Women's Business Network of Peterborough 2017-18

Women's Business Network of Peterborough 2017-18

Women’s Business Network of Peterborough 2017-18

The Women's Business Network of Peterborough is a networking channel for women who wish to enhance and expand their business contacts and grow their businesses. Network members are entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, administrators, writers, media representatives, and more! Formed in 1961 as the Peterborough Chapter of the Canadian Advertising and Sales Association, the network has evolved into a dynamic and growing membership of women with diverse backgrounds and careers who meet to share their knowledge and experience and promote their businesses.

Leslie Bradford-Scott, co-founder of Walton Wood Farm, told her life story at the October 4, 2017 meeting of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough in a presentation called "The Garden That Grew Her". (Photo: Jeanne Pengelly / kawarthaNOW.com)

Leslie Bradford-Scott’s resilience awes crowd at Women’s Business Network of Peterborough

Walton Wood Farm co-founder tells her life story, from her mobster father to a $2-million offer that fell through.
Denise Donlon, best known for her time as VJ, producer, and vice-president and general manager of MuchMusic, was the keynote speaker at the inaugural 2017-18 meeting of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough. (Photo: Meghan Moloney)

Denise Donlon inspires Peterborough businesswomen with her message of fearlessness

The First Lady of the Canadian music business spoke at the Women's Business Network of Peterborough on September 6.
The 2017-2018 Board of Directors of the Women's Business Network. From left to right: Tracey Ormond, Josée Kiss, Grace Reyonlds, Colleen Carruthers, Paula Kehoe, Lorie Gill, Shelley Barker, Lori McKee, Sana Virji, Karen Copson, and Mary McGee (not pictured: Diane Wolf).

Meet the 2017-2018 WBN Board of Directors

These 12 women guide Peterborough's networking organization that serves more than 160 members,
Lorie Gill, 2017-18 President of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough.

A message from the President of the Women’s Business of Peterborough

Lorie Gill explains the theme of this season: Empower, Influence and Serve
Leslie Bradford-Scott, pictured here on CBC Television’s Dragons’ Den, is the co-founder and CEO of Walton Wood Farm, a lifestyle gift company based on a farm in Bailieboro, Ontario. Leslie is the keynote speaker at the October 4th meeting of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough. (Photo: CBC)

Another exciting and stellar year at the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough

2017-18 program continues with Leslie Bradford-Scott, Laila Ghattas, Victoria Lennox, and more/
Whether you're a young entrepreneur or a seasoned professional, the Women's Business Network of Peterborough provides many opportunities for networking, business promotion and exposure, and professional growth, support and mentorship. (Photo: WBN)

The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough offers many benefits for its members

There are lots of opportunities to build your business and to create valuable relationships with peers.
WBN member and Past President Gwyneth James had a banner year in 2016 as Chair of the United Way Campaign of Peterborough, as well as receiving the Business Woman of The Year Award. She also made time to get remarried in August 2016. (Photo: United Way Peterborough)

The Women’s Business Network is home to many award winners and all-stars

WBN members have been recognized as both business achievers and community leaders.
The Women's Business of Network has made recruiting and retaining younger members a key strategy for the organization, including ensuring more young businesswomen are part of the organization's Board of Directors. Pictured are Paula Kehoe, owner of Red Rock Communications and WBN External Communications Director, and Sana Virji, co-founder of Ribbet and founder of Streets of Canada and WBN Program Director. (Photo: WBN)

The next wave: Peterborough’s young businesswomen embrace networking at WBN

Organization has a strategic plan to attract and welcome today's generation of young entrepreneurs.
Susan Dunkley (right) is a long-time member of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough and often called upon to lead (and emcee) the organization's fundraising events. Here she is with WBN member and co-emcee Meghan Moloney at the network's Christmas Gala, an annual event that raises funds for YWCA Crossroads Shelter. (Photo: WBN)

Compassion and generosity a natural for the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough

WBN boasts an extensive history of support for YWCA Crossroads and many other local organizations.
Members of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough, including Catherine Dewar (Investors Group Financial Services Inc.), Karen August (Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce), and Carrie Wakeford (Black Cap Design), explain what the networking organization means to them. (Photo: WBN)

The voices of the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough

Members tell us what they love about WBN and how it benefits them.