Women's Power Networking

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About Women's Power Networking, LLC

Women’s Power Networking is dedicated to enabling professional women to achieve their highest potential by fostering a stimulating environment where they can form relationships, build alliances, share knowledge and provide support to one another. WPN celebrates the concept of womanhood and its outpouring of compassion, goodwill and encouragement.

Thank you for coming to Women’s Power Networking and for being curious. Women's Power Networking is a nationally recognized professional network for innovative and inspiring women. Our members are caring individuals that are at the point in their careers where building community, excellence in their field and innovation are their key motivating factors.   

WPN is the place for women to gather whether they are new in the business arena or seasoned. We value each and every woman for their accomplishments and their desire to grow and create abundance for everyone.   During our weekly Coffee and Contacts ™ meetings we enhance our  speaking and presentation skills, as well as share referrals and assist each other in all elements of business.  We want to know what’s trending in technology, social media and business processes. As we say we don’t just want to be in the curve, we want to create the curve.   Besides the weekly meetings, members and guests network at Power Lunches, keynoted by sought-after speakers, attend the Executive Roundtable for inspiring conversations, enjoy after-hours events, lunch and learns, the annual Tea Party, and other member-sponsored workshops and classes.

If  you are looking for a network to call home please contact us for ways to get involved.

If you are looking for a vendor for your personal or business use please use our search to find the perfect match.  If we can help you with this process just contact us for assistance.

 WPN Founder

Marilyn Shannon WPN FounderMarilyn Shannon

Marilyn Shannon is an experienced facilitator, superior court mediator, consultant, life/business coach, speaker, online international TV/Radio host and the Founder of Women’s Power Networking. As a speaker Marilyn is motivational and inspirational. Marilyn focuses her talks and workshops on communication, leadership, listening, personal growth and personal freedom and has facilitated large and small group meetings and workshops. Marilyn is known as “the listener”. Marilyn’s demeanor as a show host and speaker is warm and inviting. Her audiences feel engaged and inspired.

Marilyn’s involvement in many mediation programs led to “Dialogue” her private coaching practice where she specializes in working with children, teens, families, couples, individuals and businesses. Marilyn will soon release her book “In Just One Afternoon – Listening into the Hearts of Men”  dedicated to men and their new emotional and creative journey’s.

In Marilyn’s previous life she taught special education in the public school system, owned a furniture store for many years, was a marketing and advertising representative in both print and television. Marilyn holds a degree in Communications and Public Address from Syracuse University and is a wife, mother of 5 and Landon, Liev and Nolan’s grandma.

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Administrators

Chris Rinehart Administrative ManagerChris Rinehart, Administrative Manager

I have served as Women’s Power Networking’s Administrative Manager since February 2014 and always strive to keep our organization at the forefront - whether that’s via social media, brainstorming about a topic for an upcoming Roundtable event or researching current business trends and ideas.  My passion is to provide exceptional support and information to Women’s Power Networking’s innovative, creative and energetic members and organizers.   One of the best perks of my role is that I get to lend a hand toward helping the wonderful and wise women that I work with every day to look great, feel empowered and ready to take on the world.   Please reach out and let me know what’s on your mind!  

Eileen Batson PR DirectorEileen Batson PR Director

Eileen draws on her successful experience as a marketing and public relations specialist for over 25 years to hold the seat of PR Director at WPN.

Currently, in addition to working with a few select clients, she is in the process of screening candidates for an opportunity to be mentored by a team of successful entrepreneurs using social technology in the context of commerce in today's "gig economy".

Pepper Oldziey WebmasterPepper Oldziey, Webmaster

Pepper has provided WPN with two websites, in 2010 and 2016. Pepper is a Graphic Designer, Web Designer and Corporate Web Strategist.

Her own company, Peppergraphics.com has been serving clients with professional print and web design for 50 years. Focused on assisting women in business to succeed and avoid the web scams and misinformation abounding in our commercial world, she currently provides business owners with successful transition strategies for responsive websites.

