Skip to main content

Gainesville Area Women's Network


May Monthly Meeting: Networking with a Twist

Gawn Graphic - May 2015 
It's time for our All-Skate Networking program, where you normally get a chance to practice your 30-second "elevator speech." But this month, we're changing things up a bit!
Learn more about our next meeting on our Monthly Meeting page. 
Meeting Registration and Cancellation Policy: To be eligible for a meeting refund, you must cancel your reservation by 11:59pm on the Sunday the week of the meeting. The registration cancellation must be submitted online or emailed to the Registrar.


Member Spotlight: Lou Anne Edwards

Lou Ann EdwardsCongratulations to Lou Anne Edwards for winning the Spotlight Award at our April luncheon! Lou Anne is the firm administrator at Dell Graham, P.A.

You can read more about Lou Anne and her business on our
News and Articles page.

Help us Pack-A-Purse!

To support the women of the Displaced Homemaker’s Program, we invite you to join GAWN in the “Pack-A-Purse” initiative.  Every woman needs her essentials to feel prepared and confident, so please help us reach our goal of 30 purses.
     The collection date is quickly approaching, so please bring a purse and/or items to fill one to the GAWN luncheon this Wednesday, May 20th.  We also welcome cash or check donations, and a purse will be bought, filled, and sponsored in your name. Please contact Jamie Shrum at (407) 625-5347 with any questions.



Our Purpose 

To promote a spirit of cooperation and support among women and those who support or target women in business, provide a strong network of business contacts and enhance members' professional and personal advancement.

Join Us Each Month

3rd Wednesday of Every Month
11:30am - 1:00pm
Sweetwater Branch Inn
    625 East University Ave, Gainesville, FL

Come join us for some great networking, lots of friendly smiles and a delicious lunch too.

A Note from Our Chairperson


Peg O'Connor
GAWN Chairperson 2014-2015


We're off to a great start for GAWN's 2014-2015 year with plenty of useful programs and interesting workshops lined up. We're undertaking some major projects this year, such as revamping our entire website to make it more user-friendly and intuitive. We're also working to improve and streamline our internal operations by updating our policies and job duties.

My job as chair is not only to ensure the overall health of the organization, but to make GAWN a friendly and welcoming place for you, our members, to come share a meal, create and nurture relationships, and hone your networking abilities.  To that end, I hope you will share your feedback with me--what are we doing right?  What should we change?  Talk to me or any of the other board members about your ideas and suggestions.  
Together we can make this an organization that serves you and your needs, both now and for years to come.

Let's do this!

Join us on Facebook and Google+!

Invite your network to attend GAWN monthly meetings and stay up-to-date with membership information.