Connecting with Women in Tech group leaders (virtual/in person communities)
I lead a Women in Tech group in my city that's grown to just over 900 members and counting (very proud of that) and I've been searching for other womxn who lead similar type groups/online communities for exchanging of experiences, advice, tips a and resources. My immediate need is for a sounding board to discuss a notable decline in engagement within our volunteer base. I held what I felt to be a successful Fall Programming Kickoff a few weeks back with a lot of great discussion/brainstorming but have not had much if any follow-through in terms of people stepping up as leads to drive specific programming initiatives.With the increased overwhelm from COVID and the upcoming elections, I know we're collectively dealing with A LOT and I want to acknowledge and honor that. At the same time, want to harness the energy and enthusiasm the group shared in their desire to connect and do what I can to maintain the momentum. I'm feeling discouraged that we've been unable to move forward after expending significant effort in rallying committees in response to member's requests for more programming.I understand the need to reframe and shift my approach in light of the climate we're currently in-to better support my volunteer team and empower them to embrace leadership roles among our program and advisory committees.I'm open to input/feedback as well as connecting with anyone in a similar leadership position. Additionally, if you know any peer groups I should join, please share them. My initial searches have not turned up a fit.