President’s Pen

President’s Message on – Health and Wellness

June is here. The weather has become warm and I can feel it … summer is just around the corner. To celebrate the summer weather, I hope to see you at the WBN-BMO Financial Group Charity Golf Tournament on June 24th.  I’m not a golfer but you will find me driving the golf cart and enjoying the company of my foursome. For me, golf is not about mastering the game but it is about getting some exercise. I appreciate that as busy businesswoman it is difficult to prioritize our own person health and well-being. As woman, we focus on our work and our family first but we have to ensure that we carve out the time to take care of ourselves as well.

This month’s theme is Health and Wellness. The WBN’s charity of choice, Healthy Women, Healthy Community, epitomizes the fact that women need to spend time taking care of themselves. The Ottawa Hospital has undertaken a number of the initiatives founded on women’s health. The Ottawa Hospital is supporting the building of a brand new breast health center, expanding a minimally-invasive gynecological program, advancing robotic surgeries for woman and conducting research into certain cancer and other conditions affecting women.

To be successful businesswoman, take the time to focus on your health. Prevention is the best medicine. If you are not already active, become active. It is never too late to start a new activity and spend time on your own health and wellness.

Also the month of June for the WBN is membership renewal time. If you joined the WBN in May 2014 to October 2014 in advance of our new website, then click here to renew your membership today.  The WBN wants you.

Now that June is here we are also into our new fiscal year. The WBN Board will be kicking off its new fiscal year with a Board Retreat on June 9th which will be facilitated by our past president Pauline Fleming. If you are interested in becoming more involved at the Board or Committee level please reach out to me at, Karen Wilson at or Susan Dagg Fulton at We’d love to connect with you.


Marcia Green

WBN President 2014-2015
Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP