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Impactful People NW began as Impactful Women NW in 2014 as a small meet-up group for women in Vancouver, Washington. Founder and President, Erika Laws, created the group after noticing a gap in the current networking circuit. She had stumbled into the world of networking through a career change in 2013. While she was fortunate to meet many people through the existing networking events, many events required a membership in order to attend and nearly all required an out of pocket cost up front. Erika wanted something different. She enjoyed connecting and meeting with people, but she also wanted a group that not only allowed her to be social, but gave her opportunities to listen to only presentations of interest, had no formal obligation to attend, and was affordable to those just starting out in their businesses. She decided to create her own event and The Social Hour was born. We focus on Community, Growth, and Connection.
Who: Impactful Women NW is a Nonprofit Organization established to connect women in business. Other division- Impactful Men NW
What: We Supply a platform that supports like minded business professionals.
When: We were established in February 2014.
Where: We focus on the women and now men in Portland OR, and Vancouver WA.
Why: To help build relationships and learn from each other, helping them succeed in whatever they do.
How: Through various events and learning platforms.
- Women in Business
- Men in Business
- Business Growth