Women’s Fund of Rhode Island Hosts Elevate Your Career Networking Event

Empowering professional growth and gender equity, WFRI’s networking event in May aims to connect and inspire


On May 15, the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island (WFRI) will host its Elevate Your Career networking event, featuring keynote speaker Katie McDonald of bnourished, and offering speed-networking sessions with 24 female business leaders.

Participants will gain insights from prominent figures such as Angela Ankoma, vice president of the Rhode Island Foundation, who will discuss important professional topics like relationship building and career transitions. “This event is designed to inspire and equip women at all career stages with the tools needed for professional advancement and personal growth,” states McDonald.

Beth Thompson, special projects manager at WFRI, emphasized the value of such gatherings, saying, “Networking is a critical skill for professional growth. We're thrilled to facilitate these meaningful connections that can lead to new opportunities and insights.” 

The event will also offer complimentary professional headshots and feature 16 vendors aimed at enhancing career and personal development. According to Thompson, “Attendees not only leave with new connections but also tangible resources to further their career paths.” Elevate Your Career takes place Wednesday, May 15, 5-7pm, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. For more details and to register, visit


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