Sometimes, You Have to Do It Yourself

We’d been looking for a networking group for months to no avail. We were hoping to build our personal networks of like-minded professional women whom we could turn to both for future opportunities and for advice about issues that continue to plague women in the workforce. Though there were groups for people in the advertising industry, people in business, people simply looking to socialize, we could find no networking groups for professional writers, editors, and other content producers.

So we finally decided that if this was something we really wanted, well, we’d have to do it ourselves. We came up with our mission, and from that, our name. We worked with our company’s COO, who is interested in hosting recruiting and networking events, for event hosting and funding so that we can make meetings free to members. We reached out to a local designer/developer to help us create branding and an online presence. We tapped our networks to let them know what we were planning, and to ask them to spread the word in turn.

And now we’re ready for our launch party. We hope that the vision we have for this organization and for our meetings will fill a void in Dallas-Fort Worth’s networking scene. Ultimately, we’re just excited for an opportunity, finally, to chat with and learn from other professional women and content producers in DFW.

About Women of Words Meetings

Women of Words meetings will be held the first Thursday of each month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., located near Spring Valley and the Dallas North Tollway in Dallas. Snacks and drinks will be provided during the first hour of each meeting while members mix and mingle. The second hour will be for the meeting’s planned discussion or presentation.