The Women’s Network of San Luis Obispo County is a collaborative community of inspired business women. Its purpose is to be a welcoming space where women grow personally and professionally through educational opportunities, meaningful connections, and empowered professionalism.
We are committed to personal and professional growth through communication, education and the building of relationships.
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We meet the third Wednesday of every month. Check the Events page for our current location.
11:30 - 1:30 PM (program starts at noon)
The San Luis Obispo Women's Network is a lively, diverse group of women dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and empowering women to reach their fullest potential. Its beginning dates to 1979 when Connie Framberger left her job. Unemployed and looking for focus, Connie realized she lacked the community to talk with other women in business. And the inspiration for SLOWN is in the works. Connie launched a personal and career development group rather than a service club. Pandora Nash, a colleague of Connie’s husband, and Connie met for lunch to discuss the possibilities of starting such a group.
In September 1979, the first group of approximately 20 women met at Howard Johnson’s in San Luis Obispo. There was no formal name for the group, no officers, no specific agenda or policies, and no fancy brochures. Women showed up, opened themselves, shared their challenges and their much-deserved successes. By September of 1980, Patricia Ashbaugh created the by-laws, Betsey Nash served as the organization’s inaugural President, and for the first time in San Luis Obispo, Women in business have a community.