Billings Chamber Women’s Network Now Accepting Registrations

The Women’s Network is now accepting registrations for membership. The Network exists as a space for female professionals to build connections and relationships and offers many volunteer opportunities to engage with and even mentor other female professionals.

The fee to participate for the remainder of 2021 is $75 for Chamber members, and $100 for non-members. The Women’s Network will deliver quarterly programming beginning March 2021 as well as opportunities to engage with the ENCORE cohort. Please fill out the form below to register for the Women’s Network.

The dates for the remaining 2021 quarterly Billings Chamber Women’s Network programming are below. Once you join the Network, there is no additional cost to attend these events/programs. All 2021 sessions will be held at the Billings Depot. The dates and times are:

  • June 17, 2021 8-10 am
  • September 9, 2021 3-5pm
  • December 9, 2021 8-10am

 

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Billings Chamber Women’s Network Offers ENCORE

The Billings Chamber is seeking diverse female leaders to form a core group of influencers inspiring women through ENCORE: Encouragement. Networking. Consulting. Opportunities. Resources. Empowerment. The Billings Chamber Women’s Network is sponsored by Wells Fargo.

The definition of ENCORE is “a demand for repetition or reappearance made by an audience.” In this case, the audience is your peers and the demand is for female leaders to repeatedly come together and commit to self-reflection, development and mentoring. As we work together to share wisdom, solve problems and discuss complicated issues, we can reappear as better, stronger versions of ourselves. We are committed to supporting female leaders in business.  Your best keeps getting better!

Through our unique programming, we focus on both personal and professional growth and explore current issues facing female leaders. At the same time, participants enhance their own leadership skills through a combination of structured workshops, small group discussions and opportunities for free-flowing conversation. Portions of our programming are designed specifically around our class members’ interests and needs.

Who Should Apply?

The ideal candidates are willing to take the risk of leaving their comfort zone with the intended reward of learning and tackling challenges. Our interactive yet personal sessions promise to be enjoyable, offer learning opportunities, and meet you where you are. We ask you to bring your authentic self, a willingness to learn and contribute, as well as an open mind. We will explore topics like work-life integration, personal health, leveraging your strengths as a female leader, uplifting yourself and others, accountability, gender bias, and even some topics that others hesitate to discuss.

ENCORE will meet for eight learning sessions and two special events over 11 months, January – November 2021, for four hours of high-value interaction in each session. Learning sessions are typically held the fourth Thursday of each month from 2-6PM.  Locations will vary.

*Participants must be current members of the Billings Chamber of Commerce or Billings NextGEN to participate. The 2021 cohort will be limited to 25 participants

2021 Dates

  • January 28th
  • February 25th
  • March 25th
  • April 22nd
  • May 27th
  • June 24th
  • August 26th
  • September 23rd
  • October 28th
  • November 18th (Third Thursday due to Thanksgiving)

If selected, tuition is $500. Limited scholarships are available based on need. Full participation in a minimum of eight program days is expected. We also expect that participants, upon graduation in November, will become involved in the Women’s Network advisory council for the following year (2022) and remain a dues-paying member of the Billings Chamber Women’s Network. Dues for the Women’s Network beginning January 2022 are $100 per year for Chamber members and $125 for non-members.

The application deadline was November 13th, 2020. If you did not apply and are interested in getting on a waiting list, please email jennifer@billingschamber.com.