Program

Program for 2021 - 2022

June 1 2022 - June Social

LOCATION:

Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront - Riverside Patio

BBQ Buffet

Biscuits/rolls with butter/spreads

House made coleslaw, house made potato salad

BBQ chicken and ribs, grilled vegetables, roasted potatoes, corn on the cob, BBQ tofu

Seasonal fresh fruit, assorted fruit tarts, fresh baked cookies AND a delicious surprise

Coffee and tea


Past Events

September 8 2021 - Member Meeting

LOCATION:

Virtual - World Event Centre

6:30 pm - 8:00pm

Tonight's topic is Resilience

October 6 2021 - Member Meeting

LOCATION:

Holiday Inn Patio

November 3 2021 - Member Meeting - Network Like a Boss

LOCATION:

Holiday Inn, 5:30pm

Yes, some people may seem like naturals when it comes to networking, but most of us rely on some proven strategies to help us feel less intimidated by those networking events. You will learn how to start and keep conversations going along with what needs to be in your ‘elevator pitch’ to engage your ideal client.

Whether you feel like you need a tune-up on your networking skills after 18 months of social isolation, you are already fairly comfortable, or even if you never liked networking situations in the first place, this interactive workshop will leave you with a solid system to conquer the business meeting or cocktail party with confidence!

Speaker Bio
Diane Wolf, MBA, M.Div, RP is our WBN Strategic Director and VP. She spent many years as an international speaker and business professor specializing in topics such as communication, entrepreneurship, and leadership and management before retiring and becoming a Registered Psychotherapist. 

Diane is in private practice in Peterborough where she focuses on working with front line professionals who are overcoming PTSD. She continues to do consulting work in the field of neuropsychology, which was always her first love and has always flavoured everything she taught as an educator.

 

TBA

December 1 2021 - 2021 Holiday Gala

LOCATION:

Holiday Inn

Our Gala is fast approaching and we are thrilled to be offering this live event to celebrate the holiday season and support the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. We have some exciting things planned and a few surprises too...we are looking forward to seeing everyone for a fun-filled evening!

Agenda

  • 5:30 - Arrival and networking time
  • 6:15 - Get seated for dinner
  • 6:20 - Welcome by President
  • 6:25 - Review of night by Program
  • 6:30 - A Word from Kim Dolan, ED of the YWCA
  • 6:40 - Christmas Caroling by surprise guests
  • 6:45 - Dinner served, facilitated discussion at tables
  • 7:30 - Program event begins
  • 7:35 - Live auction of exclusive WBN Gala items
  • 7:50 - Movie Magic Trivia
  • 8:20 - Closing remarks
  • 8:30 - Meeting ends

Rolls and butter

Waterfront House Salad - heritage greens, roasted pears, handpicked cranberries, pecans, crumbled smoked cheddar, and poppy seed vinaigrette

Regular meal - Roasted turkey with stuffing / root vegetables and mashed potatoes / Cranberries

Vegetarian meal - stuffed butternut squash with Quinoa, feta, and vegetables Dessert and coffee/tea

January 5 2022 - Does It Really Matter How I dress? The Psychology of Appearance

LOCATION:

Holiday Inn

Does It Really Matter How I dress? The Psychology of Appearance with speaker Nancy Wiskel, Owner of Dan Joyce Clothing.

Agenda:

  • 6:30pm - arrival and open networking
  • 7:00pm - announcements 
  • 7:10pm - speaker intro 
  • 7:15pm - workshop with Nancy Wiskel
  • 8:00pm - speaker thank you 
  • 8:05pm - wrap up
  • 8:10pm - open networking, leave as you please style
  • 8:30pm - event ends

February 2 2022 - The Surprising Reasons Women Don't Get the Success They Deserve

LOCATION:

Holiday Inn Peterborough and World Event Centre (for virtual attendees), 5:30pm

The Surprising Reason's Women Don't Get the Success They Deserve...with Pamela Van Nest

Here's a peek into what Pam will reveal in her talk...

Do you ever do something, attempt something over and over expecting different results? This may be one of the 3"P"s, that are holding you back from the results and success you want. It is one of the secrets Pam will reveal and what to do about it.

AGENDA 

5:30pm           Member arrival, registration, open networking, cash bar available in the room

6:15pm           Get seated 

6:20pm           Welcome 

6:30pm           Dinner served, facilitated discussion at tables 

7:15pm           Announcements 

7:25pm           Toonie Talks 

7:30pm           Speaker – Pamela Van Nest 

8:15pm           Door prizes 

8:20pm           Closing remarks 

8:30pm           Meeting ends

MENU

Bread sticks with butter/spreads

Roasted red pepper soup

Regular meal: House made chicken parmesan with roasted fingerling potatoes and market vegetables

Vegetarian meal: Vegetarian chilli

Tiramisu

Coffee and tea

March 2 2022 - March Trade Show

LOCATION:

Holiday Inn Peterborough

Agenda:

