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Gainesville Area Women's Network


September Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Full Networking with the usual Twist!

More information can be found on our Montly Meeting page.
Meeting Registration and Cancellation Policy: To be eligible for a meeting refund, you must cancel your reservation by 11:59pm on the Sunday the week of the meeting. The registration cancellation must be submitted online or emailed to the Registrar.


Member Spotlight

Congratulations to Diana Benintend for winning the Spotlight Award at our July luncheon! Diana is the Senior Catering Manager of the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel.
Diana Benintend

GAWN Social Event!

You're invited to Barre to Bar Event
Friday, August 5, 2016 7:00 pm at Barre Forte

Join us for a fun GAWN event, where we'll get to socialize with each other in a relaxed and fun environment outside of our regular luncheons!

***Members and guests must pre-register at the link below to participate in the Barre class. No registration is needed for socializing afterward.***


First, we'll enjoy a Barre class in Barre Forte's Magnolia Parke studio. This 60-minute workout is fitness-based and incorporates Ballet toning moves, Pilates core conditioning, and Yoga stretches to trim, tighten, and tone your entire body. This total-body workout incorporates light weights for upper body strengthening while also focusing on your calves, quads, hamstrings, glutes, and lots of core! All fitness levels are welcome. There is a limit of 23 participant spots available for this portion of the evening.


Members can enjoy the Barre class free of charge!  Based on the limited space, please be mindful when registering, and make sure you can attend before signing up.  We'd like to maximize the number of participants.  If you're not sure you can make it, consider just joining us for socializing afterward.


Members may bring up to two guests to the Barre event for $10 each (must be pre-paid on our website). 


We encourage participants to wear "sticky socks" to help get the most out of the workout.  These socks will be on sale for $10 at Barre Forte for all participants.  Also, remember to bring water and a towel.


After the class, we'll head over to One Love Café or Crafty Bastards to socialize even more. All members and guests are welcome at this point.  We should be there around 8:15 p.m.


We hope to see you there!


Interested in Speaking to Our Membership?

  Would you like to speak at one of our luncheons or workshops?  If so, please fill out our speaker application and email it to We will be in touch with you shortly after receiving your request.



Our Purpose 

To promote a spirit of cooperation and support among women and those who support or target women in business, provide a strong network of business contacts and enhance members' professional and personal advancement.

Join Us Each Month

3rd Wednesday of Every Month
11:30am - 1:00pm
Sweetwater Branch Inn
    625 East University Ave, Gainesville, FL

Come join us for some great networking, lots of friendly smiles and a delicious lunch too.

A Note from Our Chairperson

Kristy Moffat
GAWN Chairperson 2016-2017



I’m very excited to be GAWN's 2016-2017 Chair! We have great educational and networking luncheons scheduled as well as fun socials and engaging workshops in our plan. We're undertaking some major projects this year, including revamping our entire website to make it more user-friendly and intuitive. We’re also introducing monthly newsletters and a members-only Facebook group to connect our members to each other even more.


My job as Chair is not only to ensure the overall health of the organization, but to make GAWN a friendly and welcoming place for our members to create and nurture relationships as well as hone their networking abilities.  To that end, I hope you will share your feedback with me.  What are we doing right?  How can we improve?  Please talk to me or any of the other board members about your ideas and suggestions.  


Together we can make this an organization that serves you and your needs, both now and for years to come.

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