Providence, R.I. – Tuesday, February 7, 2018—For more than a year, the Women in Leadership Nexus has been committed to empowering women to recognize that they can intentionally choose to become the next-gen leader—the type of leader whose spirit, passions and vision positively impact the organizations in which they work and the people with whom they touch.
Throughout 2017, more than 200 women joined the movement, showing up at Nexus leadership events, joining the blogging community and challenging traditional paradigms that hold that leadership is determined by hierarchy. On March 1, the Women in Leadership Nexus will formally unite this group of women by officially opening up membership to its Rhode Island Chapter.
“Over the last 12 months, the Nexus has assembled a powerhouse group of female trailblazers united in their belief that leadership can and should look different,” says Nexus Founder/CEO Carrie Majewski. “Together, we’ve explored the tenets of next-gen leadership, set aggressive goals for personal and professional growth, and shared our greatest challenges openly and authentically. We’ve committed to being the agents of change. I could not be more thrilled to officially open up membership to the Rhode Island Chapter, a move that will allow this special community to more purposefully accelerate their leadership journey.”
Nexus members will enjoy a number of benefits from members-only pricing at quarterly chapter events to access to a members-only portal to preferred rates for Nexus- and partner-led leadership development workshops.
On Feb. 1, the community gained insight into the types of chapter events the Nexus will hold, with its 2018 kickoff event: “Letters to Yourself: A Moment of Introspection.” The event, which attracted more than 35 local business leaders, featured guest speaker Katie McDonald, founder/CEO of bnourished and self-care strategist, who offered tips on how to make decisions today for which your future self will be thankful. Participants were also able to reflect on a critical moment of time and write letters back to their younger selves, sharing the insights gleaned in small groups.
"Women need more women cheerleaders. The Women in Leadership Nexus gives us just that, bringing together women of all ages and career paths to a safe haven to let our hair down, learn new things, be vulnerable, laugh (a lot!) and grow—together," says Jen Hetzel Silbert, a Founding Member of the Nexus. "Each event and interaction gives me a reason to stand taller and with the confidence that, in spite of the daily challenges faced at home and on the job, I know I'm capable, I'm worthy and I'm not alone."
To ensure active, meaningful participation of its members—and an alignment between value sets and leadership ideals within the group—all potential members will be asked to complete an application process. Through it, potential members will have the chance to share their personal narrative, as well as hopes for their leadership journey. An Application Review Committee will review all applications.
The Nexus will offer both Professional Membership and Corporate Membership, with organizations able to sponsor a specific number of employees. Members will pay yearly dues.
To join the mailing list for Nexus to receive information about how to apply when membership opens, click here.
About The Women in Leadership Nexus
The Women in Leadership Nexus empowers women to recognize that it’s not title or hierarchy that defines a leader; rather it’s a mindset to actively and intentionally choose to lead. Through in-person events and an interactive online community, the Nexus unites women looking to explore, shape and apply the principles of a next-gen leader. A New England-based organization, the Women in Leadership Nexus community includes professionals across all industries, hailing predominantly from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. To learn more, please visit www.wilnexus.com. Visit the Women in Leadership Nexus on Facebook, Twitter and on LinkedIn.
The Women in Leadership Nexus is committed to sharing the sentiments of powerhouse women who are flipping the leadership paradigm, believing that leadership is a choice instead of a position.