Nettie Nitzberg, Founder of WOW Women Network

Nettie Nitzberg is an incurable networker. Combining her love of connecting with her passion for supporting the success of women in business, Nettie launched the WOW Women Network in 2015 to raves from the very first group of women who attended.

As founder and principal of West5 Consulting, Nettie Nitzberg has spent more than 20 years changing the ways global companies maximize their people investments.

A master instructional designer and expert in talent management and curriculum development, Nettie’s business focuses on helping clients optimize their processes for selecting, integrating and developing their most important resource—people, by creating work environments that attract, grow and retain top talent. West5 works with a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, biomedical and biotechnology, higher education, finance, professional services, technology, and non-profit organizations — solving people problems that impact business success.

A graduate of George Washington University with a Masters in Education and Human Resource Development, Nettie’s prior experience includes change management and consulting roles with Accenture, management roles in education and development for SkyTel Corporation, as well as long-term consulting engagements with Forum Corporation, Root Learning, and Emerson Human Capital Consulting.

Nettie is a member of The Boston Club and volunteers as Chair of the Membership Onboarding Committee; is a mentor with Babson College’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership incubator program, the WinLab, and is a coach for Babson’s Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program. In 2015 Nettie founded the WOW! Women Network to ignite relationships and build connections for professional women; and in 2016, with two colleagues, started the HR and Talent Roundtable a casual, open forum where HR practitioners can share best workplace practices and learn from one another.

“Nettie naturally attracts smart, energetic, genuinely lovely women. I always leave her well-facilitated events having had great conversations and having made meaningful connections.”