About Us

Welcome to BW NICE! We are happy that you want to know more. Established in April 2009, BW NICE (Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education) is a special organization that blends the successful building of women in business with helping other women achieve their potential in life and profession. BW NICE provides a warm, friendly atmosphere that is supportive, educational and dynamic, so women will:

  • make meaningful business connections. BW NICE members have easy and unlimited access to one another’s encouragement, knowledge, talents and resources. BW NICE members and friends connect during monthly events and mixers and through BW NICE’s website and social networking.
  • learn tips and techniques for new ways to succeed. Events throughout each month offer a combination of informal and structured networking activities that highlight techniques for making connections and pursuing your career goals.
  • leave each event motivated. BW NICE members find the interaction with each other empowering while creating a positive outlook for their life and work.

Our philosophy is welcoming and non-competitive. Our members don’t have to be here. They want to be here! Membership is not restricted to one person per profession. We do not have attendance or participation requirements, there are no required referrals, and we do not have a policy against membership with other networking organizations. Instead, we encourage members to enhance their networking abilities, foster meaningful partnerships with others, and help one another grow and prosper. We are a group of women who want to do more than merely exchange business cards. We see value in the balance of business networking and charitable outreach. We were founded out of someone’s personal story, and we want to be an integral part of others’ stories, too.


BW NICE consists of two entities – Business Women Networking, LLC (BWN, LLC) and BW NICE, Inc.

Business Women Networking, LLC is our for-profit multi-member LLC with oversight for both entities. The LLC manages all Chapter activities including chapter expansion, charity partners, fundraising activities such as our flagship event, The Red Shoe, and any other chapter events that help promote the mission and vision of BW NICE.

BW NICE, Inc. is our registered nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation. BW NICE, Inc. Board of Trustees provides oversight for all charitable fundraising activities, including our annual charity fundraising event, The Red Shoe. Each Chapter provides charitable fundraising activities on behalf of and under the discretion of BW NICE, Inc.

Business Women Networking, LLC Partners

From left to right: Judy Gold- Coldwell Banker, Diane Simovich- Balanced Living Solutions, Pam Duda- Lifescapes Professional Coaching , Dana Lane- Dana Lane Photography

From left to right: Judy Gold – Coldwell Banker, Diane Simovich – Balanced Living Solutions, Pam Duda – Lifescapes Professional Coaching, Dana Lane – Dana Lane Photography


Board of Trustees

Diane Simovich
Founder & President
Connie Challingsworth
Board Member
Positive Life Decisions
Melissa Hammer
Board Treasurer
Provident Bank BIO
Judy Gold
Board Member
Coldwell Banker BIO
Rosanne S. DeTorres, Esq.
P.C. Board Member
DeTorres & DeGeorge, LLC BIO
Dr. Lisa Sheppard, MD, FABR
Board Member
PINK Breast Centers BIO