ACN EMPOWER Groups are intended to be forums for like or complementary groups of professionals to empower each other with a diversity of thinking, knowledge, shared experience, perspective, support, intentional networking, business development, and inspiration. The groups will be member-driven and self-directed in terms of content, frequency of meetings, duration, number of participants, and general meeting objectives. Participation in EMPOWER Groups is open to all ACN members, including organizational, individual, and associate members.
This new membership benefit is launching with three groups. See below for a brief description of the groups. Please reach out the ACN members leading the groups if interested in learning more.
EMPOWER Administrative Professional Services – Sam Odishoo, USI Insurance Services
Building relationships with members who work in complementary back end professional services such as HR, insurance, accounting, legal services, etc.; understanding nonprofit employers and how to earn new clients; and keeping an eye out for each other in the market. Each cohort will be limited to one person from a specific industry.
EMPOWER Working Parents – Megan Angle, Porte Brown
Parents with kids still living at home, balancing work and life, and sharing experiences and perspectives about the unique challenges from peers who are “in the season with you.”
EMPOWER LGBTQ+ - David Dow, Schooley Mitchell
Provide collective visibility and promote LGTBQ+ consultants and professionals who are members of the association; build relationships with fellow members, leading to revenue-generating referrals, partnerships, and/or collaborations.
EMPOWER Grief & Loss - Lidia Varesco Racoma
Supporting consultants who are processing grief and loss while maintaining their business, and working to remove the stigma of grief in the workplace. Participants are encouraged to share strategies, books and resources for managing their professional life after a loss.
EMPOWER Consultants of Color - Shailushi Ritchie
Provide collective visibility and support and promote Black, Latinx, Indigeneous, and Asian consultants and professionals who are members of the association; build relationships with fellow members; and share successes and challenges that consultants of color face.
EMPOWER Early Stage
Consultants - Susan Kahan
Provide guidance and support for new consultants from their peers, learn strategies to build a successful consulting business, and build relationships with fellow members across the association.
Interested in joining an EMPOWER Group?
CLICK HERE TO BE CONTACTED BY A GROUP LEADER
Want to start a new EMPOWER Group?
The Membership Engagement Committee welcomes requests to create new groups by submitting this form. Please note that by submitting this form for review, you acknowledge your interest and commitment to launch, lead, and maintain the new group you are proposing. The committee will assist newly approved groups with their launches and ongoing success.