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2017 Event Series

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  • GWEn Educates

    Join Growing Women Entrepreneurs in and around Niagara for events that connect and build relationships. Throughout 2017, GWEn will present professional development events that’ll give YOU the opportunity to build your business skills and connect with fellow “GWEn-preneurs”.

    We’re happy to have our quarterly Lunch & Learn event series back again,

    this year being held at Coppola’s Ristorante in St. Catharines.

    Mark your calendars for these dates and topics:

    Monday February 27th: Fabulous Finances with support from FirstOntario Credit Union

    Monday May 15: Hack Your Workflow presented by Eva Derrick Photography

    Monday August 21: What Makes You So Special? – setting yourself apart from the competition (more details to follow)

    Monday November 20: Run Your Business Right (more details to follow)

    All Lunch & Learn events are $35, including your lunch item of choice from Coppola’s delicious menu!

    Looking for more in-depth professional development?

    Check out one of this year’s Workshops:

    Monday April 24: Are You LinkedIn?

    Tuesday June 13: No-Nonsense Networking (more details to follow)

    September: Social Media Bootcamp (more details to follow)

    November: Annual Get Your Plan On – preparing you for 2018 (multiple dates to follow)

    All Workshop events are $50, and will be held at a variety of venues. Check the event link or GWEn Calendar for specific details!


    Keep an eye on the GWEn Calendar for other professional development, GWEn Inspires, GWEn Connects and third party events throughout the year!

    GWEn Educates
    GWEn Educates
  • GWEn Inspires

    Join Growing Women Entrepreneurs in and around Niagara for events that inspire you to do more with your business and your life. Throughout 2017, GWEn will present GWEnInspire events that’ll highlight a Niagara Success Story, as well as profile “GWEn-preneurs” who are making waves with online profiles.

    Keep an eye on the GWEn Calendar for other GWEn Educates, GWEn Connects, and third party events throughout the year!

    GWEn Inspires
    GWEn Inspires
  • GWEn Connects

    Join Growing Women Entrepreneurs in and around Niagara for events that connect and build relationships. Throughout 2017, GWEn will present at least one monthly event that’ll give YOU the opportunity to build your networks with fellow “GWEn-preneurs”.

    We’re happy to have our monthly #GWEnGetsSocial Media FREE Drop-in back again,

    where you can come by and work on your social media, chat, and connect to see what others are doing to build their online profiles successfully.

    This year held the fourth Wednesday monthly, 1pm – 4pm, at Edible Options Bakery House in St. Catharines.

    Looking for something different?

    We’re introducing #GWEnCoffeeConnects AND Ladies Night Networking to our 2017 event schedule!

    FREE event, this is an opportunity for the GWEn Community to connect quarterly to discuss business and non-business topics alike, in an open and sharing capacity over a cup of coffee. Venues will be various, so keep an eye on the GWEn Calendar for all the details.

    #GWENCoffeeConnects returns Thursday May 11, 10am-noon, Balzac’s Port Dalhousie (St. Catharines).

    The topic of discussion: “Community + Leadership”. Whether you volunteer at your kid’s school, or with a service organization, on a committee or sit on boards, building a positive profile in the community adds to you, your business and your brand. We’ll be chatting about ways to incorporate what your community passions are effectively to champion what’s important to you (and how it can positively affect your bottom line). Oh yeah, and this also goes for those “freebie” sponsorships you may get asked for all the time too! Come share your opinions and experience with others!


    Networking can be scary. Ever go to those cocktail-style networking events and feel lost? Unsure of how to connect or who to talk to? Change all that by coming out to a Ladies Night Networking event. This FREE event is a chance for you to build new and existing relationships, have some laughs, bevies, nibblies and maybe win a door prize! Help us grow this event to serve you better by bringing a fellow woman entrepreneur! Door prize donations welcome.

    Psst… this isn’t your usual BA5 event… we hold it at 4pm on a Friday!