Chapter Organizers

 

North Carolina

Kathy Bartholomew
Kathy Bartholomew, Organizer Apex, NC Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marilyn Shannon WPN Founder
Marilyn Shannon, Organizer Cary, NC Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cory Annis & Mary MacDonald, Organizers Chapel Hill, NC Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerEmail Cory, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eileen Batson PR Director
Eileen Batson, Organizer Crabtree, NC Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Liz Losey, Organizer
Liz Losey, Organizer Durham, NC Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michelle Dunston, Organizer
Michelle Dunston, Organizer Greenville AM, NC Chapter WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shari Austin, Organizer Fuquay-Varina, NC Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patty Marr, Organizer
Patty Marr, Organizer Greenville, NC Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elaine Bayless, Organizer
Elaine Bayless, Organizer North Raleigh, NC Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lauren McGhee, Organizer
Lauren McGhee, Organizer RTP, NC Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mary Blake, Organizer
Mary Blake, Organizer Wilmington, NC Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Virtual Chapter

Antoinette McLaughlin, Organizer
Autonnette McLaughlin, Organizer Virtual Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Missouri

Krystal Rupp, Organizer
Krystal Rupp, Organizer Chesterfield, MO Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kathi Cartwright, Organizer Kirkwood, MO Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jennifer Watson, Organizer
Jennifer Watson, Organizer South County, MO Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rachel Sarino, Organizer
Rachel Sarino, Organizer St. Charles, MO Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jennifer Lasswell, Organizer Wildwood, MO Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christine Fladda, Organizer
Christine Fladda, Town and Country, MO Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Pennsylvania

Davita Pray, Organizer
Davita Pray, Organizer Devon, PA Chapter,WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marilyn Sarino & Jill Pagliei, Organizers Glen Mills, PA Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Teresa Kearney
Teresa Kearney, Organizer KOP and Limerick, PA Chapters, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patty Davis
Patricia Davis, Organizer Paoli, PA Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ellen Cox, Organizer Warrington, PA Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donna Walter
Donna Walter, Organizer West Chester, PA Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerEmail Donna

 

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 2017 Fall WPN Events

North Carolina

Women's Power Networking Presents: "Rapid Fire Secrets for Women in Business" - Hosted by the Heart of Durham, NC Chapter

Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 9:00am-10:15am/EST
Location: Saladelia Cafe + Catering | 4201 University Drive | #101 | Durham, NC 27707
Details: Join us as we present several rapid-fire TED talk style presentations on topics that benefit women in business. WPN members, experts in their respective fields, will be on hand to share their best tips, ideas and innovations to move forward in your personal and professional life! This is a free event and everyone from the community is invited.
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North Raleigh Visitor’s Day

Date: October 18, 2017
Time: 9:15 - 10:30 EST
Location: Sassool, 9650-149 Strickland Rd, Raleigh, NC
Details: Come get to know the ladies of North Raleigh Coffee & Contacts! We have a great group of entrepreneurs who provide both goods and services, and we’d love to create referral partnerships with you.
Contact Information: guide@soulcourse.com, 919-376-3738

 

"Moving Past Resistance" - WPN Lunch and Learn Hosted by the Wilmington, NC Chapter

Date: October 24, 2017
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm/EST
Location: Church of the Servant, 4925 Oriole Drive, Wilmington, NC
Details: The Wilmington Chapter of Women’s Power Networking is excited to be hosting an informative and entertaining Women’s Power Luncheon on the topic of moving past resistance in our lives. We're equally pleased all proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW). We hope you'll join us -- and bring a couple of guests!
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Women's Power Networking Game Night - Hosted by the RTP, NC Chapter

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)
Location: "The Classroom" at The Frontier (First Floor) | 800 Park Offices Drive | Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Details: This is your chance to meet new people while you play old school in a relaxed atmosphere! Enjoy cider and light appetizers, speakers, and a business card raffle for a small prize. Let's get acquainted as we celebrate the "game of business" in a fun and light-hearted way.
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Missouri



Pennsylvania

 

Join Women's Power Networking on November 11, 2017 for Networking and Hockey!

Date: Nov. 11, 2017
Time: 5:30pm-10pm
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
Details: Included in the ticket price is networking and appetizers in the Hall of Fame room from 5:30 until the puck drops at 7:00, a special surprise guest and your seat to watch the Flyers take on the Minnesota Wild! Everyone is invited--WPN members, guests, spouses, children. Join us! Get your tickets NOW! Seating is limited. A portion of your ticket price will be donated to the Buttaro-Ginnetti Cancer Fund.
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