Who We Are

Founded in 1989, our mission is "To promote a spirit of cooperation and understanding among members; to provide a strong network of professional contacts; to contribute to the mutual education and encouragement of members; and to achieve recognition of the contribution of women to the community."

What We Do

PWS has approximately 50 members, including entrepreneurs, financial and insurance professionals, attorneys, education professionals and small business owners, who come together each month to network over professional development & well-being luncheons.

When Do We Meet?

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month, except during June and July, at 12pm at the Holiday Inn. Networking starts at 11:45am. Members are encouraged to bring potential members as guests to each meeting. Potential members are then invited to join after attending one meeting.

2019 Programming

List subject to change.


Meeting Date: Wednesday, January 16 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: Members Only Group Assessment


Meeting Date: Wednesday, February 20 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: Imposter Syndrome & Stereotype Threat, Dr. Tracy Linderholm, Professor and Associate Dean, Graduate Education and Research at Georgia Southern University and Dr. Amy Hackney, Professor of Psychology, Georgia Southern University
Member Spotlight: Melissa Rhodes, Melissa Rhodes Accounting


Meeting Date: Wednesday, March 20 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: Self-Defense with Todd Mashburn
Member Spotlight: Nanci Conner, A Spoonful of Sugar Organizing


Meeting Date: Wednesday, April 17 at 11:45am
Location: AgSouth Community Room
Topic: Healthy Meal Prep with Shannon Ward of CAKE
Member Spotlight: Rachel Barnwell, Development Authority of Bulloch County


Meeting Date: Wednesday, May 15 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: 15 Social Media Marketing Strategies & Tips for Your Business with Mandy Edwards of ME Marketing Services
Member Spotlight: Michelle Lank, Kid's World Learning Center

June & July

No scheduled meetings due to summer break.

We will have 2 summer socials to for members to get together and network.

More Details Coming Soon!


Meeting Date: Wednesday, August 21 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: Speed Networking
Member Spotlight: Angel Coughlin, Sacred Space


Meeting Date: Wednesday, September 18
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: Leadership Workshop with Kylie Jean Tannehill (*Note: This will be from 11:30am-2:00pm)
Member Spotlight: Miranda Winter, ServPro of Statesboro


Meeting Date: Wednesday, October 23 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: TBD
Member Spotlight: The Mock Law Firm


Meeting Date: Wednesday, November 20 at 11:45am
Location: Holiday Inn
Topic: Planning for Your Future - Wills and Estates
Member Spotlight: Ann Hosler, Lee, Hill, and Johnston Insurers


Meeting Date: TBD
Location: Free Spirit Pottery or Board and Brush
Topic: Holiday Social


2019 Officers

Officers serve January-December of each year.


Mindy Fair


Arbonne Health & Wellness Consultant
Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
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Mandy Edwards


Owner & Digital Marketing Strategist
ME Marketing Services
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Kate Channell


Director, Marketing & Media
College of Business,
Georgia Southern University

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Valerie Thompson


Coldwell Banker - Tanner Realty
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Ann Hosler


Insurance Agent
Lee, Hill, and Johnston
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Meagan Johnson


Next Steps...

If you are interested in joining or visiting a meeting, please contact us and we will be in touch!