Networking Socials


What are networking socials all about?

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.

Typically, Networking Socials fall on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm (or longer when it's a party!).



Celebrating 5 years + building strong! We've been working hard, and we want to play hard too!

Join WNC DEC member organizations, including: AB-Tech, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Asheville City Schools, 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 reminiscing, partying, and making new magical moments as we all seek to champion diversity, equity and inclusion in Asheville and beyond.  For our next Networking Social, we want to take a moment to celebratedanceconnectsingvision, and share stories in honor of the hope that started WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition (WNC DEC) back in 2013, and furthers the mission today. We feel honored to be working with you all for 5 YEARS + counting so we're pulling out the balloons, cake, DJ, photo + story booth and door prizes for this one!

Enjoy a surprise mix of hors d’oeuvres, sweets or beverages all provided by local companies. FREE to the community. RSVP required. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. 


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