COAST CITIES — The founders of Women’s Alliance Network, a new membership organization designed for women to help foster sustained professional and personal connection and growth, announced the organization’s official launch in San Diego County. A Women’s Alliance Network Business Expo is being held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 19 at When in Rome in Encinitas and will feature a variety of products and services made available exclusively through WAN members. In addition, a special Women’s Alliance Network Launch cocktail party is planned for May 16, also at When in Rome in Encinitas. Both events will be open to the public.
The three Encinitas residents and founders are Saundra Pelletier, an executive coach, author and keynote speaker together with Kim Horner, co-owner of C&H Gardens Artistic Landscape and Tree Service and Michelle Wilson of Cabi Clothing. The trio have created a social and business organization utilizing the very best of network marketing principles so that women can find within one group all of the necessary tools needed to help them along their journey to career and life success. WAN offers both social and business annual memberships depending on the needs and geographic location of the individual. Current members range from lawyers to career coaches, stay-at-home-moms to spa owners and corporate executives to consultants.
“As both mothers and business professionals, we saw a real need to establish a comprehensive resource that supported and embraced all successes,” Horner said. “Success is defined whether you are a stay-at-home-mom, single and searching, president of your own company, working for someone else or retired. The goal of the Women’s Alliance Network is to inspire, provide new acquaintances and most importantly, help our members enjoy life.”
The Solana Beach Chapter meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive.
The Rancho Santa Fe Chapter holds a Networking Happy Hour from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at Morgan Run Resort and Club, Summerset Lounge, 5690 Cancha De Golf.
The Del Mar Chapter meets for a Networking Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
on the first Wednesday of the month at Cafe Del Mar, 1247 Camino Del Mar.
The Carlsbad Chapter has a Breakfast Networking from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive.
The Encinitas Chapter hosts a Networking Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at When In Rome Restaurant, 1108 S. Coast Highway 101.
The Women’s Alliance Network has also established a charity donation program whereby a portion of the organization’s membership dues goes towards supporting community non-profit endeavors. The organization has established the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA and Casa de Amparo as its recipient partner charities for 2009.
For more information on the Women’s Alliance Network, how to become a member, the April 19 Business Expo and the May 16 Launch party, visit www.womensalliancenetwork.com, call (858) 951-3083 or e-mail [email protected]