The mission of the Council
for Working Women is to advance the interests of women engaged
in business professions and service organizations. This Council
will promote opportunities for women in the region and support
activities which will enhance the capabilities of women, while
acting in unity with the goals and philosophies of the Joliet
Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
We'd like to introduce
you to the Council for Working Women
The Council or Working Women is a division of the Joliet Region
Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It was developed to establish
a forum that will provide professional and business growth
opportunities for women, enhance their capabilities, and benefit
the organizations of businesses they represent.
Council for Working Women 2017 Scholarship information
Council for Working Women (CWW) of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry has scholarships available for 2017. The Council for Working Women established the scholarship fund to assist working or recently unemployed women who are training to: re-enter the workforce; increase skills for employment; or begin a new career. The scholarship money will help recipients further their post-secondary education at local vocational/trade schools, accredited colleges or universities.
The Scholarship Fund is supported by fundraising and contributions from members of the Council for Working Women. The application deadline is June 15, 2017. Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 30, 2017. Scholarship funds will be applied to the upcoming semester for the 2017-2018 academic year (classes must begin after July 1). Scholarship funds may be applied to tuition, books, or fees and will be mailed directly to your educational institution. Scholarships will range from $1,000-$2,000.
Please contact Kelly Baltas at the Joliet Chamber for more information at 815.727.5371.
Scholarship Application available here
Membership in CWW
has many benefits:
- Participation in monthly
CWW Meetings held the first Thursday of each month. Each
meeting features a speaker who presents topics designed
to reflect the business and professional interests of the
- You will have the opportunity to highlight
your business via the 3-minute speaker drawing.
- Joining committees to support and enhance
the CWW, including Membership, Program, Special Events,
Communications/Newsletter, Scholarship, Nominations and
- Attending special networking
and fundraising events that the Council offers:
- The CWW Scholarship Program promotes
the continuing growth of working women within the community
by awarding scholarships to be used to further the recipient's
- The CWW hosts the annual ATHENA Award
Luncheon, which recognizes an outstanding professional
woman in the community through the international ATHENA
- Provide business and social contacts in an
organizational environment where members can meet other
business and professional women and share skills, experience
- Develop leadership skills through committee
- Provide a forum by which working women can
discuss problems and opportunities
- provide a communication link between working
women and the business community
- Recognize the achievements and promote the
contributions of area working women
- Offer educational opportunities through special
programs to encourage personal and professional growth.
Monthly topics may include: Effective Networking Techniques,
Successful Marketing Strategies, Conflict Management and
other issues of interest to our membership.
The Council was developed for YOU.
We value YOUR participation. This is a
unique opportunity for business and professional women to
come together to share ideas, network, teach, support and
learn from each other. Please join us!
Membership is open to all who feel they would benefit
from the activities of the Council for Working Women.
- $45 for members of the Joliet Region Chamber
- $100 for non-Chamber members
Membership fees are billed annually in January.
Those joining between Nov. 1 & Dec 31 will
in the January billing.
Meetings are held at 11:45 a.m. on the first
Thursday of the month (with the exception of special events)
A newsletter and flyers keep members informed of upcoming
Council meetings and activities.
Reservations for meetings are required. Members
may make their reservations by calling the Joliet Region Chamber
of Commerce and Industry at 815-727-5371 Three days prior
to the meeting.
A person may attend a Council meeting as
a guest only once.
Persons who have registered for a meeting
and do not attend and have not canceled by NOON the day before
the meeting are responsible for the meeting fee.