If you aren't already a member, you might want to consider joining ARDA-WIN Advantage. ARDA-Win Advantage is a women-centric group (though men are welcome too!) that advocates, educates and connects its members by fostering personal and professional growth through a focus on networking, philanthropy, mentoring and diversity/inclusion within the vacation industry. It really is a win-win for the members of the group. Through connecting with other industry professionals members reap many benefits:
- A mentor program that benefits both the mentor and mentee
- Real-world knowledge of industry basics
- Knowledge of new developments and the latest industry trends
- Access to the industry’s library of educational and professional development tools
- Networking opportunities
- Access to business training
- The support and fostering of diversity and inclusion in the vacation ownership industry
- ARDA-WIN Advantage World Scholarship
Win-win for Philanthropies Too!
ARDA-WIN is also a win-win for the philanthropies it supports in order to help improve the lives of women through education, health and other initiatives. The ARDA-WIN Advantage Social Responsibility Group has awarded thousands of dollars in charitable grants to such recipients as Christel House, Deliver the Dream, Dress for Success, Easter Seals Camp Challenge, Send Me on Vacation and more.
An important aspect of the WIN’s networking component is WIN Wednesdays. Gatherings are held the fourth Wednesday of every month in different areas. Local members and visiting members can stop by and connect with other colleagues working in the industry and enjoy food, fun and camaraderie. Interested in becoming a WIN member? Stop by a meeting and introduce yourself. For a list of upcoming meetings check the site at www.arda.org/win/wednesday.aspx