Member News and Happenings – 3/17

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March 2017


Amy Parker of Parker House Designs is now a RESA Approved Instructor for the “Staging to Sell: What Every Agent Should Know” Continuing Education Class. This course is good for 3 credit hours for all NH realtors and she will be scheduling presentations throughout the state shortly. If anyone would like to schedule a class for their real estate office, contact Amy at or call (603) 493-2918. RESA is the Real Estate Staging Association.

Winning Swimming’s Head Coach Carolanne Caron has announced the opening of Winning Swimming University – an online learning center for improving your swim and learning more about water safety.  Many athletes have come to Coach Caron and wanted to work with her but have been unable to travel to the swim lab in Merrimack, NH so she came up with Winning Swimming University as a way for anyone, anywhere to improve their swimming.  The premiere course “Improve your Freestyle” has 6 modules covering breathing, eliminating drag, recovery arms, kicking, pull arms, and miscellaneous topics.  There are four levels of service to choose from with prices ranging from $20.00 to $1,300.00 with a level to meet every need.  To learn more, visit or email

Candice Benson of Benson Consulting is also the Regional Director for the Women in Tech International. She has announced a panel discussion entitled Innovation in the Medical Device Industry scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at AutoDesk in Boston, MA.  Thousands of medical devices companies in the U.S. are continually working on innovations to drive the industry forward. These new advancements surely mean exciting times are ahead. Join WITI Boston and get an inside look through this panel of medical device professionals to discuss their viewpoints on the industry today, future trends and innovation, challenges and opportunities for growth and career opportunities. Visit their website HERE for details.

The 2nd Annual Tech Women Luncheon will be Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, NH from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be Boston Marathon Bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia and several prestigious awards will be presented. Get full details through the NH High Tech Council HERE.

Lisa Stockwell, owner of Its Your Journey, invites you to her Woman’s Creative Soul Retreat being held at the White Mountain Hotel in North Conway, NH on April 22 and 23, 2017. This retreat focuses on the inner journey and supports creative expression in an accepting, non-judgmental and playful environment. No art experience necessary. Come discover your inner soul messages and transform those messages into your own personal compass. Contact Lisa Stockwell at or (603) 496-7093.

Heidi Lewis is a new member of Women Inspiring Women and is looking for employment in the Manchester, Concord, or Keene area. She is currently working full time but needs a change. She has a versatile set of skills including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, database management, website management and various general office and administrative tasks. She is enthusiastic, detail oriented and a quick learner. For more information or a copy of her resume, please contact Heidi at

Wendi Giuliano of Polka Dot Powerhouse invites you to their 1st Birthday Party on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Lenzi’s at 810 Merrimack Avenue in Dracut, MA. There will be shopping socializing and FUN. Admission is free for members and guests and light appetizers will be served. Come help them celebrate their 1st year in Massachusetts with 100+ members. Also, mark your calendar for April 29, 2017 for the Polka Dot Powerhouse Sisterhood Summit Tour with 5 featured speakers being held at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston in Billerica, MA. Contact Wendi at (978) 394-3675 or at Their website is HERE.

Lani Voivod and her amazing co-founders invite you to the Live in Love Retreat, a one-of-a-kind weekend experience to relax, recharge, heal, laugh, learn, grow, and connect with friends old and new! It is on June 2-4, 2017 on the beautiful Sandy Island, right in the heart of Lake Winnipesaukee.  This is a retreat setting unlike any other; this safe container allows for magical exploration, connection and liberation from old, hard concepts that no longer provide the strength needed in our foundation. Open to the possibility of accessing empowered guidance from within. We can do this together, in love, acceptance, non-judgment and deep relaxation surrounded by the absolute beauty of the natural world. For more information, visit their website HERE.

Amy McCann and Jen May invite you to their Stress Free Awakening Retreat at the Coppertoppe Inn & Retreat Center in Hebron, NH (owned by WIW member Sheila Oranch) from May 5-7, 2017. This isn’t a weekend offering temporary pampering (although you’ll feel plenty pampered!), just so stress can return the minute you get in your car to return home. You’re guaranteed to return home having learned something new about yourself, and forever armed with tools that will help you face your daily struggles & challenges. They will help you graduate to the next level in self-care to improve your personal and professional relationships. Other speakers include WIW Founder Leslie Sturgeon, Dr. Sharon Livingston and Filomena Day. Visit for more details.

Our Boston Business Women friends invite the WIW community to their Be Bold Conference on May 17, 2017 in Boston (HERE for details). They are even gifting us with a 10% discount on tickets. Register HERE and use ‘womeninspiring10’ for the discount. It is sure to be a great day!

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