WBN News


Call for Nominations:  Women’s Business Network, Businesswoman of the Year Awards

Over thirty years ago, the WBN started the tradition of recognizing the accomplishments of women who live, work and play an active role in business operating within the National Capital Region. It used to be a single award for one deserving entrepreneur but as times change and business woman move into different fields, there is now an award for an entrepreneur, a professional or a woman in the corporate arena.

Nominations are now open until November 22, 2013.  Nominating is as simple as providing the name and contact information for the exceptional woman you wish to nominate.  Take the time to recognize an outstanding woman in business with your nomination today!

Submit your nomination with the online nomination form, forward it to colleagues, friends or clients, or download our advertisement to post or distribute in your place of business.

Nominees do not have to be a WBN member to qualify, nor are nominations required to be made by WBN members.

Let’s celebrate the accomplishments of women in our community.  Help us recognize their contributions and the success they have achieved across the diverse demands of women in business today. Act now – nominations close on November 22, 2013.

If you require more information, please contact the WBN BYA Nominating & Awards Committee by email at nominations@womensbusinessnetwork.ca  or by phone at (613) 749-5975, ext. 251.


Program Committee: Upcoming Events

Celebrating “girl” time in November


  • November 14 – An Evening at the Signatures Show: Star Motors of Ottawa presents the Women’s Business Network Fundraiser for Big Sisters – Join members of The Ottawa Women’s Business Network Thursday, November 14, 5:30, at the Signatures Show, Ottawa Convention Centre, in support of Big Sisters. This fun filled evening includes networking, food & drink, fashion and shopping! See the latest model Mercedes Benz, sample wine from Coyote Run, enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, take in a fashion show and shop till you drop, all in support of Big Sisters! The Honorable Jim Watson will open the evening’s program. Don’t miss out on the first class event for a great cause. Parking available at the Rideau Centre. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for guests. Get your tickets today. For this particular event the deadline for ticket purchase is November 13 at noon.


Click here for a list of the upcoming WBN events.


What’s NEW:

WBN has formed a partnership with the Women of Influence Inc. Located in Toronto, they produce inspiring, progressive, and celebratory events across the country.  Many of you may have attended the WOI luncheon series held quarterly in Ottawa.

What does this mean?
WBN will have a listing in Women of Influence online directory with a link to our site and the BYA and event photos will be listed in the “what’s new” section on the home page of the WOI site.  This will extend and build awareness of the WBN brand and expose WBN to like-minded women and organizations.

For You:
WBN members are invited to join the Women of Influence Community, there is no charge, and you will receive a complimentary subscription to their magazine for one year.

Visit the Women of Influence site at www.womenofinfluence.ca


RETweet to Win!

Our RE(Tweet) to win contest is more popular than ever!  Our winner for October was Sarah Mitchell of It’s Sleepy Time (@SleepCoachSarah) who joined us on October 31st  at The Bridgehead Roastery for the Breakfast Circle.

For your chance to win, just follow us on Twitter (@WBN_Ottawa) and keep an eye out for our next contest – November 18th. 


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!


Join the proud WBN Annual Sponsors!

Visit the Home page of our website and check out our current annual sponsors. You too could have a link directly to your website delivered to hundreds of newsletter recipients and website visitors.

This is just one of the many Annual Sponsor Benefits. 

Click here to view the benefits available to sponsors or contact Marie Boivin, Sponsorship Committee Chair, for full details on all partnership opportunities at marie@accu-rate.ca. 


Marketing & Communications Committee

 We are glad to welcome new members to WBN! If you are a new or recent member, WBN has a number of social media platforms for you.

 If you are not sure what they are, or how to get started, just email Committee Chair Loreto Cheyne loreto@loladesign.ca. 


Member Spotlight: Dr. Andréa Proulx

 andrea_proulx.jpgDr Andréa Proulx ND sees a wide variety of patients. Whether they suffer from hormone issues, chronic pain, digestive issues, anxiety/depression or fatigue, Andréa looks to address the root cause of disease. She uses hormone testing, detox, acupuncture, nutrition and stress coping techniques as integral parts to her treatment plans to achieve optimal health for each individual.

Continuing her learning after her 4 years at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Andréa has pursued clinically relevant seminars to integrate more knowledge into her treatment plans. Lecture series in Women’s and Men’s Health, Sleep Disorders, Functional Medicine and Pain Management have enabled Andréa to be more comprehensive in her diagnosis and treatments.

We have it in each of us to be healthy.  As a frequent speaker for local sports organisations and health groups, Andréa strives to help everyone understand how nutrition and movement is important for people of all shapes and sizes to reach their goals quickly and successfully.

In her free time, Andréa sits on the Board of Directors of several not-for-profit organizations and enjoys an active lifestyle which includes playing competitive Ultimate Frisbee, cycling, and being outdoors. She is also known for promoting kale to her friends and enjoying a great gluten-free snack!

Andréa practices at the Active Health Institute (Barrhaven) and Naturally Well Clinic (Riverside and Bank).

Originaire du nord de l’Ontario, Andréa est une des rares naturopathes à Ottawa qui rencontre ses patients en français ainsi qu’en anglais.

Email: andrea@drproulx.com
Work phone: (613) 526-4134
Website: drproulx.com