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 ..."

Finalists and Winners


L to R - Bonnie Kawka, Michelle Lawrence, Merit Jensen Carr,

Laurel Skuba, Lileena Mendis, Deena Caplette, Stacey Thomas-Niebel, Sandy Sager, Stephanie Staples


Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards


Congratulations to all the FINALISTS

Corrina Abrey Corrina's On Main Dauphin
Deena Caplette Kid City Inc. Winnipeg
Connie Chartrand Paperworks Plus The Pas
Carrie Lee R. Chick Paradise Breeze Tanning and Day Spa Winnipeg
Colleen Dyck The Great GORP Project Ltd. Niverville
Holly Fjeldsted Seasons Funeral Chapel Ltd. Oakbank
Faye Fossay F3 Designs Woodlands
Tammy Govatsos Karta House Winnipeg
Felly Grieve A1 Nutrition Winnipeg
Heather Hinam Second Nature Adventures in Discovery Riverton
Merit Jensen Carr Merit Motion Pictures Inc. Winnipeg
Bonnie Kawka Five Star Accounting Inc. Winnipeg
Michelle Lawrence Prelude Music Winnipeg
Angela Martens The Secret Butterfly Boutique Roblin
Lileena Mendis Paradise Montessori Preschool Winnipeg
Yvonne Nakoulas Kristina's On Corydon Winnipeg
Joyce Odidison Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. Winnipeg
Varbie Pinones Wink Studio Inc. Winnipeg
Shannon Putter Exhale Dance Studio Winnipeg
Sandy Sager Premiere Executives Suites Canadian Prairies Ltd. Winnipeg
Susana Scott Brematson & Associates Inc. Winnipeg
Laurel Skuba The Pawsh Dog Inc. Winnipeg
Kelly-Lee Smith Smith Personnel Staffing Solutions Ltd. Winnipeg
Leslie St-Amant Nachelle's Cakes Winnipeg
Stephanie Staples Your Life, Unlimited Winnipeg
P. Crystal Taylor, B. Comm. (Hons), CFP, RRC ® Taylor Financial Solutions Winnipeg
Stacey Thomas-Niebel Salon 421 Ile Des Chenes
Kristen Verin-Treusch Muddy Water Tours Winnipeg
Nicole Verin-Treusch Muddy Water Tours Winnipeg

Come out on May 15 th to our Gala evening in support these amazing women!

Purchase your tickets online

Special ticket price WBO members only - $120 + GST.