Schedule of Events

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

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


2016 Calendar of Events

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



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




2016 Past Events

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