Women in Development (WiD), New York’s programs enable members to network with colleagues, expand their knowledge, and further their career advancement. Programs throughout the year draw on the talent of leading experts from a broad range of New York’s nonprofit organizations and are designed to:
- Promote professional development and leadership.
- Provide networking opportunities for career growth and support.
- Inspire women to achieve and share their successes.
Luncheon meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month from September through November and February through May. A 30-minute reception precedes the lunch, affording members and guests the opportunity to network and meet others with their specific area of interest.
During the luncheon, notable speakers from the worlds of fundraising, philanthropy and related fields share their experiences and insights into techniques and methods for success. Previous speakers, all senior-level professionals, have addressed topics including trends in foundation giving, challenges facing non-profit institutions, factors driving corporate philanthropy, building a strong development team, and more.
For a schedule of upcoming luncheons, please click here for our current Calendar of Events.
Workshops & Networking Events
Informal presentations that offer information about career development strategies such as negotiating, recruiter etiquette, and mastering the interview. Others provide the inside story on how key institutions achieve fundraising success.
Evening gatherings afford opportunities to meet other professionals who are active in the development field and learn about WiD's programs. An Annual Networking Reception is held in July to give new members the opportunity to get to know the organization and meet and network with new colleagues and gives others the chance to greet old friends!
Woman of Achievement Award
Every year, WiD recognizes a distinguished colleague who has demonstrated extraordinary service to the field and a commitment to furthering the place of women in philanthropy. At this popular luncheon held each Spring, honorees and their presenters inspire WiD members and guests with examples of notable achievement.
The 2013 WiD Woman of Achievement is KAREN BROOKS HOPKINS, President of The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). The 2013 Award Luncheon will take place on Friday May 17 in The Grand Ballroom of The Plaza.