WHO WE ARE : Join Janesville

Meet Laura Cullen, Co-Founder and Co-Chair for the NEW JOIN Janesville Young Professionals

Tell us an interesting thing about yourself
This is a tough one!  I played Division 1 basketball in college so I am very proud of that but most people get excited when I tell them my husband Jack is a chef and, yes, he likes to cook at home too!

Why did you step up to a leadership position with JOIN Janesville?
We have a lot of talent here in Janesville!  I am motivated by the support from Forward Janesville and business sponsors and the interest we have seen thus far from potential members.  I think Young Professionals are looking to get more engaged in their work and in the community but some don’t know how to get started.  Having a Young Professional organization can help them feel more connected and prepare for the next step in their lives and career.

 What’s the most compelling thing you would like to see happen in the first year of JOIN Janesville?
I am excited to meet new people and come together to better our community through volunteer work and professional development. 



JOIN Janesville Mission Statement

To advance and empower young professionals by creating a community of like-minded and ambitious individuals that connect, network and interact with one another through the JOIN Janesville Young Professionals Network.

JOIN Janesville’s Vision

JOIN Janesville will pursue its mission by holding monthly events for its members.  JOIN Janesville will offer events and activities focused on the following goals:

Individual DevelopmentJOIN Janesville will promote the development of leadership and professional skills and experiences of its members. 

Community Outreach and EngagementJOIN Janesville will provide events and activities that raise community awareness and involvement among its members.   (4 per year)

Social and New Opportunities. JOIN Janesville will offer events and activities to foster meaningful relationships and set roots in Janesville.   (4 per year)

The typical JOIN Janesville member should have the following traits:

·        Target Age Range 22-45 years old

·        Employed or seeking employment

·        Emerging leader within their organization and/or community

·        Living in Janesville or surrounding cities/towns

·        Demonstrates continuing commitment to JOIN Janesville’s purpose via actions

Apply Today! Download Join Janesville Membership Application. (Please note, at this time completed forms cannot be automatically emailed from the website, please download and forward to jjyp@forwardjanesville.com or mail to 14 S. Jackson St, Suite 200, Janesville, WI  53548.  Thank you.)

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