Ruth Janjic, Diagonal Growth Strategies, Inc.
I joined Business Womenâ€™s Connection nine years ago shortly after my kids graduated from high school and I was looking to expand my marketing strategy consultancy. Like many business owners, I attended different networking events and would meet people once, then run into them periodically, but I found it limiting to interact this way. In contrast, the small group setting of BWC felt more engaging and I liked getting to know the members in a meaningful, personal way.
Over time, I have found that BWC has helped me in ways I hadnâ€™t imagined. Business-wise, I learned about and tapped resources to put in place key necessities to grow, such as legal help and a website. As a market researcher, I have interviewed group members for my projects, which is a huge help. Various members have sought my assistance in developing marketing strategies for their businesses and have provided me with referrals for new projects.
What I didnâ€™t expect was how much I would enjoy meeting and getting to know different business women of all ages and stages of life and business â€“ many of whom I would never have met, otherwise. Not only do I connect weekly with members at our meetings, but as I venture around Boulder, I am always happy to run into alumnae whom I met at BWC. The network of past members is strong, facilitated by the groupâ€™s Facebook group for members which allows us to stay in touch well beyond membership in the group. We even have members that moved out of state with whom I stay connected and have gotten referrals.
Thanks to all the wonderful current and past members of BWC, and welcome to those of you who are looking for a great group to join! Contact us to arrange a visit!