“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, [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Release Your Inner Blogger!

By | September 10th, 2014|Member Contributed|

Are you looking for more ways to connect, build solid business relationships, exchange knowledge and be inspired? Try blogging! All WBN members are welcome - and encouraged - to contribute to our blog. Here are a few tips for getting started: Your topic can be specific to your area of expertise or a more general [...]

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