Membership Questions

General Questions

Membership Questions

Once I am a member, how do I stay informed?
Each month, you will receive an e-newsletter with updates regarding meetings, special events, and other announcements.Information, updates, and notices are also given at our monthly general membership meetings. We encourage you to check our website often, and also stay connected through social media.

How do I become more involved in PWN?
We strongly encourage all of our members to make as many general membership meetings as possible. Also, there are several committees with which you can become involved.

How do I take advantage of networking with other PWN members?
At our monthly general membership meetings, the networking time begins at 11:30 a.m. In addition to this, PWN will hold special events throughout the year. Most members also agree that committee work and getting involved is the best way to connect and build relationships.

What is the PWN Partnering/Pairing Program?
PWN feels it is very important to have new members feel welcome and involved in the organization. As a new member, in the beginning at general membership meetings, you will be paired with a veteran member of PWN to answer your questions, facilitate networking, and generally welcome you to PWN.

How is PWN organized?
PWN has a volunteer Board of Directors who meet monthly and guide the organization toward its goals. A part-time Administrative Coodinator is also appointed to assist in growing the organization, facilitate meetings, direct the flow of information, maintain PWN’s website, produce the PWN newsletter, and make the Board aware of requests from members.

How do I know if a committee is right for me and how do I join?
We encourage our members to attend committee meetings to see if the committee is a good fit for them. Most committees meet only once a month over the lunch hour or at 5:30 p.m. Click here for information about the committees or contact any of the Committee Chairs.

Who makes up the PWN Board of Directors and what are the qualifications?
The PWN Board of Directors is a group of 10-14 PWN members who volunteer their time and talents to keep PWN’s mission alive and moving forward. The Executive Committee is made up of PWN officers and consists of the President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Past President and Administrative Coordinator.  All Board terms are three years in length.  Self-nominations are welcome.  Candidates’ qualifications will be reviewed and members voted on by the existing Board of Directors.  Please let a current Board member or the Administrative Coordinator know if you are interested in a Board position.

General Questions

Who can join PWN?
Our membership includes women from a multitude of industries, and at all stages of their careers, from stay-at-home moms to senior executives to retirees.

How can I join PWN?
Click here to join now.  If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us at

How much does membership cost?
A regular membership is $79/year; students and retirees receive reduced rates; click here for information and to join today. All memberships are on a calendar year basis and expire December 31.

What is PWN/What does PWN do?
PWN (Professional Women’s Network) is a professional organization designed as an opportunity for women to network with other business women, develop their professional skills, build new friendships, and stay in touch with what is going on in the professional arena. We host general membership meetings once per month which feature a keynote speaker. To help fufill our mission of “Strengthening Professions, Developing Networks, Exchanging Knowledge” and honor our tradition of “Women Helping Women,” PWN is proud to sponsor scholarships for local area women each year. We have various social events throughout the year, as well.

When are meetings/Where/How often?
We have general membership meetings once per month, generally held on the 4th Thursday of the month at various locations throughout the Eastern Iowa Region. Check the Events area of our website for specific dates and details. There are other events at different times throughout the year, as well.

Who are our members?
Our membership includes dynamic women who are from diverse backgrounds at every stage in their careers, from stay-at-home moms to senior executives to retirees to students.  Click here for more information and join us today!