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Gainesville Area Women's Network


May Monthly Meeting: Networking with a Twist

 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!
When networking, many people are so focused on what they'll say next that they don't take time to fully hear the person they're talking with.  They may come away from a ten-minute conversation not even remembering the other person's last name.
This month's All-Skate Networking is designed to help you learn to be an effective listener and focus on gathering information about your conversation partner.  After we've had time to eat lunch and socialize, each person will stand up and give a 30-second elevator speech...about the person sitting next to them.  Your goal is to engage with your partner, find out all you can about her or him, and then synthesize that into thirty seconds of selling your conversation partner's business.
Are you up for the challenge? 
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: Kathryn Lancaster

Congratulations to Kathryn Lancaster for winning the Spotlight Award at our March luncheon! Kathryn is an Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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

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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!