In this week's member spotlight, we want to highlight Anuja Miner who joined Fridays@4 in August 2020 after losing her job during the pandemic. A University of Michigan graduate, Anuja has spent most of her career in association management serving in a variety of positions from membership to executive roles. All has turned out well for Anuja, after building her network in the last year she has recently landed a new role as director of strategic sales for the Manufacturers Alliance. Congrats, Anuja!
| Anuja Miner
Director of Strategic Sales
We asked Anuja about her experience at Fridays@4 and asked her to share with others why she is member and how her membership has helped her. For Anuja, it all boils down to community and connection.
Anuja joined Fridays@4 on the very first call in August 2020. "I wasn’t sure if it would sustain itself since we only had 13 participants on that call. I thought it was a group that was specifically created for association professionals who had recently lost their jobs and Fridays@4 was a place for individuals to network" she shares. "However, it has become so much more than that." Fridays@4 was co-founded by Shelly Trent and Paul Weintraub and has grown from those 13 participants to close to 400 members. The society has developed an impressive list of relevant and engaging speakers that attract over 30+ participants on weekly calls. "I truly look forward to attending and participating in the weekly calls and avoid scheduling anything that would conflict with the virtual meeting. It's become a community where individuals can speak freely, network, share ideas, engage others and seek answers to questions that impact them directly without any judgement from the group and the credit goes to the founding members" says Anuja.
Anuja has used the connections she has built in Fridays@4 to help her during her recent search. She reached out to Shelly Trent who has always been helpful in providing advice. Anuja believes that the best part about this group is the fact that "it all came together because Shelly and Paul saw a need to build a community where association leaders could come together and connect."