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20170802 - Welcome to the 2017 - 2018 Board

  • President - Alicia Stuart
  • Past President - Brigitte Gingerich
  • Vice President - Leslie Evans
  • Treasurer - Nicole Hacock
  • Secretary - Marie Wolf
  • Special Projects - Joanne Atkins
  • Marketing - Kendra Allen
  • Membership - Paula Anstett
  • Member at Large - Nancy Koebel
  • Social Media - Kristin Werner

Joy Birch

20171130 - Thank You

...Joy Birch of Highview Residences for her informative, heartfelt and helpful discussion on their facilities and the affects of dementia on the individual and their caregivers. @highviewres on twitter

Bronwyn Lazowki, PhD Candidate

20171116 - Thank You

...our guest speaker Bronwyn Lazowki, PhD Candidate, for educating us on Environmental Sustainability and Smart Grid Technology, and helping us to be more energy efficient in our day to day lives.

Congratulations to Alicia Stuart

20171024 - Congratulations to Alicia Stuart

Gord Harris, and the entire team at Harris Law, are thrilled to announce that Alicia Stuart, a lifetime resident of Kitchener-Waterloo, has accepted a new role as a Partner at Harris Law, Personal Injury Lawyers PC. Alicia has been with the firm for over seven years. She maintains a broad personal injury practice including motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, disability and life insurance denials, victim of crime claims and C.P.P. disability denial claims. Alicia is heavily involved in the community in numerous ways, notably as President of the Kitchener-Waterloo Business Women's Association where she engages, promotes, and supports other women involved in their business endeavors around the Region of Waterloo. Congratulations on your professional achievement!

Congratulations to Alicia Stuart

20171026 - Thank You

Thank you to Brenda Halloran, past Waterloo Mayor for her inspiring talk on "Life After Mayor". Great things happen when women support other women! And thank you to our guests who joined us for this special event.

20170601 - Connect - A Classy Networking Affair

Connect - A Classy Networking Affair

Congratulations, we did it. Thanks to all of you for your role in helping make our event a fabulous success! It was a great event for networking with former members as well as many new faces! Thanks for attending!

  • Thank you for inviting guests, bringing guests, visiting and connecting with guests.
  • Thank you for setting up and taking down. helping decorate and any little job you did to help make our overall event a success.
  • Thank you for covering the reception desk, helping with the prizes, sharing how to network.
  • Connect - A Classy Networking Affair
  • Thank you for being professional, energetic and welcoming for our Connect gala.
  • To those who were able to provide prizes for the gift table, thank you for your generosity.

The wonderful thing about a group like ours, is that we give when we can and how we can, and that works out beautifully. With gratitude and appreciation for all of you!
Special Projects

And a HUGE thank you to you too Joanne for keeping us organized and running this event for us! You're awesome!

Happy Retirement to Dr. Sharon Goodyear

20170410 - Congratulations Dr. Sharon Goodyear!

After 25 years in the group we bid a very fond farewell to Dr. Sharon Goodyear, our resident chiropractor. Thank you for all your contributions both professionally and personally to our group. We wish you all the best on the next phase of your life. Happy Retirement!

2016 Christmas Party

20161206 - 2016 Christmas Party

We enjoyed a lovely gathering to celebrate the season and the wonderful friendships in this group.

Check out the photos on FACEBOOK!!

20161110 - Thank you to the Honourable Bardish Chagger

...our MP for Waterloo... Minister for Small Business and Tourism... AND the first female Government House Leader for speaking to us on November 10, 2016.

Honourable Bardish Chagger

She was amazing and insightful on how this government is trying to change things in a tech world and bring the country together.

20160918 - Thank you to Daiene Vernile

Daiene Vernile

...for her empowering speech on women taking leadership roles in their lives on September 8, 2016.

2016 - Congratulations!

Joanne Atkins, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management and Shirley Lichti, Marketing Magic

20140911 - Joanne Atkins, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management and Shirley Lichti

Joanne Atkins, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management and Shirley Lichti, Marketing MagicMarketing Magic interviewed in Exchange Magazine about the Women Empowering Women - Tools for Success event held on September 11, 2014.

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  • January 18, 2018
    Business Meeting. No guests please
  • January 25, 2018
    Karl Allen-Muncey, Digital Kitchener Innovation Lab
  • February 1, 2018
    Kristen Moore, New Member Talk
  • January 11, 2018
    Table Topic Questions + Board Meeting

NOTE for Regular Thursday Meetings:
Holiday Inn, Fairway Road, Kitchener (Map)

For over 30 years I have enjoyed the camaraderie of all of the women in the KWBWA. They are a dynamic, wonderful group of women.

Elizabeth Uffelman-Wing
Ontario Seed