Welcome to the Career Women's Network

Welcome to cwnmacon.org, home on the World Wide Web for the Career Women's Network of Macon, Georgia!

Career Women's Network of Macon is an organization whose purpose is to bring together women of achievement and influence to network ideas, experiences, and resources, and to solidify relationships that can enhance the image and effectiveness of women.

Career Women's Network of Macon aims to provide a strong network of professional contacts. The organization promotes and encourages members to become effective and visible community leaders; it also supports continuing education and professional development of women. One of the main objectives is to acknowledge the achievements and contributions of professional women in the community.

We invite you to visit us or attend an event. Our members are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the organization and how you can join.



The concept of Career Women's Network of Macon originated with the Women in Management Committee of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce.

According to members of the Committee, such a group would afford an opportunity for "Macon business and professional women" to gather for a regular luncheon, communicate with each other and hear a speaker talk on a topic of interest or concern.

In order to broaden the scope of the group, the Committee decided to make Career Women's Network of Macon an autonomous organization with its own set of by-laws and procedures.  CWN was founded in 1981 and was incorporated December 9, 1982 with Joanna Watson as the first President of CWN. The very first CWN meeting was held on October 9, 1982. The organization currently operates through an 18 member Board of Directors.


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In the Spotlight:

debbie johnson

Debbie Johnson, Owner of Clearing the Way, LLC , Senior Move Manager; Organize & Declutter for 11 years

Elite Director for Neora Skincare & Wellness for 3 years

Previously Registered Dental Hygienist for 10 years

I have many hats with CTW...Main task is to put my client's and their family's mind at ease about the daunting task of moving and know that it will be taken care of as easily as possible. 

I will develop an overall moving plan by:

#1  Go with client to their new space to determine the best furniture to take.

#2  Go room by room to decide which items are going., Of course, I will hear lots of stories, which only adds to the fun! 

#3  Suggesting  movers to be interviewed, once we know items going.

#4  Decide if those items not needed will be donated, go to family or sold at estate sale; which I will coordinate.

#5  Accompany client from day one to the time the last box is unpacked and items placed.


1. Decide which room to tackle first..usually the kitchen which is used more than any other. 

2. Determine which items one uses on a regular basis and donate those no longer needed. One would be amazed!

3. Go room to room going through drawers & closets, deciding which items one no longer can wear or likes.

I love getting to know my clients and their families while helping them through a tough time in their lives. It is never easy to move from  the home you raised your children or where all the items you have collected and love are housed. I know I am taking a tremendous burden off their shoulders by being there.  

My greatest aspiration has always been to help others with situations that are hard to navigate. I love seeing the relief on their faces when their move is complete or their home is decluttered.

Clearing the Way is not a job a job to me...it has been a way for me to make new friends and make a difference in their lives.

I have been married to John Deery for 17 years. He is retired Air National Guard, after 32 years, civilian for 10, and now a master of all trades.. which is very nice for me!

We have 2 dogs, Kennedy & Lincoln. 

I have a daughter, Elizabeth, 44 who lives in Cornelius, NC with her husband, Steve & her sons, Nicholas 14 & Will 11. She is a Premier Director for Neora.

John has 2 children,Scott & Jennifer & 2 grandchildren.

In my personal time I love to spend time with John, dogs, & friends, work in the yard, go to movies, & read when I can.

I was previously a member for I think 2-3 years & have recently returned.

I really love being a part of  young women receiving  their scholarships from CWN . You can see the joy in their eyes and the excitement of knowing they will reach their goals for their future.

Mentoring... Reassure them that it will be hard, but with their determination along with their dreams and goals they will succeed. Don't let anyone tell you, you can't or you're not good enough.. because you are! 

You can accomplish anything you set your mind too. 

Neora's Skincare & Wellness Opportunity .. I have the same goal: TO MAKE PEOPLE'S LIVES BETTER!


Next CWN Meeting is August 6th CWN General Meeting

Next Meeting Date:  August 6, 2019

Time: 11:45 a.m. 

Location: The Marriott City Center Hotel

Program: Our next CWN meeting will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at The Marriott City Center Hotel. Networking will begin at 11:45am.  Our meeting will feature Shannon Terrell Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, River Edge "Unmasking Mental Illness".  Please join us!

You don't want to miss this one!

Cost of the luncheon is $20 per person for guests, payable by check or cash only.  Please call Tracey Prince at 478-808-8281 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are bringing a guest. 

Please make the reservation no later than May 1st.  As a courtesy, if you are unable to attend this event, please call or email Tracey.


Upcoming CWN Programs

07/2019  No Meeting

08/02/19 CWN Retreat (Open to all Career Women members - contact Tracey for details and location)

08/06/19  Shannon Terrell Gordon

09/10/19  Scholarship Recipients and Officer & Board Installation

10/01/19  Leadership Program 

11/05/19  Women's Health - Tara Johnson

12/03/19  Networking Committe Program, Gifts for Tots

Special Reminder ~ Due to the Holidays - There will be no CWN General meeting in the month of July due to Independence Day.  The January 2018 meeting will change to the 2nd Tuesday of the month due to New Years Day Holiday.  The September meeting will change to the 2nd Tuesday of the month due to Labor Day.