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...]

Member News and Happenings

March 2016   CANDICE BENSON 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. CLAIRE MOORHEAD Many of you may remember Claire from … [Read more...]

Member News and Happenings

  February 2016 MARGARET ANN INNIS Margaret Ann Innis of Decorate to Sell has announced her upcoming Home Staging: The Basics and Business Class at Northern Essex Community College in North Andover, MA beginning March 1st. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. until April 12th. Learn to use existing furniture, basic staging & interior decor principles to stage a home for sale.  You’ll also explore pricing, business … [Read more...]

Why I Hate New Year’s Resolutions

Why I Hate New Year’s Resolutions By Leslie Sturgeon, WIW Founder I refuse to make New Year’s resolutions. I can’t explain why I have such an aversion to them, but I just do. Maybe because it seems like a negative or a bad habit that I need to overcome. I also try to tune out the mid-winter focus on “why you haven’t kept your New Year’s resolutions.” Again, that seems so negative as if we all fail after a month or two. For me January is the … [Read more...]

Member Spotlight on Debbie Bolduc

Debbie Bolduc is a long-time member of WIW and we are honored to have her in our group.  It gives us great pleasure to introduce you to this remarkable woman . . . Recently we had a little girl talk with Debbie and this is what she said: What do you do for a living? I am the President and Creative Thinker behind BizBuzz Marketing Partners - I am a marketing strategist and off-site marketing director for small to mid-sized … [Read more...]

Why Women Inspiring Women?

A Note From Leslie Sturgeon, WIW Founder I am the woman I am today because of the other women I met along my journey! Plain and simple truth. As a young 22-year-old entrepreneur, I knew that in order to succeed I needed to learn from those who blazed a trail before me, not just from my parents who were life-long business owners. It was 1989 when I started my first service business and in the small community of the Lakes Region there were … [Read more...]