Twenty-five years is a big accomplishment! WithIt has survived the early years, the great recession, and a pandemic.
As WithIt members, sponsors and guests gathered to celebrate the organization’s anniversary, the successful programs that WithIt has produced over the years were really evident.
Attendees commented on the beautiful “Walk of Fame” banners which lined the entry featuring all the women that have been honored through the WOW Awards. The total is more than 100!
Our founders Jena Hall, Kimberley Wray and Peggy Traub saw an immense opportunity for women to band together and support each other – knowing that the “rising tide would raise all boats.” In 1997, there simply weren’t that many women in the industry and they had to support each other.
Today we see different issues that can still be tackled by supporting each other. This is the secret to the WithIt network. We can support each other’s businesses – whether by word of mouth, advice, or resources. We can encourage and mentor the young women, and those who have been discouraged along the way, so they realize have the knowledge, skill, and worth to be leaders. We can educate the women and men around us to be good leaders with programs that feed the desire to learn. We work together on committees, attend events, conferences, and meetings because we are inspired by each other and continuously learn something from the people around us.
So last week, we raised a glass and cheered all the ways that WithIt helps women to SOAR!
Enjoy these photos from our celebration and remember to SOAR.