WBN News


WBN’s Businesswoman of the Year Gala

One of the goals of the BYA Gala Committee is to get as many of the Past Finalists and Recipients as possible to the Gala to celebrate the 30th anniversary. Please mark Wednesday April 17th, 2013 in your calendar, to save the date and join us for the Businesswoman of the Year Gala at the Hampton Inn.


Nominating and Awards Committee: Nominations are now closed!

The nomination process for the 2012 Businesswoman of the Year Awards is now closed. The BYA Nominating & Awards Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in this process by nominating and celebrating women in business! Save the date!! Please join us for the BYA Finalist Luncheon on March 5, 2013 at the Sala San Marco Banquet Hall. Each of the three finalists will be announced in the Professional, Entrepreneur, and the Corporate Categories. Further details will follow in the New Year.


Golf Committee: Join the Game!

Making a difference, one swing at a time! Any level of golfer should come out to the The WBN 19th Annual Jill Brown Golf Tournament June 25, 2013 at the Carleton Golf & Yacht Club. This year’s Goal is: 100 golfers and $10,000 for charity. More information to come.


Tweet to Win!

 twitter_contest_winner_november_bc.jpgOur Twitter contests are still going strong. The winner of the Breakfast Circle tickets for November was Rachela Brisindi. Here is a photo of her (on the right) with her guest, Anastazia Krneta (on the left).

Congratulations Rachela! It was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to see you at future events.

Our next (RE)Tweet to win contest is up and running! Win a pair of tickets to the next Breakfast Circle at Bridgehead, Thursday, December 20.
To enter, simply retweet the following phrase:

“Connect with #WBN-check out our LinkedIn group, our Facebook page and our Blog, W2W.”

And don’t forget: (RE)Tweet as often as you like, to increased your odds of winning!

If you haven’t already, be sure to follow us at @WBN_Ottawa.


Have You Seen our New Sponsorship Levels?

Partner with the WBN and highlight your business! Our new Sponsorship Chart outlines the opportunities to expand your marketing reach to a broad range of business leaders and members of the WBN. There is a perfect level for your business.

Our sponsorship packages provide a value packed option for all sponsorship partners. Whether you are looking to be an annual sponsor or to sponsor a specific event, there are package options for you starting as low as $500. We have something to meet every budget or business need.

Click here to view the benefits available to sponsors or contact Tracey Pagé, Sponsorship Chair, for full details on all partnership opportunities at 613-768-7560 or tpage@collinsbarrow.com.


Program Committee: Upcoming Events

Check out the list of the WBN upcoming events:

President’s Holiday Reception
December 11, 2012
Time: 6:00 – 8:30pm
Location: TULIPS & MAPLE

Breakfast Circle @ Bridgehead
December 20, 2012
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 am
Location: Bridgehead


Welcome to the WBN New Members!

We are happy to welcome the following new members to the Women’s Business Network:

We look forward to meeting you at a WBN Networking event!


Member Spotlight: Evelyn Budd

 evelyn_budd.jpgThe Member Spotlight features one member per month, giving us the chance to ‘get to know’ her if we haven’t had the time to meet her in person yet. So If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Evelyn Budd please read on and find out more about her.

Evelyn, a registered graphic designer, has been in the publishing and marketing industries since 1988 and realizes that the landscape has changed…for the best! Evelyn will show you how to publish on your own (do it all yourself) or with a supported self-publishing model (get all the help you need).

Get started – Get informed – Get support – Get published – Get noticed!


  • Specializes in creating covers and interiors for books, e-books, magazines and catalogues.
  • Works with authors through the entire process – from Napkin to Bestseller. It’s never been a better time to self-publish!
  • Workshops that demystify the self-publishing journey and prepares authors to work towards a book that sells. Workshop details at www.writethatbook.ca.

Phone: (613) 824-9707
Website: buddpublishing.com
Email: ev@buddpublishing.com