November 21, 2023

Women Mean Business Network February 2023 Updates!

We are thrilled to announce that our next featured speaker is Dr. Wanda Costen, Dean, Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston.

Do it Anyway ! Building resilience to overcome inner insecurities

In this webinar, Dr. Costen (Dean of the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University) will share strategies for quieting our inner critic, and building our self-efficacy to pursue opportunities and try new things.
You’ll learn how not stepping out of your comfort zone can lead to complacency, and how complacency can lead to failure.
Dr. Costen will also discuss practices to help inspire us to embrace our False Expectations Appearing Real (FEAR).

Dr. Wanda Costen became Dean of Smith School of Business in July 2021. A collaborator at heart, she brings a combination of academic experience, as well as private and public sector management.

Dr. Costen, is a champion of inclusiveness in business, and works with community, business leaders, and university stakeholders to ensure business research and teaching is training emerging leaders to thrive within the changing expectations of society.

 With a Ph.D., MBA and BSc, she has done research and partnered with organizations on managing diversity, inequality in organizations, women and leadership, and strategic human resources.

Dr. Costen sits on the boards of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, as well as the Business Schools Association of Canada(BSAC).



Women Mean Business Professional Network of Eastern Ontario warmly welcomes:

 Denyse Dorr, Financial Adviser / Edward Jones

Located: 4501 Bath Road Suite#1 Amherstview, ON  K7N  1A6

Phone: 613-634-8081


And we also warmly welcome back Claudette Cain Coulas, author of " Ladies Take Your Place"

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Meet Some of The Dynamic Community of Women Mean Business Network

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Shari Hughson's Kick Off Presentation on January 25th -  if you missed it, here’s the recording:

Thank you again to keynote speaker, Shari Hughson, Presentation Sponsor, Okwrite Co., and CocoFrutti for the $25.00 gift card!  


High Tea for Equity Fashion Show Fundraiser - International Women's Day

March 5th 2023

Mar 5th at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Italo-Canadian Club of Kingston, Address: 1174 Italia Ln, Kingston, ON K7L 4V3, Canada

Join us on Sunday, March 5th from 1-4pm for this year's International Women's Day: 'High Tea for Equity' Fashion Show Fundraiser. This year's event will feature a fashion show, keynote speaker, door prizes and award program. Buy tickets now! REGISTER HERE


CONGRATULATIONS to Lauren Kaufmann - of Kaufmann Photography and her move into her stylish new studio at the Woolen Mill in Kingston

Upcoming Charity Event: Love Yourself, Beauty Within

Hosted by Cher-Mere Day Spa and Kaufmann Photography

FEBRUARY 25th / Join The Studio by Kaufmann Photography - 4 Cataraqui Street (Woolen Mill) for a day of pampering, glamour and networking. In support of Afro-Caribe Community Foundation of Kingston


StrikeUP Digital Conference for Women Entrepreneurs

March 2, 2023, 10am to 3pm / Co-presented by The Scotiabank Women Initiative and Export Development Canada, StrikeUP 2023will reflect the diversity and ambition of Canada’s women entrepreneurs with a program focused on growth, funding, digital adoption, global exporting and more.

 This FREE online event takes place from 10 a.m. – 3p.m. and includes keynote addresses by leading Canadian women entrepreneurs, workshops and panels and incredible networking opportunities.

 Register now for this free event at



Welcome to Ignite Digital — A Canada-wide initiative to support women and underserved entrepreneurs to boost their digital game and grow their businesses!

Throughout February and March, we're teaming up with the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) and incredible Partners to offer a series of free events that will help entrepreneurs across Canada gain digital insights and skills and discover how CDAP can help them access grants, advisory support, financial and talent opportunities, and more.


START UP CANADA Wide Tour 2023

5 Cities. Coast to Coast. Startup Canada Tour connects early stage entrepreneurs across Canada with ecosystem support organizations and industry experts to help build out their networks, learn practical skills, and drive their businesses forward.


Planning An Inclusive Event

Photo: Sunita Gupta
Welcome Everyone! Embedding Inclusivity Within Event Planning

Article by Sunita Gupta


Experts Predict 2023 Will Be the Year of ‘Quiet Hiring’—Here’s What to Expect

What is quiet hiring?

Quiet hiring is the No. 1 most anticipated 2023 trend in the future of work, according to IT research and consulting company Gartner. They explain this frugal and strategic trend in three main components:

  • Keep headcount the same while focusing current talent to address highest priority items
  • Stretching and upskilling” current employees’ abilities
  • Using alternative approaches, “such as leveraging alumni networks and gig workers,” for specific talent on an as-needed basis

By Success Magazine; Alex Frost

Kingston Restaurant to Help Female Entrepreneurs

photo and article from Global News

The industrial kitchen at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour is now used to help women who want to start a business in the food industry.

After the once-bustling harbour restaurant closed in 2021, the city decided to re-purpose the space. Article by John Lawless of Global News


25 Things to Do in Kingston - in February

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Stay tuned for a Special Edition of Career Pathways - Salute to Women in Technology, Trades, and Manufacturing Magazine

Stay tuned! The new digital issue will be featured in our March newsletter.

Your Health & Lifestyle

Mental Wellness Resource

Mental Health First Aid

Learn how to engage with your coworkers experiencing a decline in wellbeing or crisis.


6 healthy brain food snacks

A registered dietitian shares snacks that nourish and protect the brain.

Shared by Loretta Wieting, Financial Advisor for Sunlife Financial


Woman on the Move Online Store is Closed

Please note our online store, featuring fashion, accessories and more from Canadian artist designers, was closed down Dec. 19, 2022.

We thank all our customers and our very talented artists that become part of the Woman on the Move online store when we launched in 2020.  

Real Estate Trends in 2023

Thank you to Diane Giberson of Sutton Group Masters Realty for sharing " Real Estate Trends in 2023"

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