Today I attended an event for the United Women in Business Foundation (UWIB). They’re a nonprofit organization that dedicates their time to empowering, educating, and connecting women across all business industries. The organization hosts events, trainer to trainer educational seminars, and philanthropic initiatives. Through this, they aim to inspire members to excel in tackling the ever-changing challenges women face in today’s business environment.
The event took place at one of my favorite retailers, Kendra Scott, who is known for partnering with many nonprofit organizations to host events. The purpose of the event was an to introduce people to the UWIB organization, its goals and to raise money for future events.
While mingling during the event, I had a very insightful conversation with Kelly Nelson, a board director for the Chicago chapter. She went on to explain how this organization is dedicated to women at all stages of their careers. For instance, undergraduates, graduate students, young professionals, and entrepreneurs are all part of the community.
Like many of us after college, Nelson jumped into the work force. She wanted to get more involved and meet new people because she had college activities off her schedule. United Women in Business provided her the opportunity to feel like she was apart of something meaningful. Using the network, she was able to gain valuable insight from women of all backgrounds, learn, and eventually give back and start helping others.
If this is something that aligns with you, then I highly encourage you to head over to their site. I’ve included a link below. Sometimes all you need is a community to reach out to in order to start building those skills that allow you to succeed.