My morning started off with an email that read “Would you like to go to a luncheon today?” Being as it was my third week working at netlogx and my healthy love of free food, I didn’t even ask what the luncheon was for, I just replied, “Sure”.
As I walked up to the mother ship that is the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, I thought about the great opportunity I had been given to work at netlogx. Every day for the past three weeks had been full of training, new opportunities, and surprises. I have been welcomed into the netlogx family with open arms.
The luncheon was held in a third floor conference room, and was filled to the brim with excited and friendly ladies. I had arrived at the monthly NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) luncheon. Indianapolis is the number one chapter of NAWBO in the nation, and netlogx is a silver level corporate sponsor.
As the ladies sat down at the tables, everyone introduced themselves, and exchanged business cards. I was impressed by how great it was to be surrounded by so many women leaders and business owners from the Indianapolis community. At my table were women who owned businesses and who were presidents or partners of companies. Listening to the conversations around me made me feel inspired.
During the delicious soup, chicken salad, and dessert courses, we listened to a speaker from Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield speak about the Affordable Care Act, the upcoming changes to health care, and the impact on small businesses. The speaker spoke from an insurance provider’s point of view and gave information on premiums and coverage changes due to the Affordable Care Act. I found this topic particularly informative because I am currently working on projects concerning health care reforms.
Attending this luncheon was a great experience that gave me an opportunity to speak and interact with business women from the Indianapolis community.