Professional women's organizations Featured

10:08am EDT July 22, 2002
American Business Women's Association

Six local chapters meet monthly to help women and men grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking and national recognition.

Contact: Linda Buck, 272-0457

American Women's Society of Certified Public Accountants of Central Ohio

Provides resources, networking and mentoring opportunities for women CPAs. Monthly meeting dates vary.

Contact: Christa Dewire, 225-8700

The Association for Women in Communications, Columbus Chapter

Provides networking and professional development for women and men in all communications industries. Meets monthly, September through May.

Contact: Susan Aman, 263-0299

Business and Professional Women U.S.A.

Eleven local chapters promote equity for women in the workplace through advocacy, education and political and community involvement. Meeting times vary.

Contact: Kate Woodward, 823-0140

Columbus Area Women's Business Council

An informal networking organization sponsored by the law firm of Chester, Willcox & Saxbe. Meets for a noon lunch the third Wednesday of every odd-numbered month at Wm. Graystone Winery.

Contact: Diane Lease, 221-4000

Columbus Association of Legal Secretaries

Provides legal education, professional certification, networking and a commitment to a professional code of ethics. Meets for a 6 p.m. dinner the first Wednesday of each month, September through June, at Berwick Manor.

Contact: Denise Arie, 221-2121

Columbus Chapter of the Women Presidents' Organization

Monthly roundtable offering education and networking for women entrepreneurs. Open to new members in July and August.

Contact: Linda Reese, 855-2945

Columbus Commercial Real Estate Women

Promotes professional, educational and business opportunities for women in the commercial real estate industry. Meets for luncheons, usually the first Tuesday of each month.

Contact: Lori Black, 764-3100

The Columbus Women's Network

Networking group for professional women. Meets at 5:15 p.m. the last Monday of even-numbered months and the last Tuesday of odd-numbered months, September through June, at the Radisson North.

Contact: Marcia Chambers, 798-1107

Dublin Women in Business and Professions

Networking organization that also provides career role models for local female students. Meets the fourth Wednesday of every month.

Contact: Sherrie Ridenour, 791-9191

Greater Columbus Women's Business Development Center

A member of the Ohio Women's Business Resource Network, the center provides assistance to female business owners. Meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. the first Friday of each month at the center, 3360 E. Livingston Ave.

Contact: Linda Steward, 238-6081

The Huntington Roundtables

Bimonthly networking sessions, sponsored by The Huntington National Bank, on issues that affect women business owners.

Contact: JoLynn Fraley, 480-4153

National Association of Women Business Owners, Columbus Chapter

Helps advance women business owners and everyday decision makers economically, politically and socially. Meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Thursday of odd-numbered months and at 5:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of even-numbered months at the Business Technology Center, 1275 Kinnear Road.

Contact: Marcia Swigart Hoyt, 464-2572

National Association of Women in Construction, Columbus Chapter

Promotes and supports the advancement and employment of women in the construction industry. Meets for dinner at 5 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month.

Contact: Lynda Bryant, 870-0555

Professional Secretaries International

Provides networking, education and resources for administrative assistants. Meets monthly.

Contact: Sharon Talbott, 249-4093, or Tamie Curry, 847-6352

Women in Cable and Telecommunications

Statewide organization that helps women in the cable industry attain economic, professional and economic goals. Meets three to six times a year.

Contact: Patricia Hoar, 236-1292, ext. 203

Women Lawyers of Franklin County

A bar association that addresses issues of concern to women in the law profession. Membership is open to women and men. Meets monthly for either lunch or dinner, September through May.

Contact: Brigid Heid, 221-7663

Women's Business Beginnings

An affiliate of the Women's Business Board. Offers education and mentoring for women who are thinking of going into business or have been in business less than three years. Meets at 5:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at 17 S. High St., Ninth Floor.

Contact: Bea Wolper, 221-4000

Women's Business Board

Offers education and networking to women who have been in business three years or longer. Meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at 17 S. High St., Ninth Floor.

Contact: Bea Wolper, 221-4000

Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training

Mentoring program that matches successful entrepreneurial women with women business owners whose companies are ready to grow. Pairs meet monthly; group meets quarterly at the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce.

Contact: Liz Thomas, 225-6916

Women's Transportation Seminar

Columbus chapter holds quarterly luncheon meetings to help women and men grow and advance in the transportation field.

Contact: Karen Cassidy, 466-3353