Network Exchange - Advancing Women in Business

What is Network Exchange?
Network Exchange (NX) serves the leaders of internal women’s networks/employee resource groups/affinity groups who create programming for women in their organization and facilitate the promotion and advancement of women to senior leadership positions. Through the NX program, local leaders of internal women’s networks meet quarterly at Central Exchange to network with each other, share resources and best practices, and create program ideas that address the developmental needs of the women in their organization.  To date, over 50 organizations have benefited from our executive level speakers and access to a “how to” guide on starting, maintaining and growing a vibrant internal women’s network group.

What type of leaders participate in the Network Exchange?

Network Exchange welcomes the leaders of the internal women’s networks from companies of all sizes across Kansas City. The leaders are also welcome to bring their active board/committee members, as well.

Where do we meet?

Downtown Central Exchange
1020 Central, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64105

Do I need a Central Exchange membership to participate?

While we encourage a membership in the Central Exchange, it is not required to participate in Network Exchange. 

2016 Network Exchange Calendar of Events

Excited to take your internal women’s network to the next level in 2016? Ready to jump start a new network? Join us for our quarterly Network Exchange breakfast series to hear from successful executives on strategic topics related to optimizing the effectiveness of your women’s network, while networking and sharing best practices with other organizations in KC who are committed to promoting and advancing their women.  Mark your calendars for these engaging topics:

Session 1:  The Why and How?  Framework of your Women’s Network Operating Plan (March 2, 7:30-9am) Coming Soon! Watch for an invite to our first quarterly event.

Session 2:  Leveraging Metrics for Impact (May 17, 7:30-9am) 

Session 3:  Securing Resources and Engaging Content (August 16, 7:30-9am) 

Session 4:  Positioning your Network for Funding (October 4, 7:30-9am)

Meeting Notes & Resources

August 16, 2016 Meeting Notes


If you are the leader of your organization's Women's Network/Affinity Group/ERG and would like to participate in our quarterly educational networking events, we would love to have you join us!

Please contact the Network Exchange Co-Chairs: Shannon Stites: or Wendy Wright Zeller:

Central Exchange Downtown
1020 Central St. Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 471-7560 Downtown

Central Exchange South
6201 College Blvd
Leawood, KS 66211