Women Mean Business

A Professional Network with Impact!

Leadership in Motion

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Through every phase of your business career, you need a strong network to lean on and learn from.

Women Mean Business is committed to your professional and personal growth.

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Our aim is to build a community of vibrant business and civic minded women and give them powerful platforms to meet with each other, learn, grow and confidently build up their enterprises.

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  • Connect With Impact

    Connect With Impact

    WMB Professional Network stages high caliber, energetic and inspiring, engaging events and opportunities to assist YOU in building your business. We are not about ‘just passing along business cards’, it is about creating impactful and trusting relationships that will bring your business and personal growth to another level.

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  • Leadership Workshops

    Leadership Workshops

    Connect * Learn * Empower

    WMB Leadership Workshops and Seminars always feature a professional keynote speaker and engage with our attendees. We listen to our network to learn from them what they want to know more about in running their business and personal development.

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  • Networking Events

    Networking Events

    Participate & Be Inspired!

    Create and grow awareness of your business with us. WMB is known for its unique and engaging events from the Business After 5 Events, Partnership in Motion Mixers, Leadership Workshops and Seminars, to Special Annual Events. Many of the yearly events feature opportunities to showcase your business.

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  • Partner With Us

    Partner With Us

    Partner with us to benefit from opportunities for YOU TO EXPOSE and BUILD YOUR BUSINESS within our growing network. Some of the many ways to connect and promote your business are E-Newsletters, Business Network Directory and Sponsoring an Event. Call us for more information or learn more on our Partner With Us Page
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Business Network

In the Spotlight

Debbie Goulding

Debbie Goulding

Kingston Ontario
(613) 329-2950

Debbie Goulding

GS Hospitality Connections

GS Hospitality Connections

Kingston Ontario
613-305-4628

GS Hospitality Connections

Hartzman & Associates

Hartzman & Associates

1180 Clyde Court, Kingston, Ontario
(613) 634-1323

Hartzman & Associates

KVA Collections

KVA Collections

Kingston Ontario
(613) 540-0433

KVA Collections

Nassau Paradise Island

Nassau Paradise Island

Toronto Ontario
+1 000 000 0000

Nassau Paradise Island

Response I.T.

Response I.T.

6 Cataraqui Street, Kingston, Ontario
(613) 549-5568

Response I.T.

Small Business Development Centre

Small Business Development Centre

Kingston Ontario
(613) 544-2725

Small Business Development Centre

Why Choose Us?

  • Connections

    It is important to consider that you are not just building connections with the people in the room, you will also gain exposure within their expanded network too. If they have a connection that may need your business, and you made a great impression on them, you will likely get a referral. Remember, it’s not a one-way street; if you know someone that matches a business you encountered at an event, don’t hesitate to share their details. Referrals like this will strengthen your reputation and build positive relationships.

  • Opportunities

    Opportunities regularly arrise in the world of networking, but they may show themselves when you least expect them. Whether you're given a referral, offered a partnership, or you have received a request for your service or product, be ready to seize the opportunities as they appear. You never know just when you are exactly the right person someone in the room is looking for!

  • Shared Knowledge

    A networking group is an ideal environment for sharing knowledge and ideas. Bounce your ideas off a business owner in a similar field, ask for feedback from peers, and share your opinion on a matter of common interest. Sharing with network members is a fanastic way to expand your own knowledge and broaden your view of the business world. Allow yourself to consider the positions of others and gain a perspective of your business model from an objective point of view.

    It is likely that you will find an individual like yourself who has been where you are today. Allow yourself to explore their experience and discover the wisdom to avoid possible mistakes or pitfalls ahead.

  • Confidence

    By regularly networking and getting involved in events, you will find that you push yourself to talk to people you don't know, which will help increase your confidence. This is an important attribute as a business owner. Your business' growth is dependent on talking to people, putting yourself and your product or service out there, and making those new connections.

  • Reputation

    Being visible in the public eye will raise your profile among your peers. This is one of the greatest benefits to networking. By regularly attending business and social events, people will begin to recognise you. Get out as often as you can to build your reputation as a knowledgeable, reliable and supportive person by offering helpful information or tips to people who need it. Those who are familiar with you will be more likely to think of your business when in conversation with a person in need of your product or service.

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Getting Started Business Tools

FREE Toolkit

Here is a collection of resources provided to you by the Small Business Development Centre at KEDCO.

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Business Website Development

Our partners at Response I.T. have exclusive added-service website development packages for members of Women Mean Business.

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Daily Mentoring for SUCCESS

Being affiliated with SUCCESS.com, we are happy to bring you daily mentoring and inspirational videos from the famous Darren Daily.

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700+

Over 700 Members and Growing Strong

5.6%

Kingston is in the top 3 City Centres for Small Businesses growth.

25%

Nearly 1 in 4 self-employed women have a university education

70%

of self-employed women have children under the age of 12.

What Our Members Are Saying

  • For a first time event, I found it well organized. The fact that we were Read More
    For a first time event, I found it well organized. The fact that we were kept up to date and had reminders was super. I look forward to participating in future events.  
Have a deliciously wonderful day.
Patricia Gordon | Sunset Gourmet Patricia Gordon Sunset Gourmet
  • Ladies, I wanted to say a heartfelt congratulations on another well done event. Your passion Read More
    Ladies, I wanted to say a heartfelt congratulations on another well done event. Your passion and skills are demonstrated in every event you do. I was so happy to be part of Josie and Gaby's first Moms Mean Business event. To have so many strong women in the room was so energizing and empowering. I was happy to be part of it, and look forward to many more events to come.
Karyn Beacock | Spiral Into Control Karyn Beacock Spiral into Control
  • I have participated in a couple of events organized by Gabriel Eaton and Josie Walsh Read More
    I have participated in a couple of events organized by Gabriel Eaton and Josie Walsh of Second Wind Communications. Each event has been a great success for my business in developing both new business contacts and customers. In my experience, the Gaby and Josie team organizes events that have a professional, yet with a fun and relaxed feel to them, making any level of entrepreneur feel welcomed and comfortable. I wish both ladies huge success with their business today, tomorrow and everyday. Thanks Gaby and Josie for inviting me along for the wonderful ride on the road to success for Women in Business.
Wanda McCumber | Enchanted Creations Wanda McCumber Enchanted Creations
  • I was asked by Gaby to participate as an exhibitor in the Mom's Mean Business Read More
    I was asked by Gaby to participate as an exhibitor in the Mom's Mean Business Trade Show on June 18th, 2013.  I found the speakers to be knowledgeable yet entertaining and enjoyable to listen to.  The event was very well managed and organized.  I made a lot of contacts whom I look forward to seeing again in the future.   Looking forward to more events put on by Gaby and Josie, what a great team!
Julie Rose | The Money Coach Julie Rose The Money Coach
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Who we Are

WMBlogoWe are a professional network community of entrepreneurs and business leaders based in Kingston, Ontario. We provide resources, support and guidance, building authentic relationships as we inspire, engage and ignite business and personal development.

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Connect With Us

A division of
Second Wind Comms

Contact Us

Gaby Eaton
Executive Director / Event Designer / Publisher
Ph: 613-305-4628
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Josie Walsh
Executive Director / Event Designer / Publisher
Ph: 613-539-2277
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