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Each Chapter is led by a facilitator, and we are working on adding profiles for each of these amazing women.

Chicago Chapter

Jennifer Betzen
Founder, MidWest Women Network

I am a former newspaper journalist who founded MidWest Women Network in November, 2017.

After I stopped working a decade ago to raise my two children, I was looking for an organization to join that could connect me with other interesting women.

However, as a stay-at-home mom, traditional networking organizations weren’t open to me because I didn’t have a business.

So, with the support of my family, I created MidWest Women Network.

It is an organization where women from all backgrounds can join and have a voice. Women living in urban, rural and suburban communities can now use Network meetings as a formalized way to expand both their professional and personal networks. And, of course, we also have fun!

Thank you to everyone who as supported the Network during these last two years! I can’t wait to keep growing and expanding the Network so women from across the MidWest can find support and friendship.