"Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels."
Since the conception in 1986, Chesapeake Women's Network is where professional women network. Over 100 business women strong, we gather together first and foremost to network and discuss anything from economic development in Queen Anne's County to tips on how to manage family, a household, care for our aging parents AND be a driving force in our career and business. We learn from each other’s mistakes. We cheer for each other during our times of success. We are a network group that supports and encourages our members to keep focused on their personal goals and encourage other women to achieve theirs as well. Yes, we can accomplish these things on our own; however, when women network together, it is a powerful combination.
It's the quality of the women in our network that is amazing. We are the movers and shakers in our community and when we move and shake together as a group, we can accomplish anything.
CWN's prides itself on our yearly scholarship that is awarded to women who have decided to continue their education for various reasons. Over the years, we have award scholarships to women who are single mothers, wives caring for a sick spouse, abused women trying to break the dependent cycle all while they are holding down a job and going to school. Their stories are poignant testimonies to the invincible spirit of women.
CWN pays it forward and the feeling of seeing these women accomplish their goals with our help is simply inspirational!
2019-20 Board of Directors
The mission of CWN is to facilitate personal enrichment and professional growth through communication, support, and through the stimulation of business opportunities for professional women in the Chesapeake Maryland regional business community.
Heather Bacher (Shore United Bank), President
Liz Skibbie (Edward Jones), Vice President
Megan Ingram (Queenstown Bank), Treasurer
Mimi Delcuze, (Delcuze Consulting LLC), Secretary
Jen Batchelder (Atlantic Coast Mortgage), Scholarship
Kerry Legg (FHN Insurance Co.), Communication
Susan Hale (Chesapeake Scenes), Membership
Liz Skibbie (Edward Jones)
and Stephanie Tyler (Shore United Bank), Events
Yvonne Purpora (Social Point Media & Marketing),
Celynda Frank (Shore United Bank), Member-at-Large
Cindy Jacobs (MD Residential Mgmt), Member-at-Large
Brooke Christensen (Visiting Angels), Member-at-Large
Melanie Drake (Splendid) Past President
Jenny Griffin (Harris Crab House), Past President