It’s been 35 years since 20 women came together to create the Women’s Business Network of Ottawa. They started us on an incredible journey as we continue to chart our path to supporting the success of women in business. Our primary focus will be on the continued delivery of compelling member value, the provision of relevant programs and opportunities for businesswomen.
Karen WilsonHalogen Software, Senior Content Writer and Editor
Karen is a strategic marketer with extensive experience in content strategy and creation, writing, training, and speaking - especially on topics related to social media. She's been working in various marketing and communications roles for over ten years - from not-for-profits to government to small business.
As a writer at Saba Software, Karen is responsible for writing and editing content, as well as ensuring brand consistency. Halogen is a local Ottawa company that helps companies win with talent through next-generation performance management.
In her free time, Karen serves on the board of Ausome Ottawa, a local charity providing sports programs for children on the autism spectrum.
Priya BhalooTAG HR , Vice President and COO
Priya Bhaloo is a people person. She was born and raised in Ottawa in to an extremely entrepreneurial family. In 2004, Priya joined The Associates Group as an HR assistant. Priya spent 8 years learning every angle of the business and in 2013 was named Vice President. The Associates Group, now known as TAG HR, is a leader in work force solutions to public and private sector clients. TAG HR helps their clients build strong successful teams that help ensure their clients top results. Their firm specializes in information technology and professional consulting. Priya started Sterling Global Management in 2011, which offers bid response and consulting services to those in business. They offer training, courses and proposal coordination to help clients get the results they need in today’s competitive environment. Both Sterling Global and TAG HR’s critical success factors have been always nurturing and cultivating relationships with its clients. They believe customer services trumps everything else.
Anjali DilawriLogan Katz LLP Chartered Professional Accountants, Manager
Anjali began her career in public accounting in 1990 and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 1993. After four years with an international accounting firm, she moved into industry, working with a large high-tech firm serving in a variety of finance roles throughout her tenure including financial results and planning, total quality management, and systems implementation. Anjali joined the Logan Katz team in 2004 and has since worked in a broad range of areas including assurance, business advisory, corporate and personal taxation, litigation support and technical writing, spanning a variety of industries including not-for-profit, sector councils, high tech, and hospitality. In 2008, Anjali joined the Logan Katz management team where she added the role of Assurance and Financial Reporting Services Manager to her repertoire.
Julia HeintzmanSoloway Wright LLP, Lawyer
Julia joined Soloway Wright in 2014 as a corporate and real estate lawyer in their Ottawa office after completing her articles with the firm. Julia is a member of Soloway Wright's Business and Corporate, Commercial Leasing, Condominium Law, Corporate Finance and Securities, Real Estate and Development and Tax Practice Groups. Julia assists with the corporate and real estate transactions (asset and share acquisitions, financing), condominium developments. She advises with regards to compliance with securities legislation and commercial leasing matters. Julia also acts on corporate structure matters, such as incorporations, corporate restructurings and residential real estate transactions.
Susan Dagg Fultonsdf & Super Smart Associates, Lead Bossy Pants sdf & Super Smart Assoc.& WBN Executive Director
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Try always to do better – see further-stretch yourself.” AH
Problem solver, networker, communicator and team builder, I LOVE Business.
Meaningful communications, an engaged team, defined goals and focus are the foundation to achieving your strategic vision, enhancing your brand and bottom line performance.
As your ‘Executive for Hire’, I bring 30+ years of Executive Experience to empower talent, creative thinking, collaborative communication style, processes, determination and listening to deliver results.
"…..a great leader, she has the ability to bring out the best from those that work with her or for her.”
Women's Business Network
"Women’s Networking Groups provide …added value to the bottom line… they are power circles that enhance your personal, professional and Company Brands…”
I am proud to be the Executive Director of the WBN.
Entrepreneurs, professionals, decision makers that impact staff and bottom line, students - the Business Women of tomorrow and retired Business Women with experience to share. This is WBN. Networking opportunities, resources, skill base development in sync with your personal and professional goals, guidance and support, this is WBN. An organizations culture is a reflection of its members and the WBN culture is built on a foundation of support, sharing, participation and opportunity.
Daily, I am inspired by these smart, diverse amazing Business Women dedicated to success and to making a difference in their world and in the lives of others. Together WBN continues to evolve, introducing relevant resources and programs for success. Like anything in life, the value received is a reflection of involvement and having your voice heard. Connect. Engage. Participate.
“In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential.”