Connecting, inspiring, and empowering women.

Join us in creating a supportive network where women and our allies encourage you to be your best self.

As a member, you get:

Be part of a dynamic group that supports your personal and professional growth.

Enjoy speakers and workshops that push you to dream bigger.

Discover tools and tactics to turn inspiration into results–for yourself and others.

As a member of the GFW Inc. Women’s Network, you’ll receive many of the benefits of a full chamber investor, including:

  • Investor-only discounts to save you money.
  • VIP invitations–and early registration discounts–to Women’s Network events.
  • Directory of Women’s Network members and access to services offered/needed so you can support fellow members.
  • Investor pricing to GFW Inc. signature events including Holiday Night, Annual Meeting, Champions of Change, and the Greater Golf Open–perfect for connecting with your peers.
  • Weekly GFW Inc. emails including Top 5, Upcoming Events, and GovConnect to keep you in the loop on what’s happening with GFW Inc. and the business community.

The importance of chamber membership

Greater Fort Wayne Inc., serving as the chamber of commerce and economic development group for Fort Wayne and Allen County, works to develop a nationally recognized economy. Our belief is that success for our community benefits everyone. Because of this, membership in the Women’s Network requires a membership in the chamber of commerce.

Here’s how that affects Women’s Network membership dues:

All Women’s Network members

To join the GFW Inc. Women’s Network, there is an annual membership fee of $50 per person. This fee contributes to the administrative costs of the Women’s Network program. If your employer or company is already an investor in GFW Inc., this annual fee is the only requirement for your membership!

My company isn’t a GFW Inc. investor. Can I join the network?

Women’s Network events are open to all. However, to be a member of the Women’s Network program, you (or your employer) must also be a member of GFW Inc. Our team is happy to walk you through the benefits of chamber membership.

To get started on becoming a GFW Inc. member, complete the online member application. If you’d like more details before signing up, please call our office at 260-420-6945 or email Kimi Wilder at

I know someone who wants to join, but the membership fee is a barrier. Is there any financial assistance available?

Thanks to the generosity of our community and investors, we can provide Women’s Network memberships to those who need financial help. This support aims to eliminate barriers, fostering greater diversity and inclusion. If you’re interested in sponsoring someone’s membership, please reach out to Meghan Short at

Open to emerging and current leaders, the Women’s Network hosts connection events six times per year. Potential topics include leadership development, philanthropic service, diversity inclusion, community advocacy, and more.

2024 event dates

Event pricing

  • Varies per event; discount provided to enrolled Women’s Network members

Get a sneak peek at membership!

Meet members of the network and check out clips from past luncheons:

We seek passionate, committed, and diverse candidates to fill 4-6 open seats on the committee by September 2024. As a member of the Women’s Network Active Council (WNAC), you will have the opportunity to:

  • Influence and shape initiatives that support the professional and personal growth of women and our allies in Fort Wayne/Allen County.
  • Collaborate with a dynamic team dedicated to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.
  • Develop and implement events that address the unique challenges and opportunities women face in the workplace.
  • Strengthen your public speaking skills while building authentic relationships with like-minded leaders.
  • …and so much more!

Further details regarding WNAC’s terms of service and expectations are outlined in the application.

To learn more and apply, please complete the Women’s Network Active Council Application by August 15, 2024. Application reviews and decisions will be made in September, with WNAC Orientation to follow in October and your first meeting in November.