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Women's Symposium in Palm Harbor Oct. 13 teaches networking, then lets women do it

PALM HARBOR — In today's challenging work environment, networking has become more important than ever and people don't have a lot of money to spend on information and resources.

Women in Networking or WIN, a bay area group with more than 600 members, is offering an opportunity for local women from all walks of life to network, learn about businesses in the community and meet new people, all while supporting two local charities that serve women.

The group's fourth annual Women's Symposium will be held Tuesday evening at HCA Patient Account Services in Palm Harbor. More than 500 women are expected at this year's event, which benefits the Haven of RCS (Religious Community Services) and Women on the Way.

Susan Senger, founder of Women in Networking, says presenters will offer networking skills training, financial planning tips, parenting advice, beauty tips and opportunities for women to learn about new career offerings.

"In this economy, people don't have a lot of money to spend on high money networking," Senger said. "People walk away from this symposium with a lot of information without spending a lot of money."

In addition to workshops on a variety of topics, more than 75 local entrepreneurs will have information available and there will be complimentary refreshments.

While the networking group is designed for professional women, Senger says there is information available at the Women's Symposium for every woman.

"I think it will benefit all women, both professional and nonprofessional," she said. "Plus it's a fun way to spend a couple of hours."

Besides being a fun and informative event, WIN members are proud of the more than $17,000 the event has generated for local charities benefitting women since the event started in 2006.

"A lot of us are very fortunate," said Terri Davis, a WIN member who has been involved with the symposium since it started. "This is our way of giving back to the community. It's a win-win for everyone."

The Haven of RCS is a domestic violence shelter in Clearwater. The Women on the Way Program is a division of St. Petersburg College that provides scholarship opportunities, financial planning assistance and help with curriculum planning for women who want to attend the college.

The WIN group hopes to raise more than $5,000 at this year's event for the two nonprofit agencies.

Women's Symposium in Palm Harbor Oct. 13 teaches networking, then lets women do it 10/09/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 9, 2009 8:28pm]
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