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Gainesville Area Women's Network

Our Next Monthly Meeting

"The Big 2015 ... What's Your Networking Plan?"

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
 Guest Speaker: Bob Shrum
Network and learn while enjoying a delicious meal at the Sweetwater Branch Inn!
About Bob Shrum:
Bob worked as an Electro-Mechanical Senior Ordnance Engineer at the Kennedy Space Center Launch Equipment Test Facility for Boeing Aero Space.  Prior to retirement he was Coordinator of Tech, Ride & Show at Universal Studios.   Bob came out of retirement to join Rodan + Fields as an Independent Consultant.  He served on the Florida Leadership Advisory Group which helped steer the growth of Rodan + Fields Consultants throughout the State of Florida. Along with his wife Jamie, they lead a team across the US.

But more than learning to build a direct sales business, he had to learn to network in the community and online.  Over the last several years, Bob was instrumental in the start up of three networking groups, Professionals Building Relationships-Valdosta GA, Gainesville Networking Challenge- Gainesville FL, Knoxville Networking Challenge-Knoxville TN.  He is a member of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and a student of life.  

His hobbies include hang gliding, skiing, swimming, sports cars, motorcycle riding, hiking, and traveling to enjoy the vast landscape of our universe.


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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!