We are a multicultural and multi-generational diverse 501(c)(6) boutique networking group with a mission to build relationships and support women with their professional goals.
Our vision is to create an exclusively female-driven networking community in the Greater Boston area, welcoming entrepreneurs from all industries.
Originally a Wellesley Chamber of Commerce subsidiary, WBG Connects was founded more than 20 years ago and further established as a nonprofit in 2014, allowing ladies to meet like-minded professionals and make referrals in a non-pressured environment.
If you are looking to network with entrepreneurial women who are well connected, please reach out now to discuss if this is the right group for you.
What We Do
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT IS ESSENTIAL TO WBG
The various virtual events offered focus on professionally relevant topics such as preparing for stand-out presentations, delivering successful elevator pitches, and harnessing exceptional customer service skills. Our goal is to provide a learning platform where members receive supportive and constructive feedback.
HARNESS YOUR NICHE AND DEFINE YOUR PRESENCE
WBG Connects aims to provide opportunities where you can share your expertise. This year we've introduced Lunch & Learn, a program offering a rotating range of subjects to keep you on your toes! In the first three months of the Lunch & Learn launch, our topic for members to prepare for is: "Delivering 30-minute presentations followed by a 10-minute Q&A." In addition, members are encouraged to prepare handouts and create a virtually interactive presentation on a topic of their choice. There are more ideas to come.
EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TRUSTED ADVICE
With our range of experienced professionals–some even retired!–WBG is lucky to offer mentorship services. Once you connect with our members, you'll learn who has the right experience to help guide you on business matters. The right person will make all the difference. You'll feel more confident in your decision-making approach; know that you are not "in it by yourself" and have the assurance that some members want to help advise you if they can.
OUR GROUP REPRESENTS MANY INDUSTRIES
There are times when you can refer someones services or products, that's where WBG can help. Our members are a blend of entrepreneurs and established professionals, such as independent consultants, coaches, advisors, attorneys, speakers, founders, authors, podcasters, presidents, and business owners, who are looking to refer you business where they can, whether it be through their networks or for themselves. We want you to succeed; let us be your main source for reliable and high-quality connections.
SOFT SKILLS ARE IMPORTANT TO KNOW
Become more aware on how you are perceived when presenting yourself to others through a range of mediums. Our Coffee Connects sessions are 45-minute informational discussions that highlight a broad range of business etiquette related topics, such as making introductions, great first impressions, and professional email communications. We want you to master business etiquette: Allow us to show you the way.
WBG IS NOT ONLY A NETWORKING GROUP, WE ALSO ENJOY BEING SOCIAL
Restarted in 2022, we've introduced in person cultural, social, and philanthropic events ranging from coffee, brunch, lunch, dinner, and cocktail hour. We will open our doors to non-members for a few of our events and others will be exclusively for members only. If you enjoy the social aspect of networking, learn about our annual memberships by clicking here to see if we're the right fit for you.
Valuable Ways to Connect
& Grow Your Business
VIRTUAL MONTHLY MEETING
Our much loved Speaker’s Series is a virtual meeting where a female entrepreneur talks about a relevant subject of interest to our members followed by speed networking and breakout rooms.
Open to prospective members.
Lunch & Learn is a monthly micro-program designed to educate our members, highlighting various topics that affect entrepreneurs in today’s business world.
Presented by members for members.
Coffee Connects allows members to network in person, or online in a casual setting.
Members meet on the third Friday at
8:00 AM each month for 45-minutes.