Schedule of Events

Our Speed Networking and speaker events are held at:
Druid Hills Golf Club, 740 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30307. - Map To Location 

Happy Hour and Breakfast networking events are held at various Atlanta area locations.

Unless otherwise indicated, all events are free to members or $20 to non-members


2016 Calendar of Events

Nov. 16

8:00 - 9:30am



“Rise & Shine” Breakfast Networking

You are cordially invited to join us for breakfast and networking!

Coffee and tea will be provided. Please order breakfast off the menu and tip your server.

Another Broken Egg Cafe
2355 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305


Sponsored by:  H. Anne Blakely Sciarrone Architecture


Dec. 6

6:30 - 9:00pm



Members Only Holiday Event

Napoleon's Grill
2836 LaVista Road
Decatur, GA 30033

Let's jump start the holidays and celebrate a great year!





2016 Past Events

Oct. 18

6:30 - 8:00pm



Not Tonight, Morpheus, I Have a Deadline” with Dr. Anne Bartolucci of Atlanta Insomnia & Behavioral Health Services, P.C.

Sleep is often the first good habit to get tossed aside when we’re overwhelmed with juggling family, work, and social obligations. Come hear a sleep medicine expert dispel common myths and discuss strategies and work-arounds that will help you meet that deadline without losing Zzzz’s. Based in scientific evidence, this talk will focus on how sleep and circadian rhythms affect when you do your best work. We’ll also discuss which sleep devices on the market are worth the money and when you should consider consulting a sleep expert. It is possible to be productive and well-rested – come find out how!

Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D., C.B.S.M. sleeps great in spite of having a busy private practice and a fiction writing career. She is one of the few certified behavioral sleep medicine specialists outside of academia in the country and one of only two in Georgia. The other one works for her. She founded Atlanta Insomnia & Behavioral Health Services in 2010 and enjoys making a huge difference in her clients’ lives by helping them sleep better.


Sponsored by:  Cecilia Dominic, Author



Sept. 20

6:30 - 8:00pm



Keeping Legally Safe in Business Relationships: 4 Strategies to Avoid Business Disputes and Lawsuits!” with Linda Collett of The Collett Law Firm, LLC

If you’ve not yet been involved in a business dispute or lawsuit you may not realize just how costly they are. Not only do they require significant amounts of time and money that could be better spent growing your business, but they also catch you by surprise (often at the most inopportune time) and cost you peace of mind and sleep.

In this enlightening presentation you’ll learn 4 key legal strategies that will help you avoid costly problems in your business relationships. You will walk away ready to implement these important strategies that will save you time, money, and stress.

Linda Collett Esq. is a business attorney and CEO of The Collett Law Firm LLC, a boutique business law firm in East Cobb. Linda helps business owners avoid the stress and expense of legal problems and specializes in providing contracts in plain English. Her clients range from solopreneurs to multi-million dollar companies seeking to start or buy a business, understand their risks before making business decisions, and enter into business deals with peace of mind.


Sponsored by:  Kerry Beaver, Ameriprise Financial Advisors

Atlanta Alarm Company



August 16

6:30 - 8:00pm



Accentuate the Positive: Use Your Strengths to Boost Your Bliss” with Dr. Rachel Elahee of Elahee Psychological Consulting

You think your life is good NOW! Wait until you learn how integrating Curiosity, Gratitude, Hope, Love and Zest into your life can significantly boost your productivity and happiness. Positive Psychology tells us that focused attention on using our strengths in daily life is powerful. People who use their strengths every day are 6 times more likely to be engaged in their work and 12.5% more productive.

Join Dr. Rachel Elahee (Dr. Rae), licensed psychologist and coach, as she guides our journey to strength discovery and integration by sharing practical and tangible skills. When you register for this event, you will have the opportunity to personalize your AIWN experience by taking the free Values in Action (VIA) online survey prior to August 16. The survey will identify your strengths and prepare you for learning more.


Sponsored by:  Indigo Wellness



July 20

6:00 - 9:00pm




Top o’ the Town Cocktail Party

Peachtree Club
999 Peachtree Street, 28th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30309

Join us to celebrate your clear view to the top as an independent professional woman in Atlanta. As you overlook a panorama of our beautiful city 28 stories above the heart of Midtown, you’ll indulge in gourmet cocktails and complimentary hors d'oeuvres, connect with other like-minded women in business and just have fun!

Cool Prizes Raffle to Benefit Dress for Success!

