I am thrilled to share some exciting news with you all! We’ve partnered with the amazing folks from the Atascadero Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to launch a fantastic program called Women of Influence North County, or wINC for short. We created this program to spotlight remarkable women in our community who are making a positive impact, whether that’s through their work, volunteer efforts, or leadership. We want to celebrate their achievements and inspire the leaders of tomorrow.

wINC is an essential building block in creating a platform for women to connect, meet, learn, grow, and inspire each other. We know that by bringing these women together, amazing things can happen! That’s why we’re hosting a Women of Influence North County luncheon on September 28th from 12 – 1:30 PM at the Springhill Suites and Resorts in Atascadero. Earlier this year, we reached out to our North County community to have them nominate incredible women they knew. Four remarkable women were chosen from this pool of nominees, and they will share their stories at this event. One of the women selected will receive the 2023 Woman of Influence award at the Annual Gala next year.

I want to invite you to join us for this luncheon. It’s open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend. Tickets for the event are only $30 and include a spectacular lunch. You can purchase your tickets online at atascaderochamber.org/women-of-influence-north-county/ or you can call our office at (805) 466-2044. Thank you to our event sponsor, Southern California Gas, for supporting this wonderful program!

Proceeds from wINC will benefit recipients of the AAUW Tech Trek program. This program helps girls with futures in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). It offers a one-week summer camp built to make STEM fields accessible to girls in middle school –when girls’ participation in these critical fields statistically drops. So, not only are we celebrating these influential women, but we are also positively impacting the lives of others in our community.

So, mark your calendars, get your tickets, and join us at the luncheon. Let’s celebrate these amazing women and support a great cause together. This program isn’t just about today; it’s about building and supporting a brighter, more diverse future for everyone in our local community.

-Josh Cross, Atascadero Chamber CEO

Josh Cross

President & CEO of the Atascadero Chamber | Josh Cross

Josh Cross is a longtime Central Coast local, having grown up right here in Atascadero. He has a strong knowledge of governmental and community issues, in addition to economic development. Previously he worked as the Director of Economic Development for the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce, and has always been passionate about the incredible work Chambers can do for their community.