What is SWN?

The Southside Women's Network (SWN) is a business networking group that supports women in Coastal Virginia.

Whether you work in a corporate setting, are starting your own business, or have been in business for years, SWN is a diverse group of professional women who network together to build each other up and help each other succeed in business.
We are a peer-to-peer networking group that focuses on the individual. No more awkward moments when you switch companies or careers. We invest in you!
But that’s not all. When you join SWN, you don’t just collect a bunch of business cards, you make friends for life. 
SWN was founded as a resource for passionate women who are looking to increase their knowledge, collaborate with other professional women and leverage resources. By connecting authentically, we promote, support and inspire each other. 

The Purpose of Our Women's Networking Group is to:

  • Provide educational and business networking opportunities
  • Build a strong network of professional contacts
  • Recognize milestones and contributions of our members
  • Encourage women to become successful in business
  • Celebrate your successes
  • Promote your business events
  • Help recognize and remove barriers to your business success

Our Mission

To connect and empower women to succeed in business.

Our Vision

To increase the number of successful businesswomen in Coastal Virginia.

Membership Benefits

  • Office Depot/OfficeMax Discount Card (wholesale pricing)
  • Access to Zoho Social Agency for $19.95 per month
  • 10% Discount at 4imprint.com
  • Access to Vistaprint Pro Advantage Pricing and Shipping
  • Online Membership Directory to Connect with Other Members
  • Monthly Networking Events to Expand Your Connections
  • Special Member Pricing at Workshops and Events
  • Member-to-Member Discount Program
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Strategic Teams to Deepen Your Connections and Develop Resources
  • A monthly newsletter to share what is happening with your business
  • Event Promotion through our Event Calendar and Facebook Page


Our annual membership rate is $75 per year and includes all of our membership benefits. 

Renewal is on your anniversary date. 

Memberships are non-transferable. 

There are no meeting requirements or referral quotas. Come when you can. Share your events. Volunteer when you have time. 

SWN reserves the right to refuse service or membership to anyone.