WBOC offers benefits to women in business regardless of their background and current circumstances. We have members who:
What we all have in common is a desire to learn, mentor and move up to the next level -- to become the best we can be.
We participate with WomenTies and WISE, acknowledging that women can be stronger and make greater strides by all working and supporting each other, and not staying in silos. We also support the new CNY United Way initiative to support women.
One of the most valuable benefits of your WBOC membership are the monthly meetings. Take advantage of the educational and networking opportunities available to you!
WBOC holds a monthly meeting for the full membership and guests. The program year spans from September thru June.
All of these meeting but the following have an educational focus:
Networking takes place before and after each meeting.
Most Program Meetings are held at:
Collegian Hotel & Suites
Please confirm the location on our schedule. Occasionally the meeting is moved.
Member Meet & Greet
A more intimate way to meet our members and learn about each other and WBOC is by attending our monthly Member Meet & Greet.
The main purpose of the Meet & Greet is to provide a way for new and existing members to review the benefits available to them. Included:
All Member Meet & Greets are held at:
Collegian Hotel & Suites
There is no charge to attend, and you pay for your own meal.
Connections Meetings are an opportunity to get together with a small group of WBOC exclusive members led by a host over a “dutch-treat” lunch or breakfast for the purpose of establishing stronger professional relationships.
This is an excellent opportunity to talk in more detail about yourself and your business to other members of WBOC.
Attendance numbers are determined by the host. To attend, you need to register.
Additional Benefits of Your WBOC Membership
Display your business card and other promotional materials at our Resource Table that is set up at each Educational Program.
Discounted Guest Fee
Guests of active members can attend their first meeting for $10, a discount of $15.
Active members are listed in the WBOC Membership Directory found on the website. Members are free to update their profile and business information as necessary. The Directory can be very useful to connect with other members.
Connections Meeting Host
Host a Connections meeting and also have the opportunity to announce the meeting and present your business during a five-minute "Spotlight" at the beginning of our Educational Program.
Ad in Program Brochure
You can have an ad for your business placed on the monthly Educational Flyer that is distributed throughout the community prior to each program. The $25 fee is used to provide enhanced programming.
WBOC actively uses email and social media to keep our membership up to date. News, meeting notifications and reminders, and special events are regularly communicated through various channels.
Members-Helping-Members Needs Forum
A "members-only" benefit - members can post needs and others can assist, whether it's a need for a referral, advice or just support. Follow this link to access the forum (you will be asked to login).
Program Sponsor Discount
Members may be a Program Sponsor for $100, a $150 discount off the non-member price. Sponsorship comes with significant exposure prior to and at the program. Learn more about Program Sponsorship