Plugging In: Networking

A roundup of new women's networking groups

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Each issue, WILMA includes a Plugging In directory to help you connect locally. This time, we’re focusing on some of the newer women’s network groups that have formed. Keep an eye out for future lists to tap into nonprofits, support for entrepreneurs, and more. Let us know about your group by emailing

The Boardroom

“The Boardroom is a volunteer-led organization focused on advancing women to higher levels of leadership. We provide access to C-suite leaders through on-demand and in-person conversations to provide a blueprint for success.”


Cape Fear Professional Women in Building Council

“The Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council is the voice of women in the building industry. We are dedicated to promoting industry professionalism and supporting our members at the local, state, and national levels by offering networking and educational opportunities, legislative awareness, outreach, and professional and personal development.”


Fueled By Faith-Women’s Faith-Based Community

“We believe in Fueled By Faith, that by ultimately being plugged into God first (consistently) it unlocks the ability for life to be easier and more fulfilling and your mission even greater, ultimately moving the needle forward for the kingdom of God.” The monthly membership includes: one monthly zoom call; community text thread; and one in-person monthly meetup.


National Association of Women in Construction

The Wilmington-Cape Fear chapter provides its members “with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.”


Wilmington Enterprising Women’s

Circle “Facing the world of business day in and day out, no matter what your industry, is no small feat. We are creating a circle of empowerment, education, and encouragement around female business owners in Wilmington. Our mission is to surround them with like-minded energy, best practices, tools, and resources – wonderful people – so that they are fired up about their future and the work at hand.”


Wilmington Women with a Purpose

A collective giving group, the recently formed network is part of the national Grapevine platform. Local members pool their donations and decide as a group where to give. “We come together once every quarter to network, donate, learn about local nonprofits, and vote on which ones to support together.”


Women’s Council of Realtors Azalea Coast

The national group is a “network of successful Realtors, advancing women as business leaders in the industry and in the communities we serve.” A local chapter launched in December. Read more about the Azalea Coast chapter on page 24.


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