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.

Marilyn can be found at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Lucia Le, Organizer West Cary, Morrisville, NC Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nicole Galiger, Organizer
Nicole Galiger, Organizer Chapel Hill, NC Chapter, 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.

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.

Erin Edgar, Organizer Downtown Raleigh, NC Chapter, WPN Chapter Organizer

Michelle Olivis Parrish
Michelle Olivia Parrish, Organizer North Hills Chapter and Triangle Town Center Chapter, NC, 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.

Beata Lorinc, Organizer
Beata Lorinc, 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.

Julia Lea Gray, Organizer
Julia Lea Gray, Organizer Creve Coeur, 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.

Judy Cohen, Organizer Glen Mills, PA Chapter, 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.

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.

Aretha Knight, Organizer West Chester, PA Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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 2017 February-March WPN Events

North Carolina


Women's Power Networking Tea and Garden Party  (Everyone is Invited)

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm/EST
Location: The Matthews House, 317 West Chatham Street, Cary, NC
Details: Everyone is invited to enjoy the spring gardens and ambiance of The Matthews House, hosted by Women's Power Networking.  Enjoy the companionship of old friends and celebrate the forging of new ones.  We will enjoy scrumptious delicacies among the backdrop of this majestic property while we meet, mingle and catch up with one another.  Come ready to relax and leave reinvigorated and rejuvenated, just like spring intended.
More Information & Registration

 

Event: Get Fired Up & Achieve Your Goals! WPN Lunch and Learn Event Hosted by the Chapel Hill, NC Chapter

Date: May 4, 2017
Time: 11:30pm-1:00pm/EST
Location: Toreros Mexican Restaurant, 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, NC 27707
Details: Join the Chapel Hill chapter of Women’s Power Networking for a lunch and learn to recharge your 2017 goals. Our panel of experts offers their top tips to help you get out of overwhelm and turn your goals into inspired action. Are you struggling to meet those business goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year? Would you like to get a better handle on your home life, so you can focus at work? Have you experienced health challenges that have set you back? Are you rocking it out and want to keep your momentum going?  We’ve all been there and we would love to share what worked for us (hint: NOT curling up in the fetal position and hoping things would get better).
RSVP
Contact Information:  Nicole Galiger - 336-399-5849 - nicolegaliger@kw.com


Missouri

Relationship Building & The Growth of Your Business:  WPN Power Lunch

Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm/EST
Location: Cork & Barrel Chop House (7337 Mexico Rd, St. Peters, MO 63376)
Details: Our relationships form the success of our personal and professional relationships.  Come hear speaker Darlene Hirtz as she shares her personal succes with the 1200 goal and how it has made her better at building successful relatonships. You will walk away feeling inspired, motivated and challenged with a call to action to put into use some of her tips!
RSVP:  http://wpnpowerstl0417.eventbrite.com
Contact: Rachel Sarino moareadirector@womenspowernetworking.com


Pennsylvania