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Committees are formal groups within RWN that assist the Network in achieving its mission of helping women to connect, grow and succeed. Committee work offers members opportunities to lead, as well as, acquire new skills and knowledge. Please consider getting engaged! If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact the RWN office at (585) 271-4182 or email us at

Ambassador Committee Ambassador Committee Members mentor new RWN members to help them maximize their RWN experience. Committee members contact new members to share their own RWN experience and how it has benefited them as well as finding the right SIG and/or Committee that matches the new members goals and purpose for joining RWN.

Board Connections The Board Connections Committee promotes Board of Director and volunteer openings for Not-For-Profit Organizations as well as offering programs around serving on a Not-For-Profit Board including the Board Excellence Seminar.

Community Service To provide volunteer assistance to women's organizations or organizations that support women's issues in the Rochester community as a way to give back and make a positive difference. Committee identifies events, and coordinates volunteers.

Finance Committee

Monitor and assist with keeping RWN finances in line as the organization grows.

Marketing Committee Increase communication to members and increase awareness of RWN in the Greater Rochester community.

Membership Committee Grow our membership base, work to retain members and increase member involvement in RWN activities and programs.

Nominating Committee / Leadership Development Identify and screen potential candidates for leadership positions, including committee chairs and co-chairs, Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.

Orientation & Recruitment The O&R Committee organizes and holds Orientation and Recruitment Sessions approximately every six weeks for potential members, new members and members who just want to find out more about RWN. Committee members share their RWN experiences and their enthusiasm about the organization. This is a great opportunity to practice your public speaking skills. This is also a great opportunity to network with potential and new RWN members.

Program Committee Develop programs to engage RWN members on a professional and personal level. We reach out to cultural organizations, corporations & individuals to achieve goals and objectives of RWN in a fun, relaxed environment.

Revenue Development Committee Find and retain outside funding to support RWN and its continued growth.

SIG Support Committee Provide a forum for members to develop new SIG’s based on a key interest and facilitate their activities.

Summit Business Conference One of RWN’s major annual events. This full- day business conference highlights professional development, networking, and honors 5 Up and Coming Businesswomen form the community. This committee will plan, organize and promote the conference. (This committee works in tandem with the Up & Coming Awards Committee.)

Up & Coming Awards Solicit nominations for our annual Up & Coming Businesswomen Awards from the Greater Rochester Community. Establish a panel of judges, and oversee the scoring process. 5 women will be honored at RWN’s annual Summit Business Conference. (This committee works in tandem with the Summit Business Conference Committee.)
"W" Award Celebration Plan and manage one of RWN’s flagship events.  Our annual celebration of Women highlights our “W” award Honorees. There is a fundraising component to this event  the committee may elect to manage this as they like; traditionally it has been a silent auction. (Works in tandem with the “W” Awards Committee.)

"W" Awards Solicit nominations for our annual “W” Award from the Greater Rochester Community, establish a panel of judges, and oversee the scoring and voting process in the selection process. 5 women will be honored; one will be named the “W” award recipient annually. The award is presented at the annual “W” Award Celebration, Women Inspiring Women. (Works in tandem with the “W” Award Celebration committee.)

Join Us! If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact the RWN office at or 585.383.8080


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