What Women Entrepreneurs (WE) Are All About
WE of Illinois was founded in 2013 by a group of experienced business women that had been part of many networking groups. They created a vision to develop a cohesive networking group where members would know each other well enough to provide authentic and knowledgeable referrals and leads.
This is an exclusive membership group, meaning we strive to have a diverse membership made up of professionals from different facets of business and service industries. In order to have a diverse membership we limit the number of people who can join from any one industry.
Potential members are welcome to attend a meeting to determine if there is a mutual fit. Women who find this group beneficial to join are people that have a business, or are involved in a business that seeks new leads and referrals to thrive. She is someone who wants to network, is interested in learning about other business, and can commit to meeting for two lunch meetings a month. We understand that there are occassions when you have pressing business, travel plans or another obligation that prevents you from attending a meeting. We are busy professionals ourselves but we aim to have consistent attendance for the benefit of all members.
Members of our group have an opportunity to network and build relationships during our meetings and during Lake Zurich Chamber Events. Time spent doing philanthropic activities allows our members to get to know each other better and also give back to the community.
Lunch Meetings Twice Each Month (1st and 3rd Wednesdays)
Our Meetings consist of of an educational session, a member business spotlight, a discussion of current networking opportunities and a review of recent internal and external referrals. Because we limit the size of our group, our members get to know each other on a personal and business level which makes meetings enjoyable and networking effective.
Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce Events
We have a group membership within the Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce. Membership in our group allows our members to attend LZCC events as a member of WE, representing their field or business area. For events that require a fee, our members pay the LZCC membership price.
We encourage our members to participate in an activity that gives back to the community at least once a quarter. We are happy to receive recommendations from our members regarding possible activities to participate in.
Currently we have members who have helped out at a local community garden which supplies produce to local food pantries. And we have also had members who help sort and organize food for another local food pantry. These activities not only help us give back, but also help us get better antiquated and meet others in our communities where we live and work.
Please take a look at the Business Profiles of Our Current Members and Contact Us if you are interested in further information about our group or to arrange to attend a future meeting.