Welcome to Professional Women of McLean County!

In 1968, a group of women working in McLean County established the Women’s Division, as a subsidiary of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. The organization was formed to provide a forum specifically for businesswomen to connect, network and grow professionally. Many of the female business leaders of McLean County have contributed to the organization’s rich 42 year history. Today, Professional Women of McLean County, the successor organization to Women’s Division, carries on this dynamic tradition.

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Benefits of Membership

Professional Women of McLean County expects both members and guests find value in our monthly programming, networking opportunities and outreach.

As a member of Professional Women of McLean County you have access to additional benefits including:

  • Cost savings! Members save $70 over the course of the year.
  • Listing of your name and contact information on our Membership Directory
  • Private Facebook Group where you can network with other members directly (starting in January 2018)
  • Reduced price ticket for you (and all of your guests) at our annual fundraiser held in July
  • PWMC book club (starting in January 2018)
  • Opportunities to represent PWMC in the community

We’re happy to have you, whether membership is right for you or not.  Should you have any questions about membership please feel free to contact us at pwmccommunications@gmail.com!

Membership Information

We are currently taking new member applications! Membership in PWMC grants you access to:

  • Monthly meeting attendance and lunch
  • Networking opportunities with fellow businesswomen
  • Leadership and service opportunities
  • Reduced price ticket to our annual fundraiser
  • Enriched monthly educational programming
  • Community Outreach
  • And more!

Dues are $230 annually. These dues can be paid in full in January each year or paid in two installments of $115 in January and July. Membership is pro-rated to the nearest quarter year.

Please submit your membership application below. If you should need an invoice sent, please indicate so in the form and our treasurer will be happy to send your invoice back in an email.

Guests: You are welcome to attend our monthly events and special events as a guest. Guest fees for monthly membership meetings are $25, payable at the door by cash, check or credit card. Your guests fees help to cover the cost of lunch. We kindly ask for RSVP to each monthly event on the Monday prior by 10:00am. As a first time guest, we do invite you to attend at no cost or commitment.

Scholarship Opportunities

Professional Women of McLean County, Inc, a not-for-profit organization, was established to provide a forum specifically for businesswomen to connect, network and grow professionally. Part of our mission is to act as a benefactor for women in their academic and professional development pursuits.

To this end, PWMC is able to present from two scholarship funds annually to help women pursuing educational, professional or technical training, development and certification. The two scholarship funds are described below:

The Virginia Mosbacher Endowed Scholarship at the Illinois Prairie Foundation can be presented annually to women who have met the established criteria (i.e. leadership, clarity, and focus of career objectives) who attend American College of Technology, Bloomington-Normal School of Radiography, Heartland Community College or Lincoln College-Normal. When this scholarship is available for award, the application deadline is April 15th of the current year. The scholarship is awarded at our annual fundraiser, held in July of the same year.

The Professional Women of McLean County Women’s Professional Advancement Scholarship is fully funded through our annual fundraising campaigns. This scholarship is awarded annually to women pursuing specific professional development (i.e. professional certification, Leadership McLean County, continuing education, etc) or formal education at a local college or university (i.e., Heartland Community College, Lincoln College, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University). Application’s will be available online by March 1st of each year and the application deadline is April 15th of the same year. This scholarship will be awarded at our annual fundraiser, held in July of the same year.

2018 Applications will be available on March 1, 2018 and will be due no later than April 15, 2018 .
If you have questions regarding our scholarship opportunities, to contribute to our scholarship fund, or learn more about Professional Women of McLean County membership, please contact us!

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