Jean Delaney, Job Developer for
Father Bill’s and MainSpring
Father Bill’s and MainSpring has been a member for more two years, and I have been attending on behalf of the company for one year.
The Network has afforded me the chance to meet up with many wonderful, intelligent and compassionate women who have taken me under their wings and opened their arms to taking the time to get to know me and the company I represent through Breakfasts, Lunches and After Hours Networking Events. I have made and continue to make friends and relationships that will last a lifetime.
I got involved with SSWBN when my Director mentioned to me that our company had been a part of the South Shore Women’s Business Network, and he thought this may a good place to begin my journey in networking. So I did, and I have to say that the journey has been fantastic.
With having to stand up and announce your name, position and company title when meeting does a lot for your public speaking ability. I used to stand in the mirror reciting what I was going to say for an hour before I got to the meeting, and I still wasn’t sure of what I was going to say when it was my turn to stand up. Not only does the Network help with your confidence, the women are there to help spread your company’s mission.
My advice to anyone who is contemplating joining the Network is to do so! Women need to stick together: we are much stronger than we give ourselves credit for and there is strength in numbers. The ideas that are generated by all the members each month on what is presented is so helpful to a company’s business. The speakers are influential, supportive and inspiring.
When I go over my monthly “To Do List” SSWBN takes priority. I make sure each month I take the time to schedule a morning, afternoon and evening event. The social aspect is a necessity to me and I will continue to represent my company and their mission each year.