Check out what's happening this month throughout the Women's Business Network of Ottawa. 

August 2018

Message from the Executive Director

I am so excited to be part of the Women's Business Network. 

What a pleasure it has been to have met so many great women and have attended some great events. 

A huge thank you for all of your kindness and making me feel so welcomed.

I am looking forward to bringing my experience and skills to help grow upon the WBN's sterling reputation. 


Soula Burrell
WBN Interim Executive Director

WBN is seeking board members.

Nominate yourself or a friend for leadership positions including president, communications, sponsorship, golf and more.

Email Julia Heintzman, our Corporate Secretary to nominate yourself or someone else.

  • GOT LEADERSHIP? Raise your hand to volunteer! It's time to nominate women for leadership positions for the 2018-19 fiscal year Email Linsey Rains to nominate yourself or someone else to get involved as part of the WBN executive.

  • MEMBER OFFERS ARE NOW LIVE: Check out what special deals your fellow WBN members are offering or post your own.

  • LET US SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON YOU: Fill out the form online to step into the Member Spotlight: we want to know who you are and what you do!

  • WE'RE ON INSTAGRAM: Are you on instagram? The WBN is! Be sure to follow, tag, and like our posts @WBN_OTTAWA

  • DISCOUNT: First time breakfast attendees can use the code joinus to get a discount on your first breakfast. 

  • SHARE: Do you have an event you want to promote on the WBN website and social media? Send us your details using this simple form.

New Members

The WBN welcomed three new members this month: Lenore Howarth from Positive Impressions, Ros Rheaume of Harbour City Imagery and Alya Othman from Merquality.

Let's show these women a WBN welcome at the next event, or do one better and reach out to them on your own. 

As always, we encourage all new members to submit a Member Spotlight so the rest of the WBN can get to know you. And don't forget to update your member profile when you changed jobs — keep your details up to date.  
Upcoming events

August 14 - WineDown  
 4:30 pm - 6 pm
Where: Lansdowne Park, 225 Marché Way #107
Speaker: Jennifer Reynolds

August's Theme: Collaboration

As a family lawyer, Jennifer faces the same challenges as most business owners: distinguishing herself and providing excellent service to her clients. Over the years, she has faced both these challenges the same way - by collaborating with other professionals. 

Those going through a divorce need more than a lawyer. Your clients likely need more services than you can offer as well. Join Jennifer to explore how you can use collaboration to bring success to your business. 

August 17 - Coffee, Tea and Me! with Lisa Ann Robinson

When: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
: 70 Bongard Avenue, Nepean

This free monthly get together is designed for new members to learn all about the benefits of WBN membership, but all members are welcome. Bring your laptops!

August 29 - Mix and Mingle Breakfast
When: 7:30 am - 9 am
Where: The Urban Element, 424 Parkdale Avenue 
Speaker: Jessica Keats

We all have a dream for our business, but are we collaborating with that dream? Does all of our language match what we want for our business? Join us to learn how certain words might be working against what you really want.