The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Round Table (BWRT) was founded in 2004 to offer professional women in our region opportunities for networking and professional development in a welcoming and collegial environment. Under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce, the BWRT hosts monthly brown-bag lunch meetings, open to all Chamber members, on the third Thursday of every month.
Each of our monthly meetings features a guest speaker who presents our group with topics on Life, Money, Health and Career. Click here to find the application to speak at one our monthly meetings.
In addition to a sponsor, each BWRT meeting features a Chamber Member Nonprofit. A representative from the nonprofit is given 3 minutes to speak about their organization and is welcome to distribute materials on tables and chairs for our attendees. For more information on becoming a “Featured Chamber Nonprofit” at one of our meetings, contact BWRT Chair, Kim Martin at email@example.com
BWRT members represent many diverse fields and professions, including large and small businesses, non-profits, real estate, banking, education, and many more. Ultimately, what binds our group together is the idea that camaraderie and professionalism can be mutually sustaining goals.
2017 Meeting Schedule
***Please note: The location of these meetings has changed! BWRT meetings will now be held at City Space on the Downtown Mall, below the Market Street Parking Garage***
- January 19
- February 16
- March: no meeting
- April 20
- May 18
- June 15
- July 20
- August 17
- September 21
- October 19
- November 16
- December Social: date TBD
Chamber BWRT Advancing Women Mentoring Program
The Chamber BWRT Advancing Women Mentoring Program provides an opportunity for emerging women professionals to be paired with a local mentor professional with the goal of facilitating professional development. The purpose of each mentor/mentee relationship is to have actionable steps that mentee can take to achieve their personal goals. Mentor/mentee pairs set their own schedules and typically meet monthly for an hour.
We are looking to streamline and provide more benefits for the BWRT Mentoring Program in 2017. Join us at one of our monthly BWRT meetings to learn more about the Mentoring Program!
2017 Chamber BWRT Executive Committee
- BWRT Chair: Jessica Tiller, Estate Planning of Charlottesville: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chamber Liaison: Dora Oliver, Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce: 434.295.2808 / email@example.com
- Speaker Chair: Chuck Johnston, WVTF Radio: 919.610.8421 / WVTFsolutions@gmail.com
- Social Chair: Robin Martin-Lawson, Travinia Italian Kitchen: 434.960.4600 / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Quadruplicity Planning Chair: Virginia Newton, AAA Mid-Atlantic: VNewton@aaamidatlantic.com