A few months ago, the organization began a new global initiative around getting more women involved in our organization by hosting Woman Within Open Circles. These Open Circles are places where women unfamiliar with Woman Within can interact with our community and have the chance to be heard in a confidential environment. The significance of Open Circles is that all women are welcome, including those who have attended our programs in the past, and those who haven’t. It’s a great way to introduce friends to our community while enjoying an evening (or morning or afternoon) together.
I’m happy to report that we’re off to a GREAT start! Since the inception of this program, volunteers have hosted over 14 Woman Within Open Circles in the following locations: Georgetown, KY; Scottsdale, AZ, Fort Wayne, IN, Berkeley, CA, South Bay (San Francisco), CA; Maui, HI; Bala Cynwyd, PA; and Doylestown, PA. Many of these circles are being held once a month or even more frequently, and the response from those attending has been very positive. There are also solid plans to launch more Open Circles in Colorado and Dallas TX, and as I write this, we’ve added volunteers in the UK. More Open Circles are in the planning phases and will launch in 2017.
What does this mean for YOU?
It means that if you would like to invite women to your space to enjoy sitting in circle with other women, we now have plenty of information and tools to help you. I am also available to consult with anyone who would like to ask questions or receive assistance in starting or maintaining an Open Circle. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the Enrollment Volunteer Circle, and I will send you all the info. I’ll also add you to our Facebook group where you can share your ideas and questions with other volunteers. If there is no Open Circle option in your area, you can build it and from what we’ve found in the last few months, the women WILL come.
Together, we can spread the magic of Woman Within, and engage other women with ease and grace. This model is proven to work, and it will help ALL of our regions to fill Weekends. Please contact me, and I promise to help.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all!
Director At Large, Enrollment