WBO Testimonials

"When I attended my first WBOM Women in Business event, I wasn't sure what to expect. By the end of the night I felt empowered by the energy of the group and the conversations I had with other members and guests, which led me to sign up as a member on the spot. I have created great new networks and several friendships ..."
"Being a part of WBOM-women in business and now sitting on the board, allows me to network and build relationships with like minded business women; from all different industries and at different stages within their careers. The member meetings are formed around business topics, and I have always left the meeting ..." 
"First and foremost is the contacts and friendships I have developed in the last few years as a member. Having people I can talk to who know how challenging it can get and knowing that we are working together. Then I would have to say the resources that are offered, the wealth of knowledge in the membership is amazing ..."
"I joined WBO initially to make contact with other women in business, over the 2 years that I have been a member my business has grown substantially. The incredible women that I have met and fostered relationships with has been immense."
"I have been an active member of WBO for 23 years. I have made some excellent life long friendships and have done lots of business over the years with many WBO members. I encourage you to get involved."
"My experience with the WEYA was a good one. I was not sure I was going to enter, but at the last minute decided to enter a submission. I took someone advice to hire a writer to help me compile my eight page story and information for the category of Emerging Business. That in itself was a good exercise to go back ..."

2015 Finalists

Congratulations to all the FINALISTS and WINNERS.


From Left to Right:

Lifetime Achievement:  Barbara Bowes, Legacy Bowes Group

Young Entrepreneur:  Madison Zyluk, Verda Design

Emerging Business:  Majda Ficko, Olen Cosmetics Corporation

Building Business and Overall Excellence: Shannon Putter, Exhale Dance Studio

Excellence in Service:  Kelly-Lee Smith, Smith Personnel

Home Enterprise:  Heather Hinam, Second Nature:  Adventures in Discovery

Contribution to Community:  Diana Wiesenthal, Corporate People Responsibility (CRPinc) Ltd.



Marie Antaya

Eclectic Communications


Barbara Bowes

Legacy Bowes Group


Lise Brown & Sara Harrison

Momenta - Experience, Discover, Grow


Colleen Dyck

GORP Clean Energy Bars


Majda Ficko

Olen Cosmetics Corporation



Heather Hinam

Second Nature:  Adventures in Discovery


Johanna McLauchlan

Rocky Lake Birchworks

The Pas

Irene Morello-Beer
Mary Newton

Chateau Studio Hair and Skin Care
Crazy Daisy Hair and Tanning Studio


Kristin Petaski

Workplace Engineering Solutions


Varbie Pinones

Wink Studio


Cori Poon

sweet C bakery


Shannon Putter

Exhale Dance Studio


Cheryl Reid

Cheryl J. Reid CGA Professional


Kim Schroeder

Charisma, the design experience


Kelly-Lee Smith

Smith Personnel


Tina Tait

Tina's Office on Wheels

Flin Flon

Teresa Tierney

Tierney Podiatry Clinic


Kristen Verin-Treusch

Muddy Water Tours


Diana Wiesenthal

Corporate People Responsibility (CPRinc) Ltd.


Madison Zyluk

Verda Design