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Network wisely, selectively and with the right focus

By | September 1st, 2017|W2W|

As a business network, we have a vested interest in helping people learn how to network effectively. After all, if our members don't get what they need, why would they stay? The WBN is a large network of over 200 women who all have different goals for their professional lives and reasons for joining. That's [...]

Leadership edge – find yours any place, any time, in any role

By | August 7th, 2017|W2W|

I can't think of another period in my lifetime that there's been so much attention given to leadership - both the good and bad traits that stand out in the actions taken by people who've been given a leadership role. Comparisons abound in the news on a daily basis and it's causing a lot of [...]

Negotiation is an art: Will you like the picture in the end?

By | July 3rd, 2017|W2W|

I am not skilled at negotiation. It's something I'm working on and I'm getting better. I was recently caught up in negotiation for work to be done on my house. It was a small job, but it tested me in several ways: My patience, my boundaries and whether I would stand up for myself when [...]

President’s Pen: Embrace change to get ahead

By | May 7th, 2017|W2W|

If you have a growth mindset, you're probably already aware of the advantages you have when you embrace change. You have to be if you're strategic about growth because you need to be agile when you see shifts in your industry that require you to shift your business. But change isn't easy. It's downright uncomfortable. You'd [...]

President’s Pen: Assembling the ingredients for success in business

By | April 2nd, 2017|W2W|

Are you a cook or are you a baker? In my unscientific research (i.e., asking my friends) people are usually one or the other. Cooks tend to feel constrained by the rigidness of following a recipe for baking up some kind of succulent treat. And bakers like the clarity of a list of ingredients that [...]

President’s Pen: Businesswomen and the feminine advantage

By | March 3rd, 2017|W2W|

Being a woman,  I feel a bit biased when I talk about the advantages of being a woman in business. Of course, I'm going to think it's a good thing, right? It's a brilliant thing. Women make the world go round. As businesswomen, we rock. As you can see, I'm a big cheerleader for women, [...]

President’s Pen: Mentoring – empower, support yourself and others

By | February 14th, 2017|W2W|

When I think about mentoring, there are a number of women whose faces pop into my mind - both in my present life and in the distant past. The first mentor I ever had was my mother. Sure, she was my mother, but she also helped me get my first real job with paid vacation [...]

President’s Pen: Planning for success

By | January 2nd, 2017|W2W|

Do you know what you want, what you really, really want in 2017? Because here we are at the beginning of yet another year and every hour you don't have a plan is an hour lost to working on your plan. Hours lead to days, to weeks, to months and eventually a full year goes [...]

President’s Pen: Amplify your business

By | December 13th, 2016|W2W|

For a business to grow, you need to turn up the volume. Get the word out. Market yourself! That can mean using a lot of different tactics, but it starts with knowing who you are, why you’re doing what you do, what you have to offer and how you benefit those you serve. This part [...]

President’s Pen: Networking – have a purpose, make a plan

By | November 22nd, 2016|W2W|

Back in 1981, the women who started the WBN wanted to create a network - a community, a support system, a place to learn and grow as businesswomen. For 35 years, this network has provided all of these things to the women of Ottawa. Supporting the success of women in business is our legacy and [...]

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