The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough (WBN) is a networking channel for women who wish to enhance and expand their business contacts and grow their businesses.
Formed in 1961 as the Peterborough Chapter of the Canadian Advertising and Sales Association, the network has evolved into a dynamic and growing membership of women with diverse backgrounds and careers who meet to share their knowledge and experience and promote their businesses.
Network members are entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, administrators, writers, media representatives, computer specialists and health care providers, to name a few.
From September to June, a diverse program of learning, sharing and socializing is provided for members. Guest speakers, trade shows, special events, and gala socials make the WBN the premier network for women in the Kawarthas and surrounding areas. Please feel free to join us as a guest to discover what this fantastic network has to offer. Our colour brochure is available for download as a PDF.
From Diane Wolf, WBN President 2022-2023
Welcome to the Peterborough Women’s Business Network!
I am honoured to take on the role of WBN President for the coming year. I have been involved in this wonderful organization for many years, and have benefitted greatly both personally and professionally.
I look forward to welcoming you into membership this year as we seek to rebuild a strong organization after several years of upheaval. In fact, I specifically chose this year’s theme Back to the Future to encourage us move past the challenges we have experienced (and continue to experience) and focus on moving forward into the future again.
We have a stellar board of directors this year, and have been hard at work to plan a program with an exciting lineup of speakers and in-person meetings again. I am particularly excited to announce that we will again be offering a peer mentorship program. Whether you are a brand-new entrepreneur, or an experienced business professional, we know that you have something of value to offer to your peers and/or something you would greatly benefit from in being mentored yourself. We want to help you take your business to the next level!
Joining the WBN has many benefits, including personal and professional development, networking, and meeting like-minded entrepreneurs with whom to share the ups and down of being a business woman. Whether you are a solo-entrepreneur feeling isolated, or you belong to a larger organization, we have something for you!
I look forward to meeting each one of you this year, and serving this amazing organization!
President, Women’s Business Network of Peterborough 2022-2023