Nonprofit Looks to Serve Businesswomen

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A new nonprofit will aim to support professional women in Northern Indiana. WISE Inc. will hold its first event later this month to provide information about future workshops and a regional mentoring program.

September 9, 2013

News Release

Warsaw, Ind. -- It is no secret that women in management face unique challenges in their career advancement and professional recognition. To help address these and other issues a group of 15 professional women from various organizations have joined efforts to establish a non-profit organization designed to serve professional women in the Northern Indiana region. These leaders, representing large corporations, start-up entrepreneurial businesses, government and non-profit foundations have been working for several months to launch an association which serves to further the advancement and impact of women in their careers. The result is WISE (We Inspire, Support, Empower), Inc. which will be officially unveiled at the September 19, 2013 kick-off event.

"Our vision is to be recognized as the leading organization in Northern Indiana that supports professional women’s career growth," states Tammy Allen, Director of Marketing, OrthoWorx, and President, WISE Inc. "Through WISE events and programs, we will provide educational opportunities for women to grow in their careers, develop leadership skills, and build their professional networks."

On September 19, 2013, WISE will hold an inaugural event "Making Wise Connections for Career Growth" open to anyone interested in learning more about the organization and what it offers – including future events, workshops and a one-of-a-kind regional mentoring program. The evening will also include a featured speaker, Karen Gregerson, CFO for STAR Bank, who will share how connecting with other women has positively impacted her professional and personal development. The event will be held at the Taharaa Room behind Noa Noa Wood Grill, Warsaw, IN, from 5:30-7:00 P.M. For more information about the event or to register, visit www.WISEincorporated.org.

WISE would like to recognize and thank founding sponsor, Paragon Medical, and event sponsors: The Taharaa Room at Noa Noa Wood Grill, Miles Printing, and Blue Llama Designs. For information about founding and/or event sponsorships, contact WISEincinfo@gmail.com.

About WISE, Inc.

WISE, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and support of the professional career interests of women. WISE seeks to inspire, support and empower women by offering educational opportunities for development of knowledge and leadership skills, building professional and personal connections, promoting the presence of professional women, and fostering mentoring relationships.

Source: WISE Inc.