The Women’s Network of Collier County (WNOCC) is a non-profit organization created for working business women to create a network in the Collier County area where women can be empowered via networking, education, seminars, and raising scholarship funds for single working moms in a positive atmosphere. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30am-1pm, in which we have lunch, network and provide speakers to enhance and educate based on diverse hot topics in business.
2017 Board of Directors
President: Gina Sisbarro/ Marco Office Supply
Vice- President: Amber Phillips/ Sage Events LLC
Secretary: Stacy Nicolau/ Neapolitan Family Magazine
Treasurer: Karen Parry/ Best Interest Mortgage
“Opportunities are hiding everywhere, the trick is knowing how to find them.” I do love this quote because I can share for you one of the first trick of opportunity and that is becoming or renewing your membership with WNOCC. The second trick is to stay active and become visible within the group. What makes the WNOCC so unique is it is more than “just networking”. It is about women in business helping other women in business. It is about the new members teaching the older members. It is about the older members sharing their experience with the newer members. It is the opportunity to be honest and open with each other and say “I need help” and “To whom and where do I fix this”. It is the experience knowing you are not alone in the world of “breaking into a man’s field”, starting your own business, balancing all your roles as a woman, dealing with business and women’s issues, finding your voice, learning your strengths, repairing those short comings and just being the best darn person you can be with what resources you have!
Other referral groups are number driven by money, checks and balance sheets for the month and that’s just fine. WNOCC is a resource, sometimes we add to the balance sheets of business exchanged, however more importantly, we are a check and balance sheet for one another. We are a support group that lends a hand in helping each other reach out, grow, exchange and gain knowledge.
WNOCC is a sisterhood, a sisterhood that comes together once a month to share, care and exchange our wealth of knowledge. Our passion is to give. To give women the opportunity to make that change in their life through our scholarship fund and pursue their dream for a better life for themselves and for their families. That is truly the “trick”; however we don’t hide them, we work hard to make them available to as many women as we are financially able.
So, are you ready to hop on board WNOCC train? If so, the train makes plenty of stops along the way. Your table is waiting in the dining car and your membership card is on reserve to join, renew and rejoice in being a woman…a woman in business. Looking forward to a truly exciting year along our amazing board: Amber Phillips, Karen Perry and Stacy Nicolau.
Cheers and start blocking out the second Tuesday of each month!!
WNOCC Board Meeting Minutes
1. Meeting commenced at 9:21 am with all board members present.
2. Treasurer report: Karen is still getting authorized to take over accounting. She will contact Anne
1. Cancellations: Cancellations will require a 48 hour notice to receive refund for luncheon. A
hospitality committee could be created to generate calls and reminders.
2. Invoices: Memberships will be $85 until March 31st; then price will increase to $95 for the annual
3. Bylaws: Gina distributed and will review next meeting.
1. Mission Statement: Gina made amendments to the mission statement which were unanimously
2. We will apply to change status to 501 (3) ©.
3. Scholarships: Board discussed strategies to make scholarship process more effective. Gina will
talk to Anne Marie for help and will contact FSW, Hodges and LWIT.
4. Speakers: Amber will continue to book speakers. A suggestion was made to have a
mother/daughter luncheon in the summer. Upcoming speakers will be:
March: Sabine Halboth
April: Angela Bruckner, Constant Pursuit
May: Joyce Beers Neat Method
August: Jessica Macera, Dynamic Solutions
September: Kelley Price, Esq. of Cohen & Grigsby and the Legal Aid Society; Stacy to confirm
October: April O’Leary, Life and Business Coach
Open Agenda: March meeting needs a leader; Karen volunteered.
Meeting adjourned at 10:45 am.