HUDSON – The MetroWest Women’s Network announced yesterday, May 9, Julia Becker Collins, its president and co-founder is stepping down as president of the Network, but will remain on in an emeritus capacity.
All responsibilities will be assumed by Lysa Miller, co-founder and current Director of Technology, on June 1.
The MetroWest Women’s Network, founded by both Becker Collins and Miller, is a professional network of ambitious and fearless women working together to meet their goals of empowering local women, at any stage in their professional careers, in MetroWest Massachusetts to succeed in business and how they define success.
The MetroWest Women’s Network started as a simple Facebook group with 30 members and in two short years has grown into a thriving business, offering networking events and meetings that now comprise more than 2,000 active members.
Becker Collins had served in her current position since May of 2016 when the Network was founded. She has helped to successfully grow and solidify the business in the community over the past two years.
“It’s been a wonderful experience starting and growing the MetroWest Women’s Network with Julia.” said Miller, Co-Founder and incoming President of the MetroWest Women’s Network. “She has been instrumental in growing and leading this thriving network. Julia has been an inspiration to me, our board members, and women who participate in our group all around MetroWest and Central Massachusetts. I wish her great success and want to thank Julia for her dedication to the job as President of the organization.”
Moving forward, Becker Collins will be focusing on her full-time position at Vision Advertising, a Worcester-based digital marketing agency, as vice president of marketing & operations, where she has been for the past year and a half.
In 2018, she has very specific goals around personal growth, such as spending more time with her family and focusing on her fitness goals—she is focused on completing a Spartan Race double trifecta this year, which is a total of 6 Spartan Races this calendar year. She currently has no plans to start another business.
“It’s definitely mixed emotions,” said Becker Collins about leaving. “I loved working with this amazing group of women, including the leadership team. Any end of an era is sad. However, I’m excited to pass along the torch to Lysa and put full focus on other areas in my life. The business is in a perfect place where it can be managed by someone who is both talented and qualified, such as Lysa. There are wonderful things in the future for the MetroWest Women’s Network.”
MetroWest Women’s Network, LLC is a respected and established professional network of ambitious and fearless women working together to meet their goals since 2016. Based in Hudson, the network is dedicated to empowering women in MetroWest and Central Massachusetts to invest in their relationships through education and networking.