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Monday, December 9, 2013

McGladrey women leading the way in networking opportunities

Networking events have changed a lot over the years and McGladrey women have played a part in that change. Many of McGladrey’s offices have women’s networking groups they participate in, and some of the groups were even started by McGladrey women. 

Women’s Connection, a networking group in the Quad Cities in Iowa, offers excellent programs and speakers. The organization draws several hundred women to its lunch and evening events. McGladrey has participated as a sponsor of the group’s annual leadership conference, and many McGladrey women in the Davenport office and their clients attend the events.

In Dallas, McGladrey hosts an annual event called Champagne and Chocolate. Professional women come together to network while enjoying fine chocolates and champagne.

In Des Moines, Partner Susan Davis hosts an annual Professional Women’s Bike Ride and Lunch, which has been growing in popularity and attendance every year. The women, who include McGladrey professionals and clients gather for a group bike ride. A lunch follows—which allows additional women who don’t bike to be included. 

The Kansas City office recently launched Woman as Leaders (WAL). WAL’s mission is to strengthen our market stance and continue to strive for a culture where the best women (and men) choose to grow their careers. The WAL committee includes six women at different career levels within consulting, audit, and tax. They have already held several events in the short time they have been established. 

The first event “Dress for Success” kicked off at Ann Taylor. Ann Taylor representatives provided a fun, interactive presentation on appropriate dress attire in the work place. The attendees then had an opportunity to not only shop, but also network.

This past April, 10 WAL women attended the “Kansas City Go Red for Women Half Day for Your Heart” event sponsored by American Heart Associate.

Networking helps us build strong relationships. Making the events unique and innovating like the women of McGladrey are doing helps bring professional woman in our communities together.

How do you network and get involved in your community? Please leave a comment if you are interested in networking with McGladrey!

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