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

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

All Year Resolutions: 2018 Goal Setting Workshop

Posted by WXW on Jan 14, 2018

3rd Thursday, January 18, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Mediterrano Restaurant Goal setting is a useful exercise, but what do you do when the New Year’s thrill has worn off and you’re discouraged at how life’s gotten in the way? The answer? Stop focusing on goals, and start focusing on your desires. On January 18th , we’re putting on a new type of goal-setting workshop. One that throws out all the “rules” and shows you how to stoke your own inner fire. It’s based on best selling author and speaker, Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map. Here’s how Danielle describes the revolutionary approach to resolutions: “A holistic approach to life planning, using your core desired feelings as the guidance system for your intention & goal setting.” Get ready for a workshop that’s inspiring and practical. Starting with five core areas of your life, you’ll dig into your core desired feelings and use those to guide you to what you want to do, have and experience. Join us Thursday, January 18th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and leave fired-up for 2018! Agenda 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Check in, casual mingling, delicious lunch 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.       Desire Mapping 1:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.         Wrap-up and close Cost $25.00 per adult if you register by January 14th $30.00 per adult if you register after January 14th $35.00 per adult if you pay at the door (includes delicious lunch!) Location Mediterrano Restaurant 2900 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI...

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Inspiration from a Women Entrepreneur, Bobbi Brown

Posted by WXW on Jun 14, 2018

Inspiration from a Women Entrepreneur, Bobbi Brown Thank you Guardian Small Business Network for this inspirational article on empowering women and staying true to oneself:  “Bobbi Brown on empowering women and staying true to herself”...

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INVESTING IN CULTURE

Posted by WXW on May 9, 2018

INVESTING IN CULTURE Guest Blog Post by Josie Ann Lee I imagine like other small business owners, “culture” wasn’t at the top of my to do list when we first opened our business in 2008. Survival was rooted in the basics. We needed a team and we needed clients. It was as simple as that. What our business felt like wasn’t something keeping me up at night. When my number one goal was breaking even, I was longing for the day that I was able to get better problems. In October of 2014 that day presented itself. In truth, it had been a long and winding road leading up to our cultural tipping point. A lot of that journey was spent in equal parts of hope and denial. THE HOPE YEARS:​ In the early days of the business everything was exciting. It was exciting to be open, exciting to meet new teammates, exciting to set up the business, talk about the business, and work in the business. That energy carried us for about a year. As we continued to get deeper into the business our energy shifted from excitement to exhaustion. The business required all of me. Nearly every waking hour was spent at work, thinking about work, and trying to figure things out and move us forward. Thinking about the team, their stories and how they fit into our business voice and culture wasn’t something I focused on. I was too busy trying to figure out what that voice and culture was. I was too focused on defining who we were to even begin to think about how...

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Female Leadership Is on the Rise

Posted by WXW on May 3, 2018

Female entrepreneurship is on the rise and USC Marshall’s is tracking its evolution. Check out this infographic with interesting statistics on female leadership and what the rise of women-owned business can do for our economy. Female Leadership is on the Rise – Great Article and Infographics...

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