WBN Members are Open for Business!

By | August 4th, 2020|WBN News|

The WBN promotes and inspires women in business to develop their brand and grow their careers. The success of our organization is paramount to our member volunteers and their commitment to dedicating a few hours a month on their committees. We are excited to see that many of our members' businesses are continuing to reopen [...]

Canada’s New Food Guide Focus on Family and Healthy Meal Choices

By | May 8th, 2019|Member Contributed|

Canada’s food guide has undergone a complete revision and instead of focusing on food groups and portion size, new recommendations encourage us to choose fresh, healthy ingredients and spend more time preparing meals at home and eating together. One of the biggest changes is that proportion is emphasized over portion size. As illustrated by Canada’s [...]

“Find your dolphins”

By | October 6th, 2015|Member Contributed|

“Find your dolphins” was the once piece of advice that seemed to resonate with everyone at our table. This was a metaphor used by Lisa Larter. She explained that in business, some people are sharks, and others are dolphins. “Sharks” see everyone as competition and they go for the kill. "Dolphins,” on the other hand, [...]

The WBN is about women supporting women

By | May 15th, 2015|Member Contributed|

My headline may seem trite or oversimplified, but it is the core of why the Women's Business Network of Ottawa (WBN) exists. Over the years, great strides toward equality for women in the workforce have happened, but here are some basic facts that cannot be ignored: The wage gap still exists - and the gap [...]

Women’s Health Matters: Running for a Reason at The Ottawa Hospital

By | March 11th, 2015|Member Contributed|

On the heels of International Women’s Day – and March being Endometriosis Awareness Month, I thought it fitting to tell you about a doctor at The Ottawa Hospital who is putting time and energy into women’s health both professionally and personally.  That physician – is Dr. Sony Singh.  He is one of the strongest advocates [...]

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A Hair-raising Fund-raiser for Cancer Care!

By | February 23rd, 2015|Member Contributed|

Five years, thousands of dollars and hundreds of feet of hair – that’s a milestone for many reasons for Helene Hutchings, a 43 year old local real estate agent and cancer survivor who decided to turn her own experience into something positive for local cancer patients. We live in an incredible city, filled with wonderful [...]

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Countering Adversity with Community

By | November 4th, 2014|Member Contributed|

With the chaos of this past week here in Ottawa, it feels appropriate to write today about overcoming adversity, and give a personal account of coping with this senseless violence. If you want to contribute to this conversation, please share your own experiences here too, or over on Sister Leadership. One big take away from [...]

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