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.

Michele Olvia Parrish, Organizer Capital District, NC, 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.

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.

Brittany Trama, Organizer
Brittany Trama, North Hills, NC Chapter, WPN Chapter OrganizerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Caroline Behe, Organizer Downtown Raleigh, 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.

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.

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 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


"The Power of Running Away" - WPN Power Lunch

Date: February 17, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm EST
Location: Backyard Bistro, 1235 Hurricane Alley Way, Raleigh, NC 27607
Details: Have you ever wanted to just chuck it all and run away? Well if you have it’s because that thing or situation or person is not working for you. If you run away what you are actually doing is running back to YOU, and now you have the opportunity to design a life you love that works for YOU. Enjoy delicious food and the inspirational words of our guest speaker, Lucetta Zaytoun. Everyone is invited! !
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WPN Night at the Movies Featuring the Movie, "Once" - Hosted by the Cary, NC Chapter

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST
Location: Waltonwood at Cary, 750 SE Cary Parkway, Cary, NC 27511
Details: Do you love a great, dramatic movie? If so, we have a great one to share with you! Bring your popcorn, favorite snacks and maybe even a cozy blanket to snuggle in while you enjoy great networking and the fabulous movie, Once. Everyone is invited to attend this free and fun event!
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Courting the Relationship with your Business: Keeping the Passion Alive- WPN Roundtable - Hosted by WPN- NC

Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Location: Mia Francesca Trattoria, 4100 Main at North Hills St., Raleigh, NC 27609
Details: In this Roundtable, we will explore questions related to the words we use as they relate to our businesses and business practices.  How do we talk about our business, what words do we use with our business and with clients about our business?  Since we love with a passion what we do, do we overlook who we are dealing with and their needs and how they love to receive?
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Missouri

Cocktails & Contacts

Date: February 16, 2017
Time: 4:30-7pm (CST)
Location: Helen Fitzgerald’s at 3650 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63127
Details: Join us for drinks, appetizers and new connections, 4:30-7:00 PM for Cocktails and Contacts. We meet every month. It's lively and fun. Mingle, share cards and make new connections in a very relaxed setting. Share with a friend and join us!
WPN Contact: Rachel Sarino moareadirector@womenspowernetworking.com
PLEASE RSVP


Pennsylvania

WPN Limerick Visitors Day

Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: Uno Grill, Oaks, PA
Details:  Join the Limerick Chapter of Women's Power Networking for a special meeting! There will be free appetizers to enjoy and also a presentation about Women's Heart Health. Wear your favorite RED outfit to commemorate Heart Health Month! Come and meet our fabulous members and learn what Women's Power Networking is all about! We look forward to seeing you there! All proceeds will benefit a local women's health organization.
For more information, contact: Teresa Kearney, 610-495-7166, teresa@expressdatasys.com
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WPN King of Prussia Visitors Day

Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Uno Grill, Oaks, PA
Details:  Join the King of Prussia Chapter of Women's Power Networking for a special meeting! There will be free appetizers to enjoy and also a presentation by June Pinkney. June's presentation will be Shift to LIFT: How to have it all without losing yourself. You can always LIFT yourself to a higher level in life! Come and meet our fabulous members and learn what Women's Power Networking is all about! We look forward to seeing you there! All proceeds will benefit a local women's health organization.
For more information, contact: Teresa Kearney, 610-495-7166, teresa@expressdatasys.com
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WPN Night at The Flyers

Date: March 13, 2017
Time: Networking from 5:30-7:00. Game time is 7:05
Location: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Details: Join Women's Power Networking for Networking and Hockey at the Philadelphia Flyers game on March 13, 2017. There will be networking before the game in the Hall of Fame Room at the Wells Fargo Center. Then we will proceed to our Lower Level seats before the puck drops to watch the Flyers take on the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Besides Flyers Hockey, here's what you get:
--Networking in the Hall of Fame room from 5:30-7:00. We will then proceed to our Lower Level Section 108 seats to watch the game.
--Each attendee will receive a Flyers swag bag.
--Each attendee will receive a voucher for 1 hot dog, 1 soft drink and 1 popcorn
Contact Information (include email and/or phone# with area code): Teresa Kearney, 610-495-7166, teresa@expressdatasys.com
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