Networking can be stressful. Walking up to strangers, job-grubbing, the part where you realize you forgot your business cards…It’s also tough to make contacts in new cities. Especially the transition from a hyper-political town like DC to a hyper-everything town like New York City. That’s where the Women’s Information Network (WIN) comes in to save you from your awkward transitional career-building woes!
Our DC readers should be familiar with WIN, who put on great networking events, happy hours, and discussions for Democratic, pro-choice professional women. Since moving to New York City, I have missed the abundance of these types of organized activities that I had back in Washington. New York’s networking culture tends to be a little more informal than DC’s, and there is a greater diversity of career tracks, which can be intimidating at times. It turns out that many WIN ladies moved to NYC and felt the same way, so they started a WIN NYC chapter! I attended a pre-launch event last month where I met women in all different professions of all ages. It was definitely the kind of warm, welcoming environment that I had been looking for. Everyone was very friendly, conversational, and of course willing to trade business cards. There are still lots of opportunities to get further involved in event planning, or chairing committees in WIN too.
The official Launch of WIN NYC is TONIGHT on Thursday, December 8th at 7:00pm. The event will be held at The Delancey–an all around great venue–on 168 Delancey Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Come early, since the first fifty attendees get two free drink tickets each! They ask that you register for the event here.
I look forward to seeing all of our NYC Fem 2.0 readers (and contributors) tonight!
Photo Credit: Women’s Information Network (WIN)