The BYAs – a new brand and a mission for you!

By | September 16th, 2015|Member Contributed|

Let's make "The BYAs" a household name in the Ottawa business community. Nominate someone you know. Ask your friends and colleagues “Have you nominated someone for the BYAs yet?” Follow @TheBYAsOttawa on Twitter and re-tweet our posts.

Thoughts on National Volunteer Week

By | April 13th, 2015|Member Contributed|

April 12 to 18 marks National Volunteer Week in Canada. As  business owners, many of us that are WBN members understand the importance of volunteering and sponsorship, especially when the organization affected aligns with our values and businesses. So today I'd like to toot some horns and send some appreciation to the members of all of our [...]

Congratulations BYA Nominees!

By | March 23rd, 2015|Member Contributed|

Sister Leadership would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the nominees for the Women’s Business Network’s Business Woman of the Year Awards. Nominees were honoured at a lovely event that announced this year’s finalists for the awards. From the buzz in the crowd, the food, the mixing, to the honourees, it was a [...]

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Celebrating Our Finalists

By | March 2nd, 2015|Member Contributed|

March 6th is International Women’s Day. It is not a day about asserting the superiority of one gender over the over. It is a day when women are recognized for achievements without regard to a person’s nationality, ethnicity, cultural, economic or political differences. It is an occasion to look ahead to the untapped potential and [...]

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Interview with Rebecca Page, past BYA Award Recipient

By | October 27th, 2014|Member Contributed|

This month, many of our stories and messages have centered around the Businesswoman of the Year Awards nominations. Today, we are very happy to bring you a short interview with Rebecca Page, founder of Concierge Home Services. Rebecca was the winner of the Entrepeneur category in 2012. But Rebecca has also been on the “business [...]

Women in Business – Then and Now: Q&A With Shirley Westeinde

By | October 27th, 2014|Member Contributed|

Ottawa businesswoman Shirley Westeinde is Chair of the Westeinde Group of Companies. She received the WBN Businesswoman of the Year Award in 1997 and is the Honourary Chair for this year's awards. What has changed for women in business from the 1980's to now? The biggest change is the number of women who are in [...]

#WBNBYAwards: Where do you fit?

By | October 27th, 2014|News, President's View|

The Women’s Business Network (“WBN”) recognizes the accomplishments of women who live, work and play an active role in the National Capital Region across three separate categories: Entrepreneur, Professional and Company. This year, the WBN has changed the criteria for each category to become more inclusive and to acknowledge the type of professional women who [...]

FAQ’s for #WBNBYAwards

By | October 2nd, 2014|Member Contributed|

Do you have questions about the upcoming Businesswoman of the Year Awards-and nominating? Here's your guide to the nominations process for the Businesswoman of the Year Gala - April 23rd, 2015 - Inspired Success! When do nominations open and close? The nominations site is live on October 1st. Nominations close at 4pm on Nov. 7th, [...]

My BYA experience, and nominations

By | September 24th, 2014|Member Contributed|

Last spring I have attended the WBN Businesswoman of the Year Awards gala. I was not familiar with the finalists prior to the evening and was eager to learn their stories. Their stories and accomplishments were truly inspiring and they were all deserving of the Award in my eyes. I was honoured to be among [...]

May the Force be with you – the WBN Task Force, that is!

By | August 14th, 2014|Member Contributed|

I have been busy facilitating two Women's Business Network task forces recently: the WBN Charity of Choice, and the Businesswoman of the Year Awards Gala. These task forces are an effective way to engage membership, and volunteers in a time-sensitive way. If you sit on a volunteer not-for-profit board, consider bringing a 'task force' approach [...]

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