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Nonna Pia’s – From Whistler to the Biggest Success in Dragons’ Den History

Whistler, April 26, 2017 – How do you go from being a physiotherapist in Whistler to the biggest success in Dragons’ Den history? This April, Natasha Strim, co-founder of Nonna Pias Gourmet Sauces, will share her fast-growth success story with the Women of Whistler. This event is being held at Nicklaus North Golf Course & Table Nineteen Lakeside Eatery, from 6-8pm on Wednesday, April 26. Tickets start at $40 and can be bought online: Read More


The Science of Health, Happiness and Productivity

Whistler, January 31, 2017 – This February, Women of Whistler Powered by the Whistler Chamber is bringing speaker Catherine Roscoe Barr, BSc Neuroscience and founder of The Life Delicious, to Whistler for an exploration into the science of health, happiness, and productivity. The event is being held at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, from 6-8pm on Wednesday, February 15. Tickets start at $40 and can be bought online: Read More


A Bottle of Her Own

Whistler, November 4, 2016 – Women of Whistler’s next event, A Bottle of Her Own: Exceptional Wines and the Women Who Made Them introduces local women to successful business women in the wine industry.  Joanne Digeso hosts this fascinating look at the real-life stories of women who have made their mark on the world of wine as winemakers, winery owners, and industry trendsetters. Read More


Women of Whistler Presents The Art of Negotiation

Whistler, B.C. December 10, 2015. On Thursday, December 10th at the Nita Lake Lodge. Cynthia Roney will enlighten the Women of Whistler on simple yet effective steps for successful negotiation.  She will discuss the traits of great negotiators, mistakes often made during the negotiation process and will identify your specific negotiation style with a tailored self-assessment tool. Read More


Women of Whistler Presents Breaking Trail

Whistler, BC May 7, 2015 –  On Tuesday, May 19 at the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre three of the corridors brightest minds: Danielle Kristmanson, Maureen “Mo” Douglas and Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden will be taking part in a panel discussing how to carve a meaningful career path in the mountains. The evening goes from 6:30-8pm, nibbles are included, and tickets are available on the Women of Whistler (WOW) website: Read More


Head Up Heart Out

As a busy Whistler Woman, it is always difficult to make time to attend events in all honesty, but when the guest speaker promises to advise how to find personal sustainability it seems counter-productive to not check it out. The result of carving out the two hours for February's WOW event was simply inspiration. From the stunning mountain vista supplied through the Squamish Lil'Wat Centre's windows as a backdrop, to the regional canapés of house made smoked salmon and bannock paired with heart-warming First Nations drumming and singing the scene. Was set for enlightenment when guest speaker Sara Wegwitz of Tailor Made Health took the stage. I admit that with iPhone in hand I continued to deal with my beehive of responsibilities while listening, but a friend's reminder that I needed this got me to focus and alter my emailing to note taking. She asked us to surrender and start choosing our priorities. With your head up and heart out it is difficult to feel down and you present yourself with confidence to shape the world you want. Always keep your eyes on your own road and don't get distracted by the "Facebook version" of other people's lives. She left us with a visual exercise and advice that the first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you're not going to stay where you are. I for one left with new energy to take the next steps in my personal sustainability. Tara Colpitts Committee Member of Women of Whistler

Stepping Up – Uncovering Your True Leadership Potential

View the presentation from the event by clicking here.

The sold-out Women of Whistler event at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler on Tuesday, November 27 was a great way to spend the afternoon.  Each time I attend a WOW event, I am always amazed at the diverse skills of the women attending and their ability to share their support and knowledge, whether they have known you for years or just met you that day.

Featuring guest speaker Dawn McCooey from the Women's Enterprise Centre, the topic of leadership drew a full crowd of local business women (and one brave man).

Dawn spoke about how to become a better leader by uncovering our leadership gifts. She outlined a very interesting framework of leadership: Pride, Passion, Purpose, Performance and Poise.  It all starts with Pride.  Think about your proudest moments, she said. These pride stories are the foundation of our leadership. By tapping into our proudest moments, we can fuel our leadership potential.

Our Pride leads us to our Passion.  Dawn explained that you don't need to find your passion, it’s already in you.  Passion makes everything more interesting.  I think everyone can relate to a small task that seems so very enormous if there is no interest in it.

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