In 2015, Newport Beach City Council Member Diane Dixon and several community leaders developed a forum called Women in Newport Networking (WiNN) to encourage more Newport Beach women to serve local civic and community groups.
The WiNN planning committee is comprised of Diane Dixon, Debra Allen, Robyn Grant, Kathy Harrison, Sarah Stapleton and Jill Johnson-Tucker.
Annual WiNN Forums
Save the Date! The 2017 WiNN Forum will be held on Thursday, March 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Newport Beach Civic Center.
Approximately 200 community members attended the inaugural WiNN forum on February 25, 2016. View photos from the forum.
The City and local, nonprofit organizations (see below for the list of event partners) provided information at the forum about their volunteer groups and needs. There was a brief panel discussion featuring current and former community leaders Marian Bergeson, Roberta "Bobbie" Fesler, Judy Johnson and Dorothy Larson, and participants were able to talk with panelists and other community volunteers, view the forum program and speaker bios.
Women in Newport Networking Partner List
- City of Newport Beach-Boards, Commissions and Committees
- Citizens Police Academy
- Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce
- Coastline Community College Foundation
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
- Environmental Nature Center
- Friends of OASIS
- Friends of the Library
- Newport Bay Conservancy
- Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
- Newport Beach Arts Foundation
- Newport Beach Public Library Foundation
- Newport-Mesa ProLiteracy
- Still Protecting Our Newport (SPON)