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Member News and Happenings

March 2016


Candice Benson of Benson Consulting and a member of the New Hampshire High Tech Council’s TechWomen has announced their first ever TechWomen / TechGirls annual luncheon and networking event. This will take place on Wednesday, April 6th from 11:30 to 2:00 at LaBelle Winery in Amherst. Full details and registration are available on their website HERE.

Many of you may remember Claire from her colorful flower displays of Unique Gift Blooms at WIW events. Claire just recently signed on to a part-time position with New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors (NHGSA) with her good friend Kelly Bryer. NHGSA is an award-winning non-profit organization that has certified more than 1500 volunteers and employees who staff visitor centers around New Hampshire, including state welcome centers and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. These guest service volunteers are NH’s visitor information specialists.

NHGSA is hosting three guest service certification programs this spring – and Claire would love to see some WIW faces in the upcoming classes! GSA training is well-suited for people who enjoy sharing their passion for New Hampshire with others, want to learn more about the state, and can volunteer a few hours each month. To find out more about NHGSA and upcoming classes, visit or email Claire –

Ingrid Dinter, owner of Healing Now and accredited EFT Certification Trainer is announcing her upcoming 3 day EFT-Emotional Freedom Techniques Certification Retreat in Concord, NH.  This retreat is valuable for you if you feel that you are still struggling with old memories that are causing limiting beliefs or physical stress symptoms for you.

EFT is a highly effective form of tapping acupressure which energetically releases your negative reactions to those events and memories without lengthy therapy and processing. In this 3 day workshop, Ingrid will teach, mentor and support you in how to use EFT the right way, how to know what exactly is holding you back and how to address and release those issues in a painless, comfortable way. Some of the demonstrations will include: Releasing food cravings (feel free to bring any foods you crave), releasing physical stress, releasing seasonal allergies and releasing mental/emotional blocks to success. It is taking place from April 8th to April 10th at the Residence Inn in Concord from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuition is $499.  Included: an extensive workbook binder, great snacks and chocolates, hours of hands on tapping, healing and transformation Exclusive for WIW members: Bring a friend and receive $50 off your tuition! To register, go to To learn more about EFT, go to, or contact Ingrid directly at (603) 746-1087. Ingrid has been practicing EFT for over fourteen years. This is her tenth year of training others, and still her favorite course to teach. She is well known in her field for her work with Veterans, and the research studies, articles and co-authored about this topic. Ingrid is registered with the New Hampshire Board for Mental Health practice as a roistered, alternative provider (the board has no oversight over her practice).

Barbara-Ann Yates will be presenting “Insights into Personal Power in the Workplace” at the Center for Women and Enterprise on March 31st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Learn insights in this interactive seminar that will help take you to step into your confidence and power, and achieve career success.

The seminar will cover key insights on how to:

  • Drop your negative thinking, Step Up, & Stand Out: Learn the secret to knowing owning and promoting your worth!
  • Rev your engines: Your confidence will sky rocket when you discover insights on how to set boundaries and move from the ‘give-it-to’ to the ‘go to’ person!
  • Learn Tools to Promote Your Worth: Gain insights on how to communicate effectively to get what you want, need and deserve!
  • Discover the tactical and practical tools to guide you through the corporate chess game and build powerful relationships that support your career!

To learn more about this presentation and the CWE, visit their website at

Carolanne Caron of Winning Swimming LLC has been appointed as the official swim coach of the Capital Multisport Rogues.  The Rogues are a multisport club based in the Concord, NH area and catering to athletes all across New Hampshire.  Coach Caron is looking forward to providing the team with an outlet for swim improvement as well as structured open water swim sessions.  Winning Swimming will also be the sponsor of the Tri-Mania Boston Team Challenge Swim Competition at Boston University in Boston, Mass. on March 19, 2016.  Coach Caron is excited to see everyone on the expo floor and at the pool! To learn more about Carolanne and Winning Swimming, visit her website at

Carol Phillips of Health Design recently did a book signing at Barnes & Noble for her multiple award-winning book, 52 Simple Ways to Health. She will be doing another one in the spring and you can keep apprised of her schedule on her website at

Great things are happening for Kathryn Costa. She has recently launched her new website (HERE) and YouTube channel (HERE). Kathryn’s book, “The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint and Color Expressive Mandala Art” is now available for pre-order on Amazon.


These ladies and several others have teamed up again this year for the 3rd Annual Live in Love Retreat taking place on beautiful Sandy Island on Lake Winnipesaukee from June 3rd to June 5th. Whether you’re looking for a soul sanctuary, a place to play with dear friends, or just some high-quality “ME Time,” you’ll find your bliss at this ultra-affordable getaway. Visit their website to learn more and to register –

Rachel Merrill joined Toastmasters and also started taking songwriting classes at Strings ‘n Things in Concord.  She is working on her songwriting skills and hoping to join a band soon. Toastmasters will boost her speech skills and on stage confidence. In addition, Rachel is greatly enjoying sharing vegan, nontoxic, five minute cosmetics with other WIW members (info HERE).  She is ramping up for a Boobover at her house on March 25th, and you’re invited!  What is a Boobover you may ask?  She is partnering with WIW member Ann Cummings to offer custom bra fittings and five minute makeovers at her house.  Text or call Rachel at 603-345-1357 for more info.




  1. Lani Voivod *A-Ha!* (@LaniVoivod) says:

    Thank you for including a blurb about our Live in Love Retreat in your “Member News and Happenings” section here, Leslie! You’re the best! We’re very excited for our magical weekend getaway this year, and hope many lovely ladies from Women Inspiring Women can join us for transformational workshops, yoga, delicious food, lakeside cabins, campfire singalongs, meditation, exploration, growing, laughing, learning, and FUN. 🙂

    It’s all happening on Lake Winnipesaukee’s Sandy Island, June 3-5, 2016. Anyone who’s interested can learn more and register here:

    Thank you again!! xoxo

    • Leslie Sturgeon says:

      It was my pleasure. I love and adore you Live in Love Retreat ladies so it was the least I could do!

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