These autumn days will shorten and grow cold. The leaves will shake loose from the trees and fall. Christmas will come, then the snows of winter. You will live to enjoy the beauty of the frozen world, for you mean a great deal to Zuckerman and he will not harm you, ever. Winter will pass, the days will lengthen, the ice will melt in the pasture pond. The song sparrow will return and sing, the frogs will awake, the warm wind will blow again. All these sights and sounds and smells will be yours to enjoy, Wilbur – this lovely world, these precious days…

– Charlotte

This month, we invite you to take a break on one of the two back decks at The Web’s Clubhouse. Leave your phone somewhere else. Grab a glass of wine or hot mug of tea or coffee. And simply give yourself permission to take it in. Maybe there will be children playing in the park. Maybe you’ll hear our city’s signature church bells. Maybe the birds will be extra songful.

If you are part of our online community membership, we invite you to do the same in your own special space.

Before you get back to work, give yourself permission to practice an abundance of gratitude. We all have different factors playing in our lives — partnerships, beliefs, circumstances, career paths, businesses, families and backgrounds — but it is you, Webineer, who is living in this moment. And this moment is yours to enjoy.

We got this.

Want to share what you’re working on? We want to hear your program ideas and opportunities for your fellow members.

>>> Email us: hello@workourweb.com

Announcing New
NOVEMBER PROGRAM CALENDAR

Day-of Zoom program links to follow.

Money Ma$termind Continues!
Every Thursday at 1 p.m. via Zoom

The response has been raving from Webineers who are participating in this online accountability program and circle. And it’s not too late to join! Become part of the Money Ma$stermind with Bethany Rogers on any of these dates and know your net worth:

November 12: Business Financials – Let’s review the standard business financial reports and determine or review our YTD net assets and net income (or profit). We need to establish an awareness and goal-setting baseline for our business financials in the exact same way we’ve done with personal financials.

November 19: Backable or Bankable? – We’ll learn the types of investors and financing tools out there for women entrepreneurs and secrets to closing a financing deal, whether it’s a bank or a venture capitalist writing you a check. And let’s reconnect with our gratitude practice!

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We took the time and space the last couple of weeks to reflect on the reality that we are a country divided, not just over politics and policies, but also personal and social values. BUT we also believe the areas that seem to offer our community the most common ground and promise for advancing a more ‘perfect union’ moving forward center on innovation, entrepreneurism, small business and real estate ownership, and fundamental financial literacy and self-empowerment.

Let’s make the time to commit to empowering ourselves and our entrepreneurial community at The Web and beyond to build stronger businesses and a more prosperous and unified Macon and Central Georgia. We’ve got work to do – it’s gonna start with ourselves and a lot of realities we don’t enjoy addressing from the nitty gritty of our financials to better business management decisions and establishing clear guiding core values.

We’re certain this is the necessary work to do together to accomplish these vital, but inspiring aims.

>>> Missed a session? We will send links to past sessions to members in Slack!

Your voice matters! Registration is now open to join On The Table Macon, November 16 – 20, thanks to the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. Sign up for a table conversation, and follow the 5-step process to join the conversation. Video credit: Big Hair Productions

On the Table Macon: 2020 Virtual Edition The Work-Life Blend: Women in the Workforce
November 17, 12 p.m. via Hopin
Register Online

On the Table is a community-wide initiative that seeks to explore how the power of collaboration can make our community stronger, safer, and more dynamic. The goal is ambitious, but the desire is to create a movement that encourages each of us to do more – to contribute our time, talent, and ideas. This year, On the Table is a full week of conversations hosted virtually. Participants are surveyed to determine what issues mattered most to them and the ideas that emerged from the day’s conversations. Participants will also share their stories to help inspire others to make a difference. The Community Foundation of Central Georgia and the Knight Foundation will also offer everyone who participated an opportunity to apply for mini-grants as seed money to help launch their ideas. The online application for mini-grants will be available after On the Table.

The Web is hosting a “Table” and leading the community conversation about the work-life blend and how to support and retain women in the workforce during these unprecedented times. Did you know that more than 800,000 women left the workforce in September 2020? This community conversation will center on how work-life balance is a myth and how our community can better support what is the reality: the work-life blend. Among the questions to consider: how to hold our individual businesses, business partners and household / domestic partners personally and professionally accountable and actively engaged in gender equity? How do we provide a support system that actively engages women in the workforce and seeks sustainable policies and economic practices that advances equality?

Monday Motivation: Holiday Stress Survival
November 23, 11 a.m.

Between COVID-19, racial inequity, politics, working remotely, working in high risk environments, learning virtually and the motherload women in the workforce are carrying (and so much more), this year’s holidays will be a breeze, right? Not so, says 2020. If anything, our holiday traditions will be drastically different. From economic uncertainty to socially distanced place settings, we’re facing new stressors in a season that already challenges the mental health of many of us. Patty Gibbs, executive director of the Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia (LINK), will join us for a Monday Motivation that addresses holiday stress survival and protecting our heads and hearts

Welcome new Webineers!
with an email by clicking below

Ansley Booker Tonja Khabir Rebecca Richard

Winner, Winner, The Web helps make pedestrian friendly improvements to Washington Avenue.

Web members nominated The Web, and Love Your Street selected Washington Ave. in front of the Clubhouse to transform the intersection of Washington Avenue and Orange Street. We are relying on community members like you to provide input for this project and also volunteer to help us build a friendly Washington Ave. for bicyclists and pedestrians.

>>> Review our plans, answer a couple questions, and complete the survey when you have a minute? All for the love of our Washington Avenue!

>>> Reserve some time the mornings of Dec. 3 and 4 to come out and help with some street painting we’ll be doing from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. if you want to get in on the transformation!

Web Co-founder Elizabeth Schorr (ES&Co.) and Webineer Rachel Umana (Bike Walk Macon) are working to finalize our plans.

The Love Your Street project empowers Maconites to improve their own neighborhood streets by providing funding and support to build low-cost, quick-action, creative traffic calming installations that will be determined through an inclusive community engagement process.

Love Your Street is an initiative of Bike Walk Macon in partnership with Pillyr Foundation and Macon-Bibb County.

Take a break outside and maybe in the woods. Photo: Chris Smith for Macon Magazine, ” Natural Reflection: Fernando La Rosa Memorial Garden a tribute to inspiration.”

Why join The Web?

Access to a diverse, member-supported network

>>> Online programming
>>> Women-led collaboration
>>> Meaningful connection

Memberships start at $50 per month.

Members, don’t forget to make your #Introductions and learn about each other in our Slack channel.