Create a forum for like-minded women in leadership roles from different industries and professional service organizations to come together to network, inspire, learn from each other, and invest in advancing women in the workplace.
Participant criteria: Women leaders, all levels, all industries
Over 120 members as of April 2019 and growing weekly
Six ‘Board’ Members focused on structure and growth of i.WILL
Provide networking events to promote a community forum that inspires insightful collaboration and celebrate each other and our accomplishments.
Invest in potential. Provide purposeful and passionate pay it forward and giving back mentoring/coaching programs and services.
Create a ‘launch fund’ focused on women starting a business or launching an idea.
i.WILL commenced March 2018 and has provided numerous networking events focused on empowering and connecting women.
Speakers: Clothing designer on Personal Brand, Life Coach focused on worth and internal power, sharing stories dinner, after-work networking events, author focused on culture and brand, Paint & Sip networking event, woman owned business sharing experience on launching her own company. Future events include co-hosting panel with ALT – Legal Forum for Young Lawyers, SHARE proceeds event for Breast Cancer awareness and education, New Jersey and possibly Philadelphia events scheduled in Fall.
Six networking events planned/year.
Partnered with Brooklyn Law School to mentor student groups pitching innovation ideas for CUBE Innovation Invitational competition.
Focus on relationship and partnership with First Step – Coalition for the Homeless. Donations and proceeds from networking events provided to First Step. Work clothing drive donated to First Step.
Applying for 501 C3 non-profit organization.
Goal to launch fund by Fall 2019.
Andrea Markstrom, Founder – i.WILL