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When Jennifer Gaskell and I set out to establish the Durham Women’s Network in March of 2019, we had no idea that it would have grown to group of nearly 5,000 diverse women of all ages and backgrounds.

Since that time, we have hosted in person meet-ups, a day long retreat, DWN Chats, and a new podcast. 

 Earlier this year, we launched a brand new, exclusive group for women in our network that were looking for a way to engage in a more meaningful way. After all, networking is really about caring about others, and looking out for one another and finding opportunities to help elevate each other’s lives. 

When I meet people, I’m always thinking about how I can help connect, elevate and celebrate the people I meet. That brings me such joy. Especially when I know that the connections I have initiated have actually helped CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES.

As a way to celebrate International Women’s Day today, Jennifer and I thought we would highlight the women in our first XWN cohort:

  • Celina Caesar-Chavannes
  • Laura Ricketts
  • Elise Hawley
  • Susanne Gagnon
  • Lori Speed
  • Denise Coughlin Babin
  • Kristi Honey
  • Linda McFarlane
  • Danielle Edwards
  • Linda Flynn
  • Brooke Pollard
  • Cathie Ellis
  • Theresa Ommert
  • Jennifer Gallienne
  • Patty Bowman Kingsley
  • Kristi Newman
  • Julia Offi
  • Ann Barker
  • Karen Anne Large
  • Pauline Thomas
  • Jennifer Jessop

Congratulations to this incredible group of women who are truly committed to supporting one another and always looking for ways to learn, connect with others, and support and elevate each other in the world.

I’d also like to welcome our newest XWN member, Jody Larmer. She has worked as a personal trainer and holistic nutritionist and consultant in Durham for the past 20 years. Jody has continued her education in self-esteem coaching to help women with their journey to feel amazing about themselves inside and out. Jody started a program a program called “Get Your Sexy Back” for women who have lost themselves for a myriad of reasons.

Does this make you think of Justin Timberlake’s song? 

If any of this resonates with you, you can connect with Jody at  jodybodyboomer@gmail.com.

Last, I’d like to congratulate Janice Coupland on the launch of her brand new business, KrishLynn Designs. I had the opportunity to visit Janice’s new store in Oshawa this past week and it’s absolutely beautiful!

 

 

Janice Coupland of Krishlynn Designs
Janice Coupland

Special thanks to Janice at Krishlynn Designs for sponsoring this week’s newsletter.

For more information about being featured in the XWN women in business series, contact us. Email us at admin@durhamwomensnetwork.com and we will hook you up!