Woman 2 Woman: The Importance of Professional Networks

I know first hand the importance of a building and creating a strong support system of women on whom I can lean on. Throughout my professional career I have had many women pour into me when I needed it the most. In fact, early in my career I experienced imposter syndrome in a professional role. This fear that I was not enough for my role would at times be all-consuming, but my mentor coached me on how to mediate and overcome this fear. She set me aside, encouraged me, and reminded me that I was not alone. Her continued encouragement has helped me advance in my career.  Without the support of other women, I could not have navigated my way through the ups and downs of being in a professional career in today's workforce. Having relationships with strong and intelligent women, who's only motivation is our well-being provides us with a myriad of opportunities to grow--professionally, personally, civically, to name a few. Magic happens when women come alongside one another. We help each other become the best version of ourselves.

Strategic Community Partners understands the importance of women supporting women. That is why we have partnered with Rebel Nell and Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) on Woman 2 Woman, a networking event  for women by women. This event on January 31 at Bamboo Detroit, from 11:30am-1:00pm is open to seasoned professional and emerging professional women. Our hope is that we are able to form a network aimed at the professional development of women provided by women. In addition to the networking aspect of the program, we will be hosting a pop-up shop of  professional attire for women involved in Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS). If you have any clothing you’d like to donate, Donations will be accepted until January 25. Donation drop off at Bamboo Detroit, 1420 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226.

We look forward to your support and engagement!