Read about the 2018-19 Women’s Business Network of Peterborough in our special editorial section

Meet the networking organization's new board, learn about the upcoming season, read profiles of selected members, and much more

The Women's Business Network of Peterborough (WBN), the preeminent networking organization for professional women in the Kawarthas, launches its 2018-19 season on September 5, 2018. Our special editorial section has everything you need to know about the 2018-19 season, along with profiles of selected WBN members. (Photo: WBN)
The Women's Business Network of Peterborough (WBN), the preeminent networking organization for professional women in the Kawarthas, launches its 2018-19 season on September 5, 2018. Our special editorial section has everything you need to know about the 2018-19 season, along with profiles of selected WBN members. (Photo: WBN)

For the second year in a row, the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough (WBN) — the preeminent networking organization for professional women in the Kawarthas — has embraced digital, with WBN member kawarthaNOW.com providing online promotion for the 2018-19 season.

We’ve just launched our special WBN editorial section to coincide with with WBN’s season kick-off meeting today (September 5) at the Holiday Inn Waterfront in downtown Peterborough.

Our special section includes everything you need to know about WBN, which has up to 160 members each season, along with profiles of selected WBN members.

The 2018-19 board of directors of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough. (Photo: Heather Doughty)
The 2018-19 board of directors of the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough. (Photo: Heather Doughty)
Tracey Ormond, owner of That's A Wrap Catering and Classic Cooking, is president of the 2018-19 board of directors of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough. (Photo: Heather Doughty)
Tracey Ormond, owner of That’s A Wrap Catering and Classic Cooking, is president of the 2018-19 board of directors of the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

You can meet the 13 women on the 2018-19 WBN Board of Directors and read an inspiring message from the organization’s new president Tracey Ormond, who introduces this year’s theme: “Better Together”.

You can find out what’s planned for WBN member meetings in 2018-19, with guest speakers including Tracey Ormond, Monika Carmichael, Heather Doughty, Jocasta Boone, Parmees Yazdanyar, Colleen Carruthers, Louisa Jewell, and Victoria Lennox.

Victoria Lennox of Startup Canada is one of the inspiring speakers during the 2018-19 season of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough. (Photo: Startup Canada)
Victoria Lennox of Startup Canada is one of the inspiring speakers during the 2018-19 season of the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough. (Photo: Startup Canada)
The Women's Business Network of Peterborough is attracting more and more young professional women to the organization, including Danielle Dickenson of Community Futures Peterborough. (Photo: WBN)
The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough is attracting more and more young professional women to the organization, including Danielle Dickenson of Community Futures Peterborough. (Photo: WBN)

We also cover how WBN benefits its members, some of the WBN members who are community leaders and achievers, and what members love about the organization.

You can also read about how WBN members will be giving back to the community this year, and how WBN is attracting young professional women to the organization (including how, for the first time in WBN’s history, a mother and daughter are both members of the board).

One of the ways the Women's Business Network of Peterborough is giving back to the community in 2018-19 is by organizing blood donor drives. Pictured is WBN member Anne Arnold with a certificate from Canadian Blood Services recognizing her 75 blood donations. (Photo: Anne Arnold)
One of the ways the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough is giving back to the community in 2018-19 is by organizing blood donor drives. Pictured is WBN member Anne Arnold with a certificate from Canadian Blood Services recognizing her 75 blood donations. (Photo: Anne Arnold)
Susan Dunkley of the Peterborough Humane Society is one of the members of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough who we profile in our special editorial section this year.  (Photo: Heather Doughty)
Susan Dunkley of the Peterborough Humane Society is one of the members of the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough who we profile in our special editorial section this year. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Last but far from least, we also present the personal and professional stories of 20 members of WBN (with more coming soon):

The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough is for professional women from all walks of life, whether aspiring or experienced entrepreneurs, or employees or leaders of public and private sector businesses and organization.

It’s also for women who want to share their business expertise, knowledge, and inspiration — or simply enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded women,

Memberships in the 2018-19 Women’s Business Network of Peterborough are still available. Follow the links above, and then visit www.womensbusinessnetwork.net for more information on how to join.

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