.” – Carrie Carney, Eventide Senior Living Communities

     

    • "My experience with Women Connect was life changing. The application process was easy, the speaker support was phenomenal, the venue fully supportive of their mission to connect women. Ironically, my topic – Self-Doubt – created a lot of self-doubt leading up to the event. When I say, life changing,’ I conquered a fear of speaking publicly, but made significant relationships with other women going through difficult seasons of life. Their feedback is the gift that will continue forever. Sharing experiences and stories is not easy – especially on a stage. Women who attend these events will undoubtedly leave stronger, more knowledgeable, empowered and connected.”  – Briana Scearcy, Stoneridge Software
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  • PUSH

    PUSH, which stands for Pursue Dreams, Unite Women, Shatter Barriers and Have Heart, is a program extension off of Women Connect. This supportive network of women empowers each other to ask tough questions, challenge the norm and grow individually and professionally. We are currently accepting new PUSH groups! To learn more about this program or register your group, follow the link below.
     


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