WWIN Events

Welcome to our events calendar! Please feel free to attend whatever interests you.  To RSVP for any event: dianne.rechel@westhartfordwomeninnetworking.com

Also, please check our "Announcements" page for items of interest submitted by our WWIN members.


Upcoming schedule:



WWIN continues to meet in-person as well as online on alternating months. For those, you can join us from the comfort of home, your beach house, or anywhere! We welcome women joining us for the first time as well as long-time regulars.


To attend our on-line events, please email Dianne.Rechel@WestHartfordWomenInNetworking.com and she will send you the access link. It won't be posted on social media sites.


Please note: In-person: Chatfield is directly off of New Britain Ave behind Shake Shack. Address is One Chatfield Drive, West Hartford 06110. There are several buildings. Our in-person meetings take place in the building on the LEFT in their lower level.


November 30-7:30AM-9:30AM. In-person meeting! 

West Hartford Women in Networking welcomes interested women to join us for our November 2023 meeting. In-Person at
One Chatfield Drive
West Hartford 06110
We will introduce ourselves, network, and hear from our great speaker De. Shelley Best, CEO if the Greater Hartford Arts Council.
 She will speak on  The Call of Creative Disruptors--Changemakers in living Color!

Dr. Shelley Best serves as the CEO of the Greater Hartford Arts Council which exists as a catalyst for the arts and creates an equitable arts ecosystem. She brings over three decades of experience in diverse industries: including the military, insurance, human services, government, arts administration, and philanthropy. She is passionate about Soulprenuership and the work of radical hospitality that includes all people. She is also deeply curious about how people can live whole-heartedly while facilitating sustainable transformation to enable more peace, justice, and freedom in our world.


A Connecticut Yankee by birth, Shelley holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Central Connecticut State University; a Master of Divinity from Yale University; a master of arts in religious leadership and a Doctorate in Ministry from Hartford international University of Religion and Peace.  An ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, she is Pastor of Redeemer’s A.M.E.Zion Church in Plainville, CT.  A 2nd degree black-belt in Tag Soo Do Karate she is also certified in the Enneagram; Open Space Technology and Yoga Nidra. Additionally, she has trained under Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach as a part of their Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Program and is a 200-hr certified yoga teacher. 


Shelley is an abstract artist and creative placemaker who enjoys time with her dog, “Pause,” who teaches her how to be a non-anxious presence at the end of his leash.

Come and make some new connections and walk away with some inspirational tips to guide you on your journey.

To RSVP, please email: Dianne.Rechel@WestHartfordWomenInNetworking.com






December 28- Online TBA







What you may have missed:

May 28, 2020- WOMEN"S SUMMIT!! 7:30AM-1:30 PM


A SPECIAL EVENT!!! We aren't meeting in person and are physically distanced but that doesn't mean we can't connect! This is our usual meeting day and we have something really special planned! It is a half-day Women's Summit and you are invited to join in. We have fabulous presenters, many of whom are nationally-known keynotes> They include Dorothy Martin-Neville, Kathy McAfee, Prudence Sloane, Colleen Kelly Alexander, Beth Bye, Amy Walker,Kim Kasparian, Stacey Zackin, Saralyn Kerrigan, and more....
It will be online via Zoom. To prevent hacking the password will only be given out a day or so before. Your registration is necessary in order to recive the link and password.Please email the address at the top of this page or sign in through Eventbrite


Then you will receive a link to the Zoom event.

Those of you who have been in WWIN for a while may remember that we did a couple of Women's Expos in May for a few years.  This is our on-line version!  You will recognize some of the (fabulous) presenters' names:


Tentative Schedule: 

7:30: Online doors open

7:45 : Introductions: Suggest preparing it: short and sweet!

8:15: Breakout Groups

8:30: Beth Bye-State Commissioner on Early Childhood

8:50: Q&A


9:00: Saralyn Kerrigan, Executive Director at Guest House- "Resiliency"


9:30-Kathy McAfee- America's Marketing Motivator -"The Fearless Leader: Get Your Business Back on Track"


10:00: Stacey Zackin- The Saving Grace of Stress

10:20: Q&A

10:25: Break

10:30:Dorothy Martin-Neville "Real Women Change the World: Letting the Good Girl Die so the Real Woman Can Live".


11:00:Colleen Kelly Alexander- Trauma Survivor, Red Cross Spokeswoman, Motivational Seaker, yoga instructor, healer


11:30: Sarah Reiff-Hekking: Productivity and Time Management


12:00: Prudence Sloane -Sautéing Live from her Kitchen

12:30:Kim Kasparian-Network Your Way to Six Figures


1:00-:Amy Walker-Client Acquisition
































And don't forget to check out our Announcements page for other items of interest !

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