A New Form of Sisterhood: Women in Media Mentoring Initiative

Published On April 16, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Community, Downtown Project, For Bloggers, Social Media, Technology, Women

WIMMI program

Last week, the ladies of Recess attended a celebratory cocktail reception hosted by Women in Media Mentoring Initiative (WIMMI), an organization dedicated to connecting, supporting and fostering women in the field of media, marketing and entertaiment.  WIMMI was founded by Jack Myers, author and media entrepreneur, when he saw the need for women in the media industry to have a connection and gain empowerment in a common environment.  Started in New York, WIMMI has grown to five chapters with the Las Vegas chapter being the newest.                                     Jack Myers and Toni Spilsbury at WIMMI

Adopting the Lean In philosophy, WIMMI encourages women to empower themselves by making those valuable relationships, staying connected and supporting one another.  With over 1500 members, WIMMI is open to all women in media and Recess is more than happy to be a part of this community.

The event was held at the Amanda Harris Gallery and The Lady Silva located Downtown.  We loved the atmosphere at The Lady Silva and I loved the books (yes, I’m a book nerd).

Afterwards, the ladies of Recess went on to have cocktails and appetizers at Triple George.  If you haven’t been there, we suggest you go and try the Baked Goat Cheese Marinara.  YUM.

If you’d like more information on WIMMI, please visit their website and follow them on Twitter @WIMMI.

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About The Author

UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

2 Responses to A New Form of Sisterhood: Women in Media Mentoring Initiative

  1. Tami Belt says:

    Thank you for the article, Christa!
    I look forward to connecting with you at the next WIMMI gathering.

    Be Well,
    Tami

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