Our Mission
To provide a forum for working women to meet and grow professionally and personally, through education, networking and sharing of ideas and experiences.


Come join us for networking, appetizers & cash bar and the presentation.

Networking starts at 6:00pm

$10 for Members

$25 for Non-members

Call in your reservation to Pat Marlin at (203) 426-7022 or
email us  rsvp@workingwomensforum.net

The networking begins at 6:00pm and the meetings are generally completed by 8:30-9:00 pm. 

You do not have to be employed to be a member, this is a great place to go to get advice and network with other women.

All meeting photos courtesy of Marleen Cafarelli - www.PhotoArtWorks.info

Welcome to Working Women's Forum


We are an organization of women in the Western Connecticut area founded in 2005. We meet to grow professionally and personally through education, networking and the sharing of ideas and experiences. 

We meet the second Wednesday of each month.  Our meeting format currently is networking, dinner and cash bar and usually a presentation.  The cost to attend is $25 for non-members and $10 for members.

You do not need to be currently working to attend meetings or become a member. This is a great organization to belong to if you are self-employed or considering starting your own business.

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Benefits of membership in the Working Women's Forum...

Discount dinner and attendance at professional programs - save $10 at each meeting you attend.
Opportunity to put your business material on tables at each meeting
Opportunity to showcase your business at a meeting of your choice
Inclusion in the online membership directory
Ability to include events and news in the meeting invitations twice a month.

To Join the Working Women's Forum:
Print out our Directory Form
, complete it and bring it to the next meeting with your $60 membership fee.

Upcoming Meetings


2nd Wednesday of The Month

Sept. 11, 2013 Susan Jensen Smith - Blogging 101 and Beyond
Oct. 9, 2013 Deb Sullivan, PA "Tipping the Scales of Nature"
Nov. 13, 2013 Dr. John Woodall - Living the Resilient Life
Dec. 11, 2013 Holiday Social Meeting
Jan. 8, 2014 Lisa Swain - "What We Eat Really Does Matter"
Feb. 12, 2014 Tammy Gruber - "Easy Fitness Tips"
Mar. 12, 2014 Alenda Calderbank - "Creating a Great Elevator Speech"
Apr. 9, 2014 Betsy Paynter - Newtown Economic Development Commission
May 14, 2014 End of the Year Meeting
No meetings in June, July & August
Our Next Meeting is
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

at The Villa Restaurant in
Sandy Hook, CT at 6:00pm.

Come join us for
a panel of experts discussing
"Federal, State and Local Government Resources for Small Business"

Jean Leonard, Chairperson, Newtown Economic Commission Board, Newtown Chamber, Member Financial Planning Assoc.
Nelson Merchan, Small Business Advisor, CT Small Business Development Center
Betsy Paynter, Economic Development Coordinator for Town of Newtown,
Wes Thompson, SCORE Newtown Office

Our panel will cover the range of business support available locally in Newtown, through the State of CT and the Federal Government. 
  • Betsy Paynter & Jean Leonard will provide an overview of the Newtown Economic Development Commission and the tools available from the commission.
  • Nelson Merchan will provide an overview of the Small Business Development Center office located in Danbury, CT. 

  • Wes Thompson will give us an overview of SCORE and how it can help small businesses.

Come listen and learn about all of the Free resources available to small businesses.  After the panel speaks about all the resources available, there will be a brief question and answer period.

 Networking starts at 6pm.

Networking, the presentation and dinner  are all included in your registration fee.

There is a cash bar.

Don't forget to bring a cash or food donation for the Food Pantry!

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for questions, to make a reservation or to be added to the Announcement List

The Villa Restaurant is located at:br> 4 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook - (203) 426-4740

 Reserve your place now!!