Hottest Networking Events for Women in Atlanta





Countdown to Kickoff by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and others


Starts: July 7th, 2008 at 8:00am
Ends: July 7th, 2008 at 5:00pm


Former University of Georgia football players Jon and Matt Stinchcomb will host the second annual Countdown to Kickoff. Prepare for the football season along with fellow Georgia alumni, and Bulldog fans can take part in a golf tournament, Dawg-themed auction and party, fan festival and autograph session. This fundraiser will benefit the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Georgia Transplant Foundation and the University of Georgia College of Education. The event centers in cincinnati provides opportunities for hundreds of Bulldog fans to meet more than 50 current and former UGA players.               678.514.1185       .





Vital Leadership Series by Women in Technology (WIT)


Starts: July 9th, 2008 at 7:00am
Ends: July 9th, 2008 at 9:00am


Leadership is crucial not only for professional success, but also personal. Join us for our July meeting as Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO of AT&T Mobility, will share his inspirational life story, from his arrival in America from Cuba at the age of 10 without family, friends, or knowledge of English, to becoming the CEO of one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. Maggiano’s Buckhead 3368 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA




2nd Annual Awards Luncheon and Fundraiser by



Starts: July 26th, 2008 at 8:00am
Ends: July 26th, 2008 at 4:00pm


For our July 26, 2008 Signature Event, we’ve planned a fun-filled day including Celebrity Challenge Tennis and Golf Tournaments for corporate and other professionals to network and learn or just have fun playing tennis or golf at the Chateau Élan Winery and Resort, just 45 minutes outside Atlanta off I-85. The day will kick off with four funtastic hours of golf or tennis if you choose or simply join us for a gourmet luncheon. Register online at or call               866-943-5797        x 7015 for more information.




Maximize Corporate Asset Value through IP Strategy by IP Refinery



Starts: July 29th, 2008 at 8:30am
Ends: July 29th, 2008 at 1:00pm


Atlanta-based, women-owned IP Refinery presents a half day seminar on Maximizing Corporate Asset Value through Intellectual Property Business Strategy. The half-day seminar is designed specifically for investment professionals and executives who oversee one or more of corporate investment, business search, innovation processes, product development, and M&A activities. This is the first and only seminar revealing how IP strategy IS business strategy. Although others claim to show how to use patents for business, patents and other IP (such as trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets) remain in the hands of legal professionals, who, more often than not, treat IP as legal questions divorced from business reality.





Driving Success with a Quality Workforce by Toyota


Starts: July 31st, 2008 at 7:30am
Ends: July 31st, 2008 at 10:30am


Achieving success and profitability begins with recruiting, selecting, and retaining the right people to drive the engine of the business. HR executives will get an “under-the-hood” perspective on Toyota’s success in this arena at “The Toyota Culture: Driving Success with a Quality Workforce,” a complimentary breakfast presentation and business roundtable. Mike Hoseus, former Toyota Executive and Author of the best selling book Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way will be the keynote speaker. The event will be held at the Cobb Galleria and it is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please contact Dana Fox at or               678-683-9867        to register. The first 100 guests will receive a complimentary copy of The Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way signed by Hoseus.





Kids Helping Kids by The Marcus Institute


Starts: August 9th, 2008 at 9:30am
Ends: August 9th, 2008 at 12:00pm


Kids Helping Kids is a youth talent show benefiting The Marcus Institute. The event is being hosted by The Westminster Schools. Open auditions for children age four and up. Open auditions will be held July 12 and July 16 at The Marcus Institute, and finals will be held on August 9. The contest will have four age categories. Audition information, application, and all event details can be found on our website.





Taste of Asia by Georgia Restaurant Association


Starts: August 10th, 2008 at 8:00am
Ends: August 16th, 2008 at 9:00pm


Asian food sizzles in Atlanta this summer during a Taste of Asia this Aug. 10-16. Restaurants throughout the city, such as Silk, and Ludacris’ hot new restaurant, Straits, will be featuring entertainment and special offers such as a three-course menu for $28. Casual dining restaurants will offer two dinners for a $28 value. Find the foodie in you during this week long celebration of Asian culture. A portion of the proceeds go to a culinary scholarship focusing on continuing the Asian culinary tradition. For more information and event locations, visit





Designed for a Purpose Fashion Show by Dress for Success Atlanta


Starts: August 17th, 2008 at 5:00pm
Ends: August 17th, 2008 at 7:00am


Fashionable Recycling: Dress for Success Atlanta is revealing its green side as it hosts its annual fashion show fundraiser event on August 17th at 5pm. In attempts to raise awareness for the organization and what they do this year designers have pushed their creative abilities to develop a new design ensemble from recycled material or clothing. At Dress for Success Atlanta, one woman’s business suit is purposefully recycled to aid another woman’s future. Please come out and join in an evening of sophisticated fashion, featuring special musical guests and an opportunity to win unbelievable prizes. Visit to buy tickets or for more information. Tickets are available now for $30 general admission and $75 VIP.





