Networking Socials

the power of networking

A key cornerstone to any business or organization is relationships, and behind every great relationship lies the art of networking. Networking involves listening, reflecting, connecting, building, action-oriented follow-through and persistance toward opportunity. For all of these reasons, WNC DEC has been committed to hosting (quarterly) Networking Socials to create an intentional gathering space amongst local Human Resource professionals, and the greater community. It is our ultimate hope that by way of these Networking Socials, that conversations and possibilities are sparked that will further the mission toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce in Asheville and beyond. Together, we can dream up what a multi-cultural community could look like and take a small action, like attending a Networking Social, to make that a reality.

In 2019, Networking Socials are on the 1st Thursday of each quarter from 6-8pm.
Doors open 5:30 to members.

overview of networking socials

Join WNC DEC member organizations, including: AB-Tech, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Asheville City Schools, Asheville School, Biltmore Company, Buncombe County, Buncombe County Schools, Carolina Day School, City of Asheville, MAHEC, McGuire, Wood & Bissette, Mission Health, Rainbow Mountain Community School, UNC Asheville, United Way of Asheville & Buncombe County, Warren Wilson College, YMCA of Western North Carolina, and YWCA of Asheville....for a night of connecting, mingingling, and community conversations about diversity, equity & inclusion with a welcoming vibe, music (and occasionally, art!), and heavy snacks as the backdrop! Non-alcoholic beverages and spirits available at some venues. 

We welcome community, youth, elders, and professionals alike for a fun post-work gathering with community champions from around the Asheville community. Bring thoughts, ideas, handouts, etc that showcases what you're up to, and what you're all about! And of course, don't forget your business cards!  Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. 

Please RSVP in advance to help coordinate snacks and logistics. 


WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition (WNC DEC) is a network of organizations dedicated to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more information on WNC DEC, please visit or email us at

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QUARTER I :: Thursday, march 7TH, 2019 @ 6PM


Event Concluded.

QUARTER II :: ThursDAY, june 6th, 2019 @ 6PM


Event Concluded.

QUARTER III :: Thursday, september 5th, 2019 @ 6PM

QUARTER IV :: Thursday, December 5th, 2019 @ 6PM