Welcome to Coastal Women's Forum. CWF (Coastal Women's Forum) is an organization that provides women with business and professional networking opportunities. With monthly meetings offering dinner or lunch venues, we can accommodate busy schedules. Dinner and lunch programs offer a variety of speakers on local and regional interests. We promote self-development through our programs, presentations and discussions on business related topics.
Coastal Women’s Forum provides an opportunity for business and professional women to meet periodically to enjoy, learn from, and support one another. The group promotes self-development through networking and enhancement of business and professional acumen among women in this community through programs, presentations, discussions on business and related topics, and via personal contacts. Members are career women and women who have been involved in or anticipate a career in business, professional, or public life.
As I begin my year as President of Coastal Women’s Forum, I like to reflect on the first CWF meeting I attended in 2009 as a guest of my sister-in-law, Carol Jordan. At that time, I was stillworking full time in Northern Virginia, but my husband and I had bought a home here and we would come down as often as possible. On one visit in October of 2009, Carol asked me if I wanted to go with her to a CWF lunch meeting. Everyone was so inviting and friendly and I left lunch making plans tocome back and join CWF the next time we were in town. I don’t remember the program that day, or what I ate for lunch, but I do remember meeting a lot of amazing women; Gayle Albertini, Thea Kincaid along with Carol Jordan all sold me on CWF. It was probably just another meeting to them and I’m sure they don’t remember me, or realize the impression they made on me at that one meeting which has brought me full circle to where I am today.
My theme for this year is Members, Memberships and More because I believe in the power of our members and the value of a membership to CWF. As members, we have access to women who are powerful, amazing leaders both in the community and in business. We all have stories to tell, ideas to share and smiles that are contagious. As president, I challenge each of you to invite a guest to each meeting as Carol did for me and someday, when one of them is elected as president they will reflect on their first meeting too.
Take full advantage of the website, directory and your membership. It only takes a moment to reate your personal account if you haven't alread done so. Let's do it today!
Registration for Members: 1. Click Sign In in the top right hand corner under the button that says Join Group. (If you received this email, you are an active member and are already in our database so do NOT click Join Group)
2. A small sign-in window will pop up. If you don't already have a password click on the link Create an Account to come to a new page.
3. Fill out the form with your name and using the email address that this email was sent to (this is important!) in order to create your private account by setting a password. This is your personal password so please make sure you can remember it. If you use a different email address to register you will create a duplicate account and won't be able to access the information already added to your profile. If you need to change the email address you can do that once you are logged in.
4. You will be asked to confirm your email address and finalize the registration process by checking your email and clicking the link provided.
5. You will now be able to access the member directory and your personal profile. You can edit your personal information, add a photo and browse other member's profiles and all other pages on our new site.
From now on you will be able to make your meeting registrations directly through our website, view our calendar of events, browse our photo gallery, and make your annual membership payment safely and quickly by credit card through PayPal. All in one place!
If you are a brand new member and would like to join, please do so by clicking JOIN GROUP and follow the instructions. We are happy to have you!
Keep in mind that this is a new process for all of us and we are doing our best to make it as efficient and easy for everyone. If you run into any problems or have questions let us know by sending an email to CoastalWomensForum+Admins@groupspaces.com. One of our website administrators will get back to you as soon as possible.