What is WXW?

What is WXW?

Meet WXW

Since 2007, WXW has been supporting women in business. Our Ann Arbor-based non-profit successfully connects, teaches, and inspires hundreds of women in the region, and believes that if we can help women solve business problems together, we will grow our companies, create more products and services, employ more people, and revitalize our region.

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How does our all-volunteer non-profit consistently deliver such top-notch events?  You guessed it…we have the BEST volunteers!  Period.  Learn about opportunities to collaborate and connect as a WXW volunteer, and feel the satisfaction of contributing directly to the ongoing success of our vibrant organization.

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Sponsorship

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WXW would not exist without the help of our amazing sponsors, whose support helps us offer the stellar events our attendees look forward to every month. Find out more about the local businesses and organizations that make our monthly events possible, and learn how you can join our league of super-sponsors today.

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Latest from the Blog

Advice, tips & more from our favorite WXW contributors

Comparison – A Four Letter Word

Posted by WXW on Apr 20, 2017

If you are a small business owner you can’t help but compare your business to all the others you bump up against each day. Twitter, Facebook, Google +, it’s endless. You are aware of each and every move your competition makes. Is it driving you crazy? It was me. When I was first starting out I remember having such an exciting day. My Alexa score was climbing, a big JV partner had just gotten back to me with a yes, and I had booked a client. Pretty awesome day for a brand new business, right? Then I take a quick look at facebook just to post my happy news and there it was. One of the big fish in my field had posted that she had just started her launch today and within 10 minutes already had 2,000 people signed up for her free webinar. Oh, and she was being interviewed on the Today Show later this week. Seriously, I could hear the loud wah, wah, waaaaa. I sat there stunned. and then it started that horrible flood of “I’m never going to get there.” “I can’t stand her.” When the reality is I worship the ground this woman walks on. We all compare ourselves to other people at one time or another. We look at other entrepreneur’s web-sites, JV partners, Webinars, podcasts, everything. Then in our minds we measure ourselves up to what we see in them. Usually taking note of all of our own shortcomings. You may have had the best day in your business, even had a chance to book a new client. Followed by a...

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Secrets for saying “no”

Posted by WXW on Mar 25, 2017

Find yourself stretched too thin? Like a dam about to burst if you take on just one. more. thing.? Relax. There’s a two letter tool that you need to add to your life-management tool box. NO. Below, the women of Connect: Professional Women’s Network share advice on how to tactfully turn people down. Secrets for Saying No from Connect: Professional Women’s...

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Are You Making These 3 Wicked Awful Webcam Mistakes?

Posted by WXW on Feb 25, 2017

The web offers so many opportunities to connect with colleagues, clients, strategic partners and even your next boss! More and more you’re “meeting” people face to face via your webcamera. Skype, Google Hangouts, Ustream and video webinars let you connect, sell, interview and teach no matter where you’re located. But, with technology comes great responsibility! Next time you sit in front of your adoring public, follow these simple DOs so you DON’T make wicked webcam mistakes. 1. Stop SWIVELING There’s no sniveling in business and definitely no swiveling! This is a must whether you are on camera or in person. 99.9% of the population of the world will swivel if seated in a swivel chair. It is comforting to rock yourself from side to side. It’s an unconscious reflex but on camera it’s deadly. How sinister is a little swiv? You may cause motion sickness for your viewer! You’re drawing your viewer’s attention to your movement and away from your message! Distraction disaster. Unless you’re a mime, avoid this. You look nervous and unsure (even if you aren’t.) 2. Eliminate Background Noise Get rid of the background noise so they can hear you and focus on the brilliance you’re unleashing! Be aware of what is appearing behind you when you’re on camera. Is it… Your messy bookcase? 1,000 sticky notes with your To-Dos scribbled on them? Your cat Lucky, “grooming” those hard to reach places? I’ve actually seen these things and worse. But YOU can save yourself from these background blunders. Turn down the noise by turning on your webcam and focusing on what you see behind you. Check before you invite a world of important people...

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