At this year’s WiC event, a new initiative was launched – the Angel Advisory program. The idea was born from the desire to create connections between new members, many coming to WiC and the Channel Partners Show for the first time, and seasoned (at least by comparison) WiC members. The desire is to build on the sense of belonging and empowerment. The program’s goal is to help create a strong community of women – friends, peers and mentors. In a community like ours that is so spread out and virtual, this is a way to make introductions, foster strong relationships and to ambassador women as they navigate the channel and their professional careers.
We have a lot to offer each other. Although, the question is often asked, “What do I really have to give?” or “Am I really experienced enough to assist others?”, we have to be confident in our abilities! Sometimes all it takes to initiate a meaningful relationship is a friendly welcome by phone, a greeting by email or providing a warm smile and companionship at the WiC event. These gestures mean a lot and will encourage other women to become involved and contribute to the larger WiC community. The Angel Advisory program does not require a huge time commitment – less than 30 minutes a month, but will deliver a huge positive impact on the organization.
Business Cards from WiC Networking and Enrichment Event
Strong WiC member relationships are essential. As I have just finished pairing the 56 new members from the Show with existing WiC members, I am excited that this can be a transformative process. My hope is that everyone benefits from the interactions. I have already seen the excitement of both new and existing members as connections have been made! Please help us build a strong WiC community. Be an “Angel”. New members respond to the email from a fellow WiC. We do want to “know your name” and to support you.
If you have questions, feel free to contact either me – amy (DOT) humphreys (AT) thealliancepartners (DOT) com. We can’t do this without your active participation. In the end, the goal is to have fun and to broaden your network!
We look forward to getting to know you better and to having a reunion of old and new friends this fall in Boston as a result of the Angel program!
About Amy Humphreys
|Amy Humphreys is currently the Vice President of The Alliance Partners, October 2013 to present. She has over 25 years of experience working with both for-profit and non-profit organizations in a variety of administrative, sales and marketing roles. Her volunteer activities include: WIC, Channel Partners Advisory Board, Northern Neck Montessori School Board (currently serving as Secretary), Holly Ball Committee of the Tidewater Foundation (Publicity Committee member) and The Steward School Development Committee.