Catherine Priestman – At Your Service

By | November 29th, 2021|Member Spotlight|

"Instill hope where there is none, inspire dreams where they are absent, and develop opportunities where talent exists.” This is a vision Catherine Priestman developed years ago and she continues to follow it every day. When the pandemic hit, Catherine re-focused time, energy and resources to helping other businesses survive. Because she is in the [...]

How networking is like dating

By | October 5th, 2017|Member Contributed|

Jacquie Bushell, Residential Mortgage Specialist with Oriana Financial Annie Gélinas-Olive, owner and healing practitioner with Let’s Talk… Coaching & Energy Healing Both Jacquie and Annie are part of the Marketing and Communications Committee (M&C) and strutted their stuff at a WBN breakfast on how to utilize your networking skills, both in person and online. First off, [...]

Failure IS an option

By | September 8th, 2016|Member Contributed|

While I strive for an optimistic outlook, I do have a tendency to defeatism - to throw in the towel rather quickly, to concede defeat too early in the game, to throw up the white flag at the first sign of resistance. I am well aware of this weakness, so when starting my business, I [...]

Looking for inspiration…..Look no further.

By | September 16th, 2015|Member Contributed|

This post has been writing itself in my head since 4 a.m. so clearly it needs to get out. To quote my friend Rocky Balboa; "It's not how hard you can hit, it's how hard you get hit, and keep moving forward." Sometimes life throws you a punch. Sometimes you can see it coming and [...]

Everybody needs a little TLR: Tender Loving Research

By | November 4th, 2014|Member Contributed|

Submitted for Stephanie Egan, Ottawa Hospital Everybody needs a little TLR:  Tender Loving Research.  The Ottawa Hospital Foundation recently launched its 3-year, $50 million dollar campaign – its largest research-based campaign to date.  Researchers and the people whose lives have been changed are at the heart of this campaign which supports improved patient care, cancer [...]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By | October 14th, 2014|Member Contributed|

First, I would like to thank WBN Ottawa for giving The Ottawa Hospital Foundation an opportunity to submit content for this incredible blog! My name is Stephanie Egan and I’m the Communications and Marketing Officer with the Foundation – and I’m thrilled to be sharing some information with you. The content I will be providing [...]

The Beautiful Reflections of Maya Angelou

By | October 6th, 2014|Member Contributed|

There are times when you read, hear or feel the perfect bit of support just as it's most needed (call it a sign from above, or a well time Hollywood film moment in real life, or whatever you like to call it!) For me, this week, it has been the wisdom of Maya Angelou. While [...]

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 [...]

Why Joining the WBN Was One of My Best Decisions

By | September 23rd, 2014|Member Contributed|

Many women ask me what networking groups I have tried, and which ones have 'worked' for me, and why. This is a very difficult question to answer, especially considering we all have different personalities, markets, goals, and so on. But what I can say, is that you only get out what you put into something. [...]

Inspired growth in your business and your image

By | September 19th, 2014|Member Contributed|

This month's 'Inspired Growth' theme has got me thinking about the growth of businesses, and the growth we experience as business owners. To me, growth means moving forward, changing, usually learning. And when it comes to our brands, growth also applies. Don't get me wrong: the core of your brand remains the same, but along [...]

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