5:30pm           Member arrival, registration, tradeshow in Garden Court room

6:15pm           Tradeshow ends, get seated in ballroom

6:20pm           Welcome

6:30pm           Dinner served, facilitated discussion at tables

6:45pm           Virtual event begins

7:15pm           Announcements

7:25pm           Toonie Talks

7:30pm           Workshops – main in ballroom, smaller group in Garden Court (virtual – World Event Centre used                         in ballroom workshop, Zoom used for Garden Court workshop)

8:15pm           Everyone back to ballroom

8:20pm           Door prizes

8:25pm           Closing remarks

8:30pm           Meeting ends

 

Workshop Option #1

Adeilah Dahlke - Trained Professional Organizer, Jigsaw Organizing Solutions

"Tips for Running an Organized Business"

Join Professional Organizer Adeilah from Jigsaw Organizing Solutions to gain insight into operating your business in a more organized and efficient manner. Do you struggle with the physical clutter taking over your desk? Or finding a specific document or email in a hurry? Do you find tax time to be incredibly stressful because your papers and receipts are hard to manage? Check out this workshop for some helpful tips and hints to keep your small business organized and running smoothly!

 

Workshop Option #2

Donna Enright - CEO of TechnicalitiesPlus and Founder of ShopCloseBuy.ca

"Creating a Successful Online Presence Geared to Your Unique Needs"

Having a successful online presence is essential for most, if not all, businesses and non-profit organizations today. But what does that really mean?  There are many ways to create a successful online presence by using websites, social media, e-commerce, digital advertising, video - to name just a few options.  The first step is to identify what tools and channels make the most sense for your business to use, and then to really understand your options when building your online presence so you maximize the effectiveness and minimize the cost.

This fun and engaging presentation will demystify these topics and speak to a wide range of experiences - whether novice or advanced. Donna has more than 20 year experience creating websites for non-profit organizations and small to medium sized businesses, and helping them to create a successful online presence that meets their organizational goals.

Breadsticks with Butter/Spreads

Greek Salad

Regular Meal: Chicken Souvlaki with Chef's Choice of Rice and Vegetables

Vegetarian Meal: Mousaka

Baklava

Coffee and Tea

April 6 2022 - Climate Action for Local Businesses

LOCATION:

Holiday Inn, Peterborough and World Event Centre(virtual)

Speaker - Natalie Stephenson

Green Economy Peterborough’s Natalie Stephenson will be speaking about Climate Action for Local Businesses and leading us in a discussion about making our own businesses more sustainable!

In this interactive session, Natalie will introduce the business case for sustainability today, and showcase Peterborough area businesses that are taking action to become leaders in a stronger and more resilient economy! A discussion will follow to explore where we are at on the journey to sustainability, the challenges we face along the way (including those specific to women-owned and women-led businesses), and what supports our businesses need to get started or go further.

 

Agenda:

 5:30pm           Member arrival, registration, open networking, cash bar available in the room

 6:15pm           Get seated

 6:20pm           Welcome

 6:30pm           Dinner served, facilitated discussion at tables

 7:15pm           Announcements

 7:25pm           Toonie Talks

 7:30pm           Speaker – Natalie Stephenson

 8:15pm           Door prizes

 8:20pm           Closing remarks

 8:30pm           Meeting ends

Bread sticks with butter/spreads

Garden salad with carrots, tomatoes, onions, cucumber with house dill dressing

Regular: maple salmon with mango salsa

Vegetarian: grilled vegetable lasagna

Lemon lavender cheesecake with fresh berries

Coffee and tea

May 4 2022 - AGM and Choosing to Live an Inspired 2022

LOCATION:

Holiday Inn, Peterborough

Speaker - Cora Whittington

Choosing to Live an Inspired 2022

 

This year's WBN theme is "We are Resilient," which means the ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

We have all had a lot happen over the last few years. The question is: How do we recover and move forward from here in an inspired way?

Cora Whittington will share heartbreaking yet inspiring stories of how she and others have moved through significant life challenges and give practical techniques that you can use today.

Learn from Cora how to identify and breakthrough limiting beliefs, transform fears, choose an intention, and listen for the voice that helps you move forward with purpose. 

Cora Whittington is a Transformational Leadership, Life Coach, and Team Facilitator. Cora holds numerous certifications and a degree in Family Studies from the University of Guelph.

Cora focuses on helping her clients grow an unshakable core of calm, strength, and awareness. She helps people move forward from heartache, loss, and indecision to a place of clarity and empowerment. Her unique intuitive ability has helped people from all over the world. To learn more about Cora, please visit her website at www.coachcora.ca 

AGENDA

 5:00pm           AGM in Saffron North room – Members only

 5:30pm           Arrival, registration, open networking, cash bar available in the room

 6:15pm           Get seated

 6:20pm           Welcome

 6:30pm           Dinner served, facilitated discussion at tables

 7:15pm           Announcements

 7:25pm           Toonie Talks

 7:30pm           Speaker – Cora Whittington

 8:15pm           Door prizes

 8:20pm           Closing remarks

 8:30pm           Meeting ends

House made biscuits with butter/spreads

Cesar salad

Regular: top sirloin of beef (medium) with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables

Vegetarian: stuffed peppers with quinoa, vegetables, topped with pimento cheese, guacamole, diced tomatoes, and sour cream

Carrot Cake

Coffee and tea

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