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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  When and how was WithIt founded? In 1997, WithIt, "Women in the Home Industries Today," was founded as a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring, education, networking and leadership development. Our services are focused on advancing the skills and opportunities of professional women in business. We offer educational programming - throughout the year and across the country - on a myriad of topics as well as sponsor an annual professional conference. We reach out to college students interested in pursuing home furnishings-related careers with a Mentoring Day at each High Point Market plus award scholarships. We maintain information on the status of women in leadership and honor outstanding industry contributors through our WOW Awards. Through a diverse range of programs and events, WithIt has become highly regarded as a catalyst for career growth coupled with business solutions and professional partnership.

Q:  What is WithIt’s purpose?   WithIt is a women’s leadership development network.

Q:  Who can belong to WithIt?   Any professional within the home and furnishings industries may belong to WithIt.

Q:  How does WithIt define the home and furnishings industries?   Any industry serving home and furnishings whether it is hospitality, furniture retail, casegoods manufacturing, youth, surfaces, accessories, lighting, textiles, casual/outdoor, bedding and commercial and interior designer. Any supplier or service provider to these industries may also belong.

Q:  This is a women’s leadership development network organization but I notice you have male members.   Our concentration lies with developing women leaders but certainly we welcome our industry peers. They lend a valuable voice to every conversation and value our connections and voice.

Q:  What is the difference in a corporate membership and an individual membership?   Corporate membership is owned by the corporation and is also a sponsorship. Members may be changed within the year by the corporation. Individual memberships are owned by the individual and follow them with their job.

Q:  I am a student. How do I get a chapter started at my university?   There is information on how to apply on the student café page. Learn more...

Q:  How do I find events in my area?   Please watch withit.org, menu pick events, for the current events. Special regional events will also show up on the Chapter page for your region.

Q:  There is no chapter in my area. May I start one?   If you are a member of WithIt and have a desire to build a community of women in the home and furnishings industry, we would love to have you start a chapter. Contact director@withit.org for further details.

Q:  At what markets does WithIt have events?  
AmericasMart
High Point Market
The Canadian Home Furnishings Market
World Market Center, Las Vegas

 

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Jessica Norby

Director of Sales and Marketing Artiste Furniture
A.R.T. Furniture, Inc.

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