Attending an event with Networking Women and Wine is about sharing. Most events center on what you do, but sharing with us is about more than a name, business card or elevator speech. It's about grabbing a glass, finding a friend and saying what is in your heart. I find that women already know how to connect and create networks of value and resource, and when we're in an atmosphere of safety and peace, amazing things happen meaningful relationships are forged.
Why do we do wine tastings? Well, it's fun for starters. And learning something new always adds an element of value to any gathering. But it's more than that. Wine is our metaphor because of how wine mirrors so closely the path of women. We are all unique, with traits that are already embedded in us from the beginning just waiting to blossom when the right vintner cares for us with light, encouragement and time.
Our meetings are usually every month, and include a short program that goes along with the theme. Cost of an event varies by location but you can plan on a fee between $20-$30 which includes wine and food, or a $10 event fee and you choose the wine and food of your choice.
Either way, we think you'll find that our mission, of nurturing the noble traits of women through friendship and wine, is served well. Come, grab a glass, find a smile, and let us get to know YOU.
Back in 2007, a group of friends with common ideals and a desire to connect, gathered to share and get acquainted. We were ‘networking’ and we were enjoying the fact that we could be ourselves while exploring opportunities for business. (And the wine was delicious!) When that evening ended, one of the ladies asked, “When are we doing this again?” And Networking, Women and Wine was born. To this day, some of my most important contacts came from that first meeting as well as some of my dearest friends. I think you will agree that is how women really connect.
Who started NWW? My name is Camine Pappas. Brand Therapist and President of C and Company, a full service branding and communications firm based in Charlotte, NC. NWW has over 1,000 women on our mailing list and it's growing every day.
So what do we stand for? Networking, Women and Wine seeks to create meaningful and authentic connections among women. Gathering monthly, women of all ages and backgrounds have the opportunity to meet in an environment where real conversation and uplifting topics are discussed, all while enjoying and learning about the world of wine which allows for comfortable conversation that is also spontaneous and personal.
We shy away from the regimented protocol of other groups to encourage a safe, nurturing environment in which to learn about each other as we believe that true networking happens in its own time, between people who have the opportunity to share personal stories and opinions.We don't limit who comes to our events. We don't require you to bring leads to be valuable. And we certainly don't make you pass your card around like you're playing a card game. We just want you to grab a glass, and speak from your heart.
We promote a positive approach to today’s world, encouraging our women to seek authentic lives and a positive outlook. Our messages are about believing and seeing the best in people and celebrating the feminine qualities of nurturing and acceptance.
Wine is our mascot for the simple fact that wine and wine making are symbols of creativity, individuality and authenticity. The vineyard is a place where many things happen that are similar to our life journey, and so we find a connection with the vine, and in her struggles and triumphs. As with the grape, we believe that when we are nurtured, we open up and offer our unique influence for good, and blossom to our fullest potential.
Thank you for your interest in our group and we hope to see you at our next event!