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WBG Connects invites you to join us for a networking wine tasting fundraiser to benefit RIA Inc. a 501c(3) non-profit organization based in Framingham, MA. Ria Inc. fights for women who are victims of sexual exploitation, trafficking and prostitution. Raise a glass and make a difference. This event is open to members and non-members.


WBG Connects invites you to join us for a networking wine tasting fundraiser to benefit RIA Inc. a 501c (3) non-profit organization based in Framingham, MA.  Ria Inc. fights for women who are victims of sexual exploitation, trafficking and prostitution.  Their goal is to increase resiliency, self-worth, and self-reliance in the people they serve.

If you happen to know a fabulous woman (or women) who enjoy networking and socializing, please share and invite them to be part of this charity event!  

Tickets are $55.  Net profits are donated directly to RIA.



Included with your ticket purchase you'll receive 5-6 tastings of wine, generously donated by J.Lohr.

Our event space is courtesy of Asia Aleksandrova, Store Manager at St. John Knits.

Meet the ladies behind RIA in person:  Founder & Executive Director, Heather Wightman and Development Strategist, Chantha Carter.  To learn more about RIA Inc., visit their website here.


*Please note that COVID health and safety protocols will be enforced due to the directives issued by the State or Massachusetts and the City of Boston at that time. We strongly suggest mask wearing.



If you can't make our event this time, please consider donating to this deserving cause!  Click on the "Register" button and you will see options to make a donation.



If you are driving in, the closest place to park is the Boston Common Garage. (See website here)

  • Evenings & Weekends: 
    Enter Monday-Friday between 4:00pm-6:00am, Exit before 8:00am. Saturday/Sunday 
  • Up to 1 Hour: $10 
    Up to 3 Hours: $14 Daily Max 
    (until 8:00am): $18 
    ($16 if reserved online)

You may be able to find metered street parking which varies from $1.25 - $3.75 per hour.  Hours are 8 AM - 8 PM, Monday to Saturday (See website here)

If you are taking a train in, you can take the Green Line on the MBTA to Arlington Street Station. (See website here)



For any further questions, please reach out to us directly here.


Women’s Business Group Connects, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a women’s networking group based in Greater Boston exclusively supporting entrepreneurial women with their professional and personal goals.

St. John Knits Boston
292 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
United States of America
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