Membership

Membership to the REACH Women's Network is open to professional women (currently working or in transition) who are committed to growing personally and professionally, closing the gender gap, investing in the advancement of women in the workplace, and reaching back to lift up other women on their professional journey.
Membership for the 2021 cohort is now closed. Please subscribe to our newsletter to keep updated about REACH opportunities and next year's 2022 membership process and application. 

2021-22 Membership Cohort

Our membership includes executives, entrepreneurs, and professional women from diverse backgrounds and industries. In order to ensure that we are growing responsibly and providing value to incoming members, REACH will expand annually through cohorts. The membership application process for the Spring 2021 cohort is now open.  

The REACH Women’s Network has many opportunities for members to build positive professional connections with other professional women of Winston-Salem. Membership benefits include a variety of enriching and powerful programs and experiences.

Membership Benefits

REACH Network members are paired up for 1-to-1 networking. Conversation partners are assigned quarterly and meet at least three times that quarter.

forging new connections

Members in REACH Circles support and extend a welcoming hand to professional women who are new to our community.

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welcoming and connecting with professional female newcomers

access to REACH groups

Confidential, committed groups that meet regularly to Recognize, Encourage, Advise, and Champion each other, like a personal board of directors. 
The program includes a curated experience guided by an external facilitator.
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A 4-part professional development program focused on mentoring, networking, and leadership skills facilitated by a mentoring expert.

sharpening and acquiring new skills

A quarterly partnership-based speaker series on today's relevant topics, with organizations such as Jack & Jill and Links. 

engaging and inspiring speakers

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A members' area of the website with research and resources to help women climb the ladder.

professional development resources

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Members-only events that help professional women meet, connect, and engage with each other.

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Our Commitment

Members of The REACH Women’s Network deeply value and commit to the following community values and guiding principles:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The REACH Women’s Network was formed with a deep sense of purpose, striving to combat gender-related inequity for professional women. Our membership base is diverse across various dimensions and committed to promoting equitable practices in professional networking and business spaces. Read more.

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Open Communication and Confidentiality

As a member, you may be entrusted with confidential information shared by other members in person or digitally. It is essential that the REACH Women’s Network be a safe place to share, learn, and grow. As such, we hold our members to high standards of confidentiality and discretion. Concerns regarding the confidentiality policy may be reviewed by the Honor Council. 

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Contribution

Annual dues are a critical component to membership, so naturally, members are required to maintain their dues. In addition, because the Network is a member-based organization, your time and talent are also highly valued. We ask that you actively participate in events and contribute as a thought leader on a regular and consistent basis.

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Model the Mission

REACH Women’s Network members model the shared mission of advancing economic development and promoting gender equality by elevating the collective voice and influence of professional women. In doing so, we aim to strengthen the vitality, creativity, productivity, and sustainability of our workplaces, our economy, and our community.

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Annual Requirements

of Active Members

  1. Attend general membership meetings.
  2. Participate actively in programming.
  3. Pay your annual dues. ($250 for 2021)
  4. Model the mission of the organization.

Scholarships

Membership Scholarship

In order to increase membership access, limited need-based scholarships are available. If you are interested in being considered for a scholarship, please indicate this on your membership application.

Corporate Sponsorship

Your employer may be willing to sponsor your annual membership dues to the REACH Women’s Network as professional development. Check with your supervisor or HR department.