Are you looking to connect locally? We have you covered! Meeting locally gives you the additional opportunity to connect with women, network, be motivated and inspired, as well as collaborate with women right around the corner. As women, when we ban together to lift each other up, we become stronger as a community.
Rikki Harris is the Chief Executive Officer for TN Voices. Rikki holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and a Master’s in Christian Education. Having served TN Voices now for 10 years, she has a background in management of federal and local contracts, Marketing, Business Development and Fundraising. She has won awards in TN and Texas for her roles as community leader, advocate, and collaborative partner with other child serving agencies. Rikki also worked as a consultant for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice entities in Texas where she wrote curriculums for staff training for probation officers and juvenile drug court staff. Since coming to Nashville 12 years ago, she also taught Child and Adolescent Development at Welch College. She is a four time finalist for Nashville Emerging Leader Award, nominated top three for Center for Non-Profit Management’s CEO of the year, and given a Healthy Hero award from Amerigroup TN. She has led TN Voices through significant growth and expansion with nearly 150 positions to serve the people of TN.
If you are looking to immerse yourself in a community of growth focused women who are going to encourage you and support you in your success then TNWC is for you!
Being a member of TNWC will bless you with other Business Owners that may have experiences that will help you in your business process, referrals, friendships and an overall value of being connected to other Women business owners in your community!
-Lisa Biles Thomas
TNWC is such a needed concept for women, especially as we are all more isolated these days due to technology, working from home, etc. TNWC is full of amazing women who are all hungry for connection and friendship. Everyone is so encouraging and supportive of other women, so it’s a great place to make new friends, gain business for yourself, and find businesses that can help you in your own life!
TN Women Connect has been INCREDIBLY beneficial to my personal and professional life. As a small business owner, it can often feel like I am on an island making strategic decisions by myself. The wealth of knowledge and experience at any given event provides me with an opportunity to learn and see things from other viewpoints. Although I put on an outgoing front, I am naturally introverted – my goal at each event is to get to know one new person – this has allowed me build my community and has opened the door to many additional networks, which is crucial for my business. My confidence has grown exponentially because the more events I attend, the more comfortable I have become voicing what I do and why I do it. The events are fun and inviting, I have always felt genuinely welcomed and like I have a whole group of women cheering me on. The membership directory has been a FANTASTIC way to connect with women all throughout Metro Nashville – I love grabbing coffee in a 1:1 setting so I can learn ways I can help grow other women’s businesses.
– Erin Arnett, KB Elliott Financial Advisors
TNWC has been a game changer for me, my business AND my personal life! I’ve gained multiple new clients ($$) and, what’s more, I’ve gained some really great friends. The ROI has been well worth it! I can’t recommend TNWC enough to anyone who is looking for new business, education and networking with other ambitious, driven business women!
– Tina Phillips, 615 Innovations
There has never been a group of women that I have met so many wonderful friends from and so quickly! I have felt so supported by this community, both personally and professionally, as I opened two new businesses this past year! Who knew that networking could be so much fun? I am forever grateful to have found my community of incredible women and excited to continue to grow along with Tennessee Women Connect!
– Valentina Bain, Integrate Wellness Coach
Event Sponsor Opportunity
SPONSOR A Connection Event
Are you interested in stepping in the spotlight at one of our networking events? Looking to expand your ability to share what your business does, influence and attract more customers? Perfect! You now have the opportunity to be a sponsor of a monthly coffee, lunch, or happy hour! You can become a sponsor of a connection event soon by clicking on the link below and registering!
HOW IT WORKS
- Select and purchase your sponsorship and choose your city of choice.
- Complete questionnaire with business information
- Sponsors are marketed on social media with atleast two social posts and in emails listed as the sponsor.
- Sponsors receive 5-10 minutes to present your business to the group at the event
- Sponsors may collect business cards to draw a winner for giveaways.
- Get ready to make more connections and share more about your business!