VIP advance tickets will be on sale until July 12th for $15.
Tickets will be $20 at the door the night of the event.

The Peachtree Club is an elegant city club at the corner of 10th and Peachtree Street in the 999 building.


Sponsored by:  


Jennifer B. Jacobs Marketing



June 15

8:00 - 9:30am




“Rise & Shine” Breakfast Networking

Amelie’s French Bakery
840 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

You are cordially invited to join us for a délicieux le petit déjeuner! Networking, handmade French pastries and a décor that is je ne sai quois!

Coffee and tea will be provided.
Please order breakfast off the menu and tip your server.


Sponsored by:  Lorikay Photography



May 17

6:00 - 8:00pm



Happy Hour Networking

Spring has sprung! You are invited to join your favorite dynamic women at The Club…..(Druid Hills, of course)… for cocktails, munchies and networking on Tuesday, May 17th from 6 to 8 pm.


Sponsored by:  The Shantews


April 19

6:30 - 8:00pm



Tips for the Solo Female Traveler” with Sucheta Rawal of Go Eat Give

Are you a globe-trotting diva who camps in the Sahara Desert, drives through the busy streets of Prague, or treks Mt. Kilimanjaro by yourself? If not, you can be! Though daunting at first, traveling solo can be a highly rewarding experience that will empower your world citizenship and help you tap into your inner strengths. Award-winning food and travel writer, Sucheta Rawal, has traveled alone to 60 countries and will share some of her own experience stories. Sucheta writes for CNN, The Huffington Post, Cuisine Noir, Creative Loafing and many others. She founded a nonprofit organization, Go Eat Give, whose mission is to raise awareness of different cultures through travel, food and community service.


Sponsored by:  Idleman & Associates




March 15

6:30 - 8:00pm


Reflections from the Lake: How Saving a Drowning Man Helped Save Me with Elaine Callahan of Callahan Design & Become Your Own Super Hero

Following nudges from the Universe, Elaine Callahan saved a young man from drowning in a lake, and nearly drowned in the process herself. That near-death experience has changed her life. In this inspiring and very personal keynote speech, Elaine will share her “ultimate customer service story”, and the reflections from the lake that have changed how she views business, life, and the power of the human spirit. She will also provide such insights as “perfectionism may cause death” and “compassion is the great equalizer” that can be applied to both business and life.

Elaine Callahan has been serving her clients graphic design solutions for over 25+ years. None of that experience prepared her for her “ultimate customer service” – saving a client’s employee from drowning in a lake.


Sponsored by:  ProcessMOJO

Atlanta Alarm Company



February 16

6:30 - 8:00pm


Structure Your Life by Design, Not by Default
with Mary Elizabeth Bongiovanni of Learning Through Design

Whether you want to implement a new initiative at work, craft a high leverage concept, or rethink your brand, the Design Process powerfully moves you from inspiration to implementation. The process helps you:

  • Identify important design challenges for your personal and professional life
  • Frame your challenge as a design question
  • Declare the ultimate impact you want to have
  • Envision possible solutions to the problem
  • Understand the context and constraints you are facing 

These are essential dynamics of the Design Thinking—a process that allows us to imagine a better future and take steps to make it happen.

Mary Elizabeth Bongiovanni is a professional leadership coach and Chief Engagement Officer of Learning Through Design. Having served diverse learning organizations for 23 years, Mary Elizabeth knows how to create authentic designs for learning linked to full system change. Mary Elizabeth shares design thinking as a process clients can use to imagine new possibilities for personal and professional change. Mary Elizabeth helps dynamic, motivated change leaders structure their lives by design, not by default...super quickly.


Sponsored by:  Atlanta Alarm Company

Atlanta Alarm Company



January 19

6:00 - 8:30pm


Speed Networking

Speed Networking is an AIWN favorite! We start our year getting acquainted and connected. In the spirit of "speed dating," we will have tables of 4 people each set up to share our version of "speed networking!"

Everyone will move from table to table where you will get a chance to introduce yourself and your company, then move on to the next table to meet more accomplished women. Who says networking has to be hard?

  • Bring a stack of at least 50 business cards.
  • Check-in begins early, and we'll begin promptly at 6:15.
  • Arrive on time, because "speed networking" is organized based on the number of participants.

Important: Limited to 40 attendees! Reserve your spot now.
Prices for Speed Networking: Free for AIWN members; $25 for guests, $15 for affiliates.


Sponsored by:  Marlene Webb, Vibrant Glow Holistic Skin Care