Are you looking to exchange insights & ideas
plus connect with CX members on a deeper level?

Exchange Circles are the place to dive into even deeper community at Central Exchange.

In a world where women still face barriers, Exchange Circles are a safe space to share your career struggles, give and get advice, and celebrate each other’s wins. These discussion-based meetups gather CX Members at the same date/time each month and are always inclusive — whether you’ve been before or this is your first time.

Dates and times vary depending on the circle topics below, so check the CX Program Calendar for the most up-to-date information and to register. All CX members are welcome. If you have any questions about a particular Exchange Circle, please contact the individual leaders listed in the descriptions below by clicking on their names to send an email.

Make strong CX connections and grow your network by registering
for an Exchange Circle (or two or three or more) today!

CX CALENDAR
CX CALENDAR

WHEN: 1st Tuesday of every month from Noon – 1:00 pm Begins February 2022!
WHERE:
Virtually via Zoom
FACILITATED BY: Julie Stofer Klima

Lessons in Leadership is for leaders eager to grow. Beginning in February 2022, join fellow CXers on the 1st Tuesday of every month for a conversation about a relevant leadership topic to grow in knowledge, learn from others, and identify ways to stretch yourself. Each month we will have a guest presenter who will share their experience and philosophies about leadership. 

Whether you are a manager or project leader, new entrant to the workforce with company leadership on the horizon, an entrepreneur leading in a variety of ways, or an executive, you are welcome to join Lessons in Leadership. Real discussion leads to evolving mindsets and behaviors, and the CX virtual environment is comfortable for open discussion and sharing. Come prepared to participate!

CX CALENDAR

WHEN: 2nd Wednesday of every month from 8 – 9 am
WHERE:
Virtually via Zoom
FACILITATED BY: Amanda Hahn and Stacey Dershem

Are you ready to participate in a confidential small group with other women, to connect on a more personal level, sharing stories, experiences, successes, and challenges?

Central Exchange is committed to offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their goals, and we are very excited to announce our newest Exchange Circle, “Lean In” beginning in January 2022.

Based on Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, this new Exchange Circle is facilitated by Amanda Hahn and Stacey Dershem, and will focus on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions and change the conversation from what we can’t do to what we can do.

The Lean In Exchange Circle provides you an opportunity to connect with other women and share experiences that allow you to get to know each other by tapping into each other’s ideas and giving support. The group dynamics will grow and change throughout the upcoming year based on the participation of the group’s attendees.

Due to the personal, confidential nature of the conversations, this Exchange Circle is limited to 12 attendees and and each person is committing to attend for a minimum of 6 months. Currently, the session starting in January is full, however a second Lean In Exchange Circle will begin in April 2022 if there is interest. Email Mona Raglow at mona@centralexchange.org for more information.

CX CALENDAR

WHEN: 3rd Tuesday of every month from 8 – 9 am
WHERE:
Virtually via Zoom
FACILITATED BY: Christa Hines and Robyn Stevens

Tuesdays used to be business as usual, but not anymore—at least for one Tuesday a month!  Join us every third Tuesday at 8 a.m. for a cozy Coffee Talk! We’ve created a virtual space for a casual chat among members. No agenda, just conversation. Curious to know more? Grab your favorite morning beverage and tune in for an uplifting Tuesday morning!

Why Coffee Talk?

Conversation helps us:

  • Discover common ground & deepen connections
  • Reduce stress, resulting in greater physical & emotional wellbeing
  • Explore new & creative ideas
  • Enhance communication skills, which makes us better, more empathetic leaders
CX CALENDAR

WHEN: 4th Wednesday of every month from 12 pm – 1:30 pm
WHERE:
Virtually via Zoom
FACILITATED BY: Kim Beer

Whether you are new to the business world, or you’re an experienced entrepreneur, this group is for YOU.

Entrepreneurs Resource group is an “Explore It – Do It” group.  We begin by exploring an action you can take to improve your business or entrepreneurial life.  We will then take the time to do what we discussed.  If you’ve been seeing a a way to make true progress in your entrepreneurial journey, this group is for you.

You are encouraged to attend every 4th Wednesday of the month, however if you can’t, don’t let that keep you from attending when you can.

CX CALENDAR

WHEN: 4th Friday of every month from 11:30 – 1:00 pm
WHERE:
In-Person at Training Umbrella
FACILITATED BY: Jan Soper and Dr. Mary Corcoran

Friday Fun Lunch is a group of assorted, changeable (but not interchangeable) women (usually) who just want to take a break, meet a few people they don’t know, and just see what happens — because after all, you always need a fun lunch on a Friday. Anyone who joins us is by definition fun, clever, smart, and ready to have a good time. You can expect no agenda — though it doesn’t mean we’re topic-less — and a great lunch (always).

Take time for yourself and join us for the best Friday of your month.

CX CALENDAR

WHEN: 3rd Wedensday of every month from Noon – 1:00 pm Beginning April 2022!
WHERE:
Virtually via Zoom
FACILITATED BY: Jessica Garder

The WiSTEMM Exchange Circle is designed to connect women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM). Beginning in April 2022, join fellow CXers on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for a conversation about a relevant topic for women in STEMM. The goal of the group is to provide opportunities to network, share information, and build each other up. The topics will evolve based on participant’s feedback. 

It does not matter the stage you are within your career; you are welcome to join the WiSTEMM Exchange Circle at any time. We have the power to support, inspire, and build each other up within our field! 

“Life is not meant to be lived as a Lone Wolf. We all need a Pack.” – Abby Wambach