Park City Women’s Business Network’s name change is a WIN for Park City
The Park City Women’s Business Network’s name change is a literal “win” for the nonprofit that has a mission to “authentically connect women,” says Executive Director Kathleen Barlow.
The nonprofit’s new name is Women’s Inspired Network (WIN) Park City, she said.
Barlow and her board changed the name during the 2019 Women’s Celebration at the Legacy Lodge over the past weekend.
The organization also plans new programs and community support, according to Barlow.
While the network will continue to hold its annual Tent Talk meetings every second Tuesday of the month, it will begin a new, similar program called Eat, Learn and Grow that will be held between noon and 1 p.m. every third Wednesday, she said.
“These sessions will be similar to what is called Lunch and Learn, and they will be held between noon and 1 p.m.,” Barlow said. “Everyone can bring a lunch and hear about business specifics.”
Topics will include how business owners can attract more customers and how to expand social media for businesses, she said.
Eat, Learn and Grow sessions will be free to WIN members and $15 for guests.
In addition to the new monthly program,WIN will expand its monetary support of women in the local business community, Barlow said.
“While we will still raise money for college scholarships for girls who attend Park City High School, we are going to add a women-owned business grant,” she said. “We’re still working out the details, but the grant will give women business owners some resources to help better their business reaches such as updating their company’s websites or attending conferences or workshops so they can get certifications for what their businesses focus on.”
The next arm of WIN’s mission is to help support young female athletes for a year, Barlow said.
“There are athletes in their early 20s who are on their own and on the track into professional sports,” she said. “We figured $5,000 to $6,000 would be a plus for them.”
Barlow and her board have been planning these changes for the past 10 months.
“We went through a branding exercise to really figure out who and what we wanted to be, and we also listened to the needs of our community,” she said. “We came up with the new name six months ago, so it’s been a challenge to keep our mouths shut.”
The reason for the change is simple — it was time, Barlow said.
“The Network has been around since the early 1990s, and we felt we needed to put a new face on it,” she said.
WIN is currently accepting membership applications, Barlow said. Memberships are $125 per year, and in addition to free admission to the Tent Talks and other workshops, members will receive a discount card that can be used at various businesses within the community for services and products.
“We are excited to start this new chapter of our networks,” Barlow said.
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