FAQs & History of SPW
The Main Line Society of Professional Women was launched in
May 2009 to fill a need for a professional organization for women
of all ages and businesses of all types and sizes in the Main Line
The Society of Professional Women (SPW) enhances
personal and professional development by offering participants
stimulating programs, networking opportunities and a welcoming
forum to share experiences and insights.
The Main Line Society of Professional Women also fosters
community involvement. Each SPW event features a different
Chamber nonprofit organization, and attendees get involved in
helping with the group’s mission. At one 2009 event, for example,
more than 300 books were collected and donated to Presbyterian
SPW has been dubbed the “Regions Sold Out Success.” No one could have predicted our rapid growth -- from 450
names on an original email list to 1,400 names in the first three
months alone. Our email list has increased to over 3,600 names!
SPW is proud to be helping women grow their
careers and engage in meaningful ways in the community where
we work and play.
What are the benefits of being involved with SPW?
- Opportunity to help people a lot less fortunate than us
- Broaden our support base and enrich our lives
- Gain new business perspectives
- Opportunity to network with both men and women
- Meet new clients, employers and friends at our well-attended events
Why should I attend SPW events?
SPW provides access to empowering resources that will help you build connections to further your career personally and professionally.
Do I need to Join the Main Line Chamber before I can attend SPW events & Is there a fee to belong to SPW?
No. SPW is open to everyone. There is no SPW membership fee. SPW events are open to both men and women, regardless of age, background and industry. Individual event prices are discounted for MLCC members & joining the Main Line Chamber will provide you with additional benefits but there is no requirement to join MLCC.
* As long as you are on our SPW email list you will receive all event information.
How does SPW give back?
Each SPW event will feature a MLCC member non-profit organization. SPW hopes to help them spread their mission and to collect much needed items and donations for them.