Oceanside Women's Business Network

OWBN Meeting Schedule

2017 – 2018

Check back as more meeting information will be added soon.

June OWBN Meeting

Annual General Meeting

It’s time to come out and enjoy the last meeting of the year and see all the ladies you might not see over the summer. And of course it is time to elect the board for 2018 – 2019 OWBN Board. Come out, have fun and help to choose and congratulate the new board.

May OWBN Meeting

How to Thrive in Life and Business:

3 Keys to Creative Living


Are you tired of your business running your life?

Do you often push through fatigue to finish that one last “thing”, rather than listening to your body and taking a break?

Do you crave a life that YOU design – one that includes guilt-free time for you and with friends and family without that “To Do” list nagging you in the back of your head?

If so, you’re not alone.

April

Wise Women

 

 

Eva Hillborn – a dynamic woman, who became a teacher in 1943 and now is an active advocate for women.

 

 

 

Janet Farooq – a dynamic woman, who has her Phd in Economics and has worked for Yale University and the United Nations, just to  name a few.

 

 

March 9, 2019

Conference – AIM – Action Ignites Momentum

Are you frustrated at being stuck in your business?

Or maybe you are on the verge of a breakthrough?

4 Speakers

Baila Lazarus – How to Get Your Name In the News

Pamela Thompson – How to Thrive in Business

Dana J. Smithers – How Your ‘Sacred Gifts’ Empower You

Deb Alcadinho – Be the Change. Build a Business that Matters and Creates Positive Impact in the World.

 

March

Partnering Up, Strategic Alliances

Want to grow your business?  Missing critical tools/abilities in a specific area?  Well, you can learn/develop/purchase them for yourself.  Or, you can partner up and find a buddy…. a strategic alliance.

This energizing presentation will help you move your business to the next level with insights and advice about strategy, marketing and the latest small business trend: strategic alliances.

Dawn McCooey, MA (Leadership & Training), CMC, is a Business Advisor with Women’s Enterprise Centre.

February 20

BARB ASHMEAD, BSc, MSC,
VICD DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION – FUNDING & SPONSORSHIP
Since her youth, Barb has spent decades passionately involved with several animal charities. Most recently with the Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT), she has served nationally and internationally to help spay, neuter and rescue both dogs and cats. Locally, she has co-chaired with her business partner the Qualicum Cat Rescue Society. Barb’s work with BC Guide Dogs, raising five puppies for service and autism support fostered her tremendous devotion for canine service. Collectively, these experiences empowered Barb to pilot the founding initiative of VICD upon the request from Comox Airforce Base seeking such a program in 2013…

January

Workshop – Wednesday, January 17th

10:00 to 1:00 at Quality Bay Resort

Why Instagram is the HOT Social Network for Business and Why You Need to Be There!

Juhli Selby

JUHLi is an award winning marketing and technology instructor who has educated hundreds of professionals and small business owners on how to use social media tools effectively to build relationships online that will lead to sales. She’s the founder of JUHLi SELBy Social Media, a training company based in Victoria BC, that offers private lessons, public workshops and online training. She’s also a social media marketing instructor at Camosun College and a proud member of the Freebird Collective – an alliance of independent branding & marketing professionals in Victoria BC.

January

Why Instagram is the HOT Social Network for Business and Why You Need to Be There!

Juhli Selby

JUHLi is an award winning marketing and technology instructor who has educated hundreds of professionals and small business owners on how to use social media tools effectively to build relationships online that will lead to sales. She’s the founder of JUHLi SELBy Social Media, a training company based in Victoria BC, that offers private lessons, public workshops and online training. She’s also a social media marketing instructor at Camosun College and a proud member of the Freebird Collective – an alliance of independent branding & marketing professionals in Victoria BC.

December

OWBN present Black and White 
Classic Movie Christmas Party
Guest and/or Spouse are welcome
*****Choose a fun movie related gift to exchange (max $15)***** 
 
In the spirit of the season, unwrapped donations of toques, scarves, mitts or diapers are welcome for the
Salvation Army.
 OWBN Little Black Dress

November

Dana Smithers

Find Out How ‘Expressing Gratitude’ Empowers You!

Did you know that expressing gratitude can actually turn any negative energy you are feeling into positive energy? There is a universal Law of Gratitude that is a powerful force for shifting your energy to bring you more of what you want in your life and less of what you don’t want. By acknowledging how grateful you feel for what you already have right now in your life, you are ‘Allowing’ more good things into your life.

October Workshop

Wednesday, October 18th

8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Quality Resort Bayside

CONNECT! Build, Leverage and Influence Your Network.

Building lasting, genuine connections is good for business.

Many small business owners don’t want to network because they think it’s about shoving your business card in someone’s hand and boasting about what you do. In fact, networking is actually about getting to know people whom you can help and who can help you.

This jam-packed workshop has been expanded to 2.5 hours to give you a variety of tools and techniques to help you effectively and efficiently build, leverage and influence your network.

Link to Event Registration:

https://connect-workshop-parksville.eventbrite.com

October

Cathy Kuzel – The Connected Woman

Coffee is Good for Business

Business is built on connections and relationships – not just texts, emails or a phone call. Inviting someone for coffee can create new opportunities. If you do it right, the benefits can outweigh the ‘extra time’ it will take out of your day. Leave it up to chance, and all you’ll get is another debit on your coffee card.

September

OWBN September Ice Breaker

Kick off the Fall Season at our September Ice Breaker

It’s always a great event and not to be missed!

Members and Guests will have have extra Networking time to re-connect after the Summer break.

The evening will include a fun networking game, 50/50 draw (proceeds go to Haven House), prizes, a delicious meal and  most important… Meeting other amazing women – what could be better?!

Teaser:  Who sings in the shower?

 

Wise Women

Eva Hillborn and Janet Farooq

Interviewed by Glenna Mageau

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