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Women’s Enrichment Network

Women’s Enrichment Network

Mission: The Women’s Enrichment Network connects, empowers and inspires female leaders to serve one another and our community by providing personal and professional growth resources.

Meet the 2023 Stephenson County She-Roes!


Meetings are always the second Wednesday of the month from 12-1 pm, locations vary but typically we meet at the Freeport Public Library public meeting rooms and via Zoom.  Meeting formats will vary month-to-month based on topic and availability of a speaker.  Every meeting will have a short time for informal networking.  Lunch is brown bag.  Membership is $25/year.  Women are welcome to attend their first meeting for free with a commitment to join.


For more information, contact Andrea Winter at or 815-233-1354.

To complete a membership application, click here.  


Presentation Notes from May 12 meeting on Networking, click here.

2023 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 11th, Forming Healthy Habits
  • February 8th, Exhibit of African American Freeports
  • March 8th, Self-Care
  • April 12th, Misconception about Female Leaders
  • May 10th, ‘Hysterical‘ Women: Hormones and the Female Body
  • June 14th, Human Trafficking Awareness
  • July  12th , How to Hold an Efficient Meeting
  • August 9th, The Art of Collaboration
  • September 13th, ‘Hepeating’
  • October 11th , Salary Negotiations
  • November 8th, Implicit Bias
  • December 13th, Holiday Social


WEN Steering Team:


Rebecca Anderson

Business Training Coordinator

Highland Community College


Amy Baker

President and CEO

Citizen State Bank


Sarah Flashing

Community Relations Director

Freeport Community Foundation


Nicole Haas

Marketing & Brand Director

Greater Freeport Partnership


Ashley Huffines

Executive Director

Freeport Public Library


Dianne Ludwig

Adult Services Director

Freeport Public Library


Andrea Schultz Winter

Development Director

Greater Freeport Partnership


Paulette Williams-Thomas

Communication Specialist

Freeport Public School District #145

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Construction, Plumbing, Heating, & Service

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Private Label Food Manufacturing

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