Some Funny Things Happened on the Way To Being 50

Some Funny Things Happened on the Way to Being 50 . . . Life Lessons and Random Crap I Learned in My Half Century! By Leslie Sturgeon, Women Inspiring Women Founder   This is a 2 part blog series - stay tuned for the final next week! Christmas Eve was a big day . . . not only because Santa and his reindeer were preparing for all their deliveries but yours truly turned the big Five-Oh! Admittedly I found turning 30 really difficult, … [Read more...]

A Message From the Heart

  I'm not going to lie . . . this year kicked my butt in a big way. It started out on a high note with lofty goals and a road map to elevate Women Inspiring Women. Then bam - I needed surgery to remove my gallbladder. There were changes in my personal life with a relationship shake up (it’s all good now). And the biggest heartache of them all - my beloved Mom, my best friend and my rock, lost her battle with lung cancer somewhat … [Read more...]

Speaking of Speakers . . .

Speaking of Speakers . . . Recently, a few of you have inquired as to how the decision is made on who will be speaking at the NH Conference for Women each year, and how topics are chosen. Here are some insights: First and foremost, I listen to YOU, my beloved “Pink Posse.”  Every year, after each conference, I ask for feedback about what topics are important to you women, and how to raise the bar on the conference.  Thankfully, you are not … [Read more...]

Member News and Happenings – 9/16

September 2016   BETH REDDY, D.C. Beth Reddy DC  has opened her new Chiropractic Practice,  Reddy  Chiropractic,  in Hampton , NH.  Their focus is on the family, and they specialize in prenatal, infant, and child care. They aim to clearly identify for you whether your spine is normal and functioning at its best, or whether your spine’s structure and function is compromised by a neurostructural shift. To learn more about Dr. Reddy, visit … [Read more...]

Member News and Happenings – 6/16

June 2016 CAROLANNE CARON Carolanne Caron announces the second edition of Water Safety with Swimmy and release of Swimmy's Water Safety Coloring Book - a fun way for children to learn to be safer around the water. Featuring full-color illustrations, “Water Safety with Swimmy: 10 Water Safety Rules Everyone Should Follow” (published by LifeRich Publishing) teaches young swimmers about water safety rules they should follow while they are near … [Read more...]

Saying Goodbye . . .

Saying Goodbye . . . By Leslie Sturgeon   On May 6th, my life forever changed. My Mom, Dianne Davis, passed away somewhat unexpectedly. Many of you got to know my Mom over the years when she was much more active in Women Inspiring Women. Cancer took a toll on her the last few years and she wasn’t able to come to many events but she was instrumental in helping me launch the organization. She believed in me when others didn’t … [Read more...]

Does Networking Make You Sick To Your Stomach?

Do you hear the word “networking” and the hairs on your neck stand up or you run to the bathroom to toss your lunch? I used to be the same way and now I lead an organization that grew as a result of networking and involves networking as part of its programming. In the weeks ahead, I will focus on strategies, ideas, etc., but for today I want to share some random thoughts on the topic. CHANGE YOUR MINDSET Stop thinking about networking as a … [Read more...]

Member News & Happenings – 4/16

April 2016   DEBBIE KARDASESKI Debbie Kardaseski, owner of Debbie K Graphics, is finally beginning to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a “starving artist”! Well, hopefully not exactly starving — but it may be a good opportunity to lose some weight! This past year has seen some major changes in Debbie’s life. After a long and heroic battle against cancer, her Dad passed away on July 1, 2015. To every cloud there is a silver lining … [Read more...]

I Hid Under Tables

By Leslie Sturgeon, WIW Founder   It was the 1970’s. It was a simple time with good music, groovy clothing, tight-knit families and shag carpet. It was also the time period in which I hid under the kitchen table or could be found clinging to my mother because of overwhelming shyness. Yup, the person you see today was painfully shy. Hard to believe I could go from full-blown social anxiety to speaking in front of 600 people and … [Read more...]

Member Spotlight on Michelle Wilson

  Michelle Wilson has been in our WIW community for many years. In fact, she has even started bringing her daughter Maddie to events as well!  It gives us great pleasure to introduce you to this remarkable woman . . . Recently we had a little girl talk with Michelle and this is what she said: What do you do for a living? I’m passionate about sharing what I’ve learned from my own struggles! After 20 years in the psychology field, I am … [Read more...]