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 Christine Teixeira, WBN President 2021-2022
I am absolutely honoured to serve the WBN as President this year. This organization has meant so much to me, both personally and professionally since I joined 5 years ago, and I am delighted to be able to give back in this way.
I know it has been a difficult 18 months for us all. I chose ‘We are Resilient’ for the theme for WBN for this year. This is a positive statement that shows we are standing together as we weather this storm. We have all had to adapt, pivot, and change and we can lean on each other for support and encouragement
I am so excited for the day we can return to in-person meetings! I look forward to catching up with all of you that I already know and getting to know those of you I have not yet met. If you are new to WBN – welcome! You have joined a wonderful and supportive group of women; we are all united by a common goal of wanting to support each other as we grow both personally and professionally.
The Board of Directors is working hard to bring you a great year. I am truly thankful for the Board we have for this year. It has been a challenge to plan for a year when we do not know what the future holds in terms of in-person gatherings due to the pandemic. But what I do know for sure is that we are resilient and we will have a great year regardless. We will laugh, learn, and grow together.
I truly believe that you will get out of this group what you put in. Come to our events, meet new women, and get involved. If you do, I promise you will look back on this year and be so glad you were part of it.
Yours in business,
President, Women’s Business Network of Peterborough 2021-2022