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.
Eugeniya TsetlinBMO Bank of Montreal, Branch Manager
With over 7 years of banking experience, 2 years as an Art Gallery and Events Planning (Art related) Manager and over 10 years of Sales and Customer Service Experience, I believe that the person makes the company and not the other way around. I believe in service and not the sale, listening to the customer and offer what they need rather than try to convince the customer that he/she needs a product I have to sell. I believe in integrity, honesty and building long-term relationships, thus quality vs quantity. Since work consists of 60% of our life, I choose to do what I truly enjoy and come happy to work every day; you will see that in the sincere smile and willingness to assist and go an extra mile to help our customers reach their goals. Besides my work, I enjoy working out at the gym (compete in body building), art and art exhibits (I participate as an artist as well), love good wine (enjoy wine festivals and winery visits), outdoors, entertainment in the form of concerts, orchestras, cinema, stand up comedy, Jazz lounges, traveling, and anything else that is offered within and outside my community. If you see me at any of the above mentioned places/events... come say "hi", meeting new people on a daily basis is another hobby I enjoy quite a bit!
Soula BurrellEntrepreneur, Networking Strategist
Soula is a Membership and Networking Strategist with over 10 years of experience. Her professional attributes have earned her many accolades for client satisfaction. Her experience includes work with solopreneurs, executives, the Nepean Chamber of Commerce, Collab Space and the Hellenic Community of Ottawa.
Soula’s passion is people. She is known for her strong communication skills, friendliness and creating a positive experience.
Vice President Communications
Daniela TestolinieTrue Media, Digital Marketer
Daniela Testolini is a Video Production Specialist with eTrue Media in Ottawa, Ontario. She helps people and businesses get more customers and leads with professional marketing and promotional videos.
Daniela has been a video professional for over 24 years, with a broad range of experience in video producing, directing, and editing for many types of video productions including television, corporate, news, government, internet, national and international work.
Vice President Program & Events
Jessica KeatsYoga with Jessica, Owner
Jessica Keats is a Yoga Therapist who wants to help you move, breathe, live and feel better. She offers private sessions to help you reduce pain, tension and stress. Using gentle therapeutic techniques Jessica can help you gain stability, strength and ease so you can pursue the activities you love..
Vice President Membership & Engagement
Lara WellmanLara Wellman Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Strategist
Lara Wellman is a certified Business Coach who believes that the support of a community can make all the difference for a business owner. Her goal with every group and client she works with is to first, listen. She wants to understand where you're coming from and where you're trying to go. Once you get clear on that, you can set out solid goals and work together to figure out how you will get there. Her 15+ years of marketing experience comes in to play with every client, because every business needs to figure out how to reach their audience with the right messaging. Lara has been an entrepreneur for almost a decade and has run a variety of businesses, including an online and bricks and mortar clothing store, a blog for parents in the National Capital Region and a social media consulting company. Lara knows what it's like to run a business, and she can help you with yours.
Linsey RainsCadham Rains Law , Barrister & Solicitor
Prior to establishing Cadham Rains Law, Linsey practiced charity and not-for-profit law with a leading Canadian charity law firm, articled with the Department of Justice’s Tax Law Services Portfolio, and worked for several years as a policy analyst with the Canada Revenue Agency. Linsey completed her undergraduate studies in philosophy at McGill University (BA (Hons)) and her law degree at Western University (JD). She has also obtained her Trust and Estate Practitioner designation (TEP) from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Since 2003, Linsey has volunteered as a tax preparer with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program each tax filing season. She is a member of the County of Carleton Law Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation, and the executive of the Ottawa branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Vice President Strategic Initiatives
Margaret ShiskoCPI Interiors - Decorating Den Interiors , Interior Design Consultant
Margaret has a Diploma in Interior Decoration from Algonquin College and was the 2015 recipient of the Canadian Decorator's Association (CDECA) Ambassador's Scholarship Award, for her work in support of the industry. She has a Master's Degree in Politics from Waikato University in New Zealand and an Honours Bachelor in Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa.
Margaret has returned to Ottawa, and launched a second career, after living and working abroad for over twenty years. The cities she has called home, including Riyadh, Paris, Tehran, Washington, D.C. and Quito, have informed her style and approach to interior decorating. She draws upon these rich cultural influences to create unique spaces for her clients.
She believes that you should live with what you love, honour your personal history, and surround yourself with positive memories and inspiration, whether from a family heirloom, a favourite painting, or an obscure collection which may only have meaning for you. She works closely with her clients to create spaces which are comfortable, functional and aesthetically pleasing, but which also reflect the essence of who they are.
To reach Margaret, call 613-599-5564 ext 233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign up for her newsletter.