Chopstix for Charity by NAAAP


Starts: August 18th, 2008 at 6:00pm
Ends: August 18th, 2008 at 11:00pm


The Atlanta chapter of National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP-Atlanta) is set to host the 10th annual Chopstix for Charity event, in conjunction to the NAAAP National Convention,at the beautiful SunTrust Atrium, two walking blocks from Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel, in Downtown Atlanta. The Phoenix, a mythical bird that rebirths itself as a stronger and more beautiful creature, will be the theme of this years gala representing a renewed and recharged spirit for the event. Chopstix for Charity will be celebrating 10 years of raising funds and awareness for the Asian-American Community.





It’s About Time by G-CAPP & IKEA


Starts: September 17th, 2008 at 6:00pm
Ends: September 17th, 2008 at 9:00pm


“It’s About Time” For A Great Cause. Purchase one-of-a-kind art timepieces designed by celebrities such as Gladys Knight, Big Boi of Outkast, Tyler Perry of Madea, Martina Navratilova, India Arie and nationally known artists to support Jane Fonda’s Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP) during the “It’s About Time” charity auction and reception, September 17, 2008, from 6-9 IKEA, 441 16th Street in Atlanta GA. Cost is $100 per ticket. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go towards G-CAPP’s Second Chance Homes Program, which provides homes throughout Georgia to young mothers with support to become self-sufficient parents.               404.475.6046        or





Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk by Kaiser Permanente


Starts: September 25th, 2008 at 7:00pm
Ends: September 25th, 2008 at 12:00am


Atlanta Woman is a proud supporting sponsor of the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk. Produced by U.S. Olympian and running expert Jeff Galloway through Phidippides Runners RRCA, the Kaiser Permanante Corporate Run/Walk & Fitness Program is a unique workplace organized fitness program that kicks off with the Get Active Atlanta Training Program, which includes a free 8-week training membership, and culiminates in a downtown Corporate 5K Run/Walk and Company Picnic although for those people wanting to try other culinary experiences they can try other restaurants from these online guides at The Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk is designed to promote health, wellness and fitness among metro Atlanta companies and their employees. Designed to promote health and fitness among metro Atlanta companies and their employees, a portion of proceeds also benefits the Atlanta Braves Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.





Men Stopping Violence Annual Awards Dinner by Men Stopping Violence


Starts: October 11th, 2008 at 8:00pm
Ends: October 11th, 2008 at 11:00pm


Men Stopping Violence will honor Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, and George McKerrow Jr., philanthropist and restaurant entrepreneur, for their commitment to the work of ending violence against women. The Men Stopping Violence Annual Awards Dinner has become a traditional gathering for allies and supporters of this vital work. Tickets: $150-$200. The Atlanta History Center 130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W. Atlanta, GA               404.270.9894        or





Numbers Too Big To Ignore by Atlanta Women’s Foundation


Starts: October 30th, 2008 at 11:30am
Ends: October 30th, 2008 at 2:00pm


The Atlanta Women’s Foundation believes that an investment in women and girls is an investment in healthy families and strong communities. We accomplish this by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations serving women and girls, developing leadership programs for women, educating the public on the challenges faced by women and girls, and advocating on their behalf. Your support of this event will ensure that women and girls have the tools they need to succeed in our community. or               404.577.5000        ext. 108





New Beginnings: A Photography Exhibit & Reception by Samaritan House of Atlanta


Starts: October 30th, 2008 at 6:00pm
Ends: October 30th, 2008 at 9:00pm


New Beginnings: The Story of Homelessness and Lives Transformed, is a pictorial journey of Atlanta’s homeless men and women from the streets to success. The event will also feature a silent auction, raffle, entertainment, food and beverages, and a short presentation about Samaritan House’s impact on homelessness in Atlanta. Through New Beginnings, Samaritan House hopes to heighten awareness of the issue of homelessness in Atlanta while demonstrating a sense of hope for the homeless population and the city of Atlanta. Proceeds from the event will help fund vital services offered to Samaritan House clients, including meals, case management, employment readiness training, transitional employment opportunities and Community Voice Mail.