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WithIt Launches Refocused Web Site

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Article Summary: The newly refocused WithIt.org, includes robust, timely and engaging tools and members-only exclusives.




WithIt announced that its members now have a new online resource for timely insights, ideas exchange and professional mentoring. The newly refocused WithIt.org, complete with robust, timely and engaging tools and members-only exclusives, has launched.

“In our 15th year, WithIt’s story is now told digitally across a variety of platforms, and our new web site reflects the needs of our diverse and geographically separated community,” said WithIt 2012 President Julia Rosien, principal of SocialNorth. “We need to meet our members where they live, and the new web site connects us seamlessly to each other and the social media channels we use.”

WithIt.org’s new Member Café includes articles written by WithIt members and useful professional links. Meanwhile, the Student Café offers a find-a-mentor feature and a knowledge center that offers practical information for students at the early stages of their careers.

Other new online tools include: a regions-focused hub, where WithIt’s regional chapters can network with local members; a newsroom, including event photos; a “speak-up” section where WithIt members blog on leadership-focused topics; a searchable members directory; social media feeds; and more.

“WithIt’s new web site is the culmination of hundreds of hours of planning and hard work, and we’re very grateful to the individuals and companies that supported us,” said Rosien. “Now, the fun and sharing begins, and we’re eager to showcase and connect our members and potential members online.”

WithIt.org’s relaunch was made possible through the generous support of Wray Ward, which provided the graphics and layout, and Adesso Inc., which sponsored the development and programming of the site. For more information, contact Sara Lyke at director@WithIt.org.

About WithIt: WithIt was formed in 1997 for women in the home and furnishings industries in order to support their multi-dimensional career paths. It’s a not-for-profit network based in North Carolina that’s supported by companies such as Leggett & Platt, Furniture Brands International and International Market Centers. WithIt’s main purpose is to encourage and develop leadership, mentoring, education and networking opportunities for professional women in the home and furnishings industries. WithIt’s WOW Awards, which honor the achievements of home and furnishings professionals and businesses, will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at World Market Center – Las Vegas. www.WithIt.org.

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