What the fuzz is all about…introducing the GWP (German Professional Women) – Colorado Chapter
Word gets around fast to reach newcomers from overseas; by joining this group, they are spared the sense of isolation, which so often accompanies the move to another continent.
Members can bring guests, and by submitting a questionnaire with contact information, these guests can become members as well. The prerequisites for membership in this group are an interest in the German culture, the ability to speak German, and to either work or to be significantly involved in outside activities.
The association likes to become truly international and would love to include Americans and women from other countries besides Germany. There are no age limits, and the members belong to a great variety of professions: secretaries, managers, small business owners, doctors, lawyers, counselors, coaches, and more, as well as mothers and homemakers who are engaged in activities outside their homes.
At most meetings, a speaker is engaged who speaks about a topic of general interest, followed by a question-and-answer session. The members support each other as friends, and of course networking plays a large role also. Special questions can be asked by e-mail to the entire group – somebody always has an answer to each problem.
The monthly newsletter will include the profile and photo of one of the members. All members can contribute to this newsletter, which informs about local business and cultural events and events within the German community as well as job offers and other items of interest. This newsletter and other informative emails are distributed to all members via e-mail.
The German Professional Women Association fulfills an important role for German-speaking women in Metro Denver as an international meeting place, a networking group, a forum for exchange and discussions, and a place where members contribute to the German-American friendship and foster international understanding and tolerance.
Active officers of the GPW – CO Chapter:
Jutta Weidenaar – Founder
Heike Vargas – Founder