    GWEn Connects
    GWEn Connects
  • GO BIG Mastermind

    GO BIG with GWEn Mastermind

    Interested in business coaching, but not sure if it’s right for you? Get your feet wet while building relationships with other business owners by applying for the GWEn Mastermind group coaching offer!

    What’s a Mastermind, you ask? It’s a small group of like-minded women entrepreneurs, just like you, facilitated by financial and business advisor Jenn Wallace. In the comfort of a confidential environment, we discuss business challenges, lend advice, experiences and best practices, and help you keep on track to achieve your GO BIG goals for the year. It will consist of:

    • Monthly in-person group meeting (maximum 6 people per group) => 3 hour average meeting time
    • Monthly 1-on-1 calls with Jenn, keeping you on track and providing more in-depth development
    • Monday Motivation direct to your inbox, setting your week up for success
    • Unlimited email access to your coach, Jenn Wallace
    • Private Facebook Group to stay connected to your group
    • S.O.S. Calls (for when you need to tackle an issue immediately)

    Yours for only $749 for 12 months! (a $2400 value!)

    *payment plans available to suit your cashflow needs


    Still not sure if this will bring results for you?

    As a business coach, Jenn is hands on and results-oriented. You’ve got BIG GOALS and she wants to see you achieve them!

    Two months into a GWEn Mastermind… this comment was received from someone struggling to get clients, scared to put herself out there… “Jenn.. I just cannot believe how things are all starting to come together… like this is getting weird. I’m not used to things working out so good!”

    Another Mastermind member was redefining her business and target client so we launched a promo offer along with the new website to fill her sales pipeline and spur action… “I haven’t booked very many of the promo packages, but in the past week since I put out the newsletter, launched the site and sent out the promo, I’ve booked 8 discovery calls / consultations between this week and next week for other projects (so far), and have sent out proposals and estimates totalling over $21,000 for projects that start in March, with a couple of those having ongoing work after the quoted project.  When it rains it pours???”



    Feeling like the Mastermind is too much of a time commitment during your business seasons? We’re listening! We’ve created the Mastermind Lite version JUST FOR YOU! Get all the benefits of group sharing and collaboration, as well as the deep dive one-on-one, but in alternate months! Only a total 2-3 hour time commitment monthly, to level up your business sales or get that new service, product or project off the ground. Perfect for those busy owner-operators!

    Yours for only $500 for 12 months!

    APPLY NOW for the group that best fits your schedule and availability!

    This isn’t a cookie-cutter, go it alone type of plan.

    Jenn’s your Partner In Success every step of the way… “First of all thanks for offering the kind of individualized support that you do, I always feel more confident and brave to pursue the next steps in my business with you by my side. I really appreciate your commitment to following your clients on their journey and I feel cared for.”

    Apply for one of the few spots available! 

    Why an application process? We ensure that you’re unique in the group, to eliminate competition and keep the group diverse in experience and expertise.

    Not into sharing? Need something more focused and intense?

    Ask Jenn about her one-on-one business coaching packages available, or click here for more info.

    GO BIG Mastermind
    GWEn Educates
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The GWEN Story...

After all, we all have one!
Right now in North America more new businesses are being started by women than men...

... they’re lasting longer and seeing greater success! Female entrepreneurs are passionate, ambitious, and we ARE a force to be reckoned with!

Growing Women Entrepreneurs, or GWEn for short, was created by independent financial and business advisor Jennifer Wallace to fill a need she saw in the Greater Niagara Region for professional development geared to women entrepreneurs, solo-preneurs, small business owners, and even those considering self-employment.

GWEn’s mandate is to Educate. Inspire. Connect. This is achieved through event-based professional, personal development and networking opportunities. Events will showcase experts in their fields offering you tips and tactics that you can implement into your business and your life in order to get you closer to your goals.

Since its inception in 2012, GWEn has focussed on an annual conference held in October, however after receiving feedback from the growing GWEn community of supportive female entrepreneurs, more programming and opportunities to connect with others are being introduced in 2016. We look forward to connecting with you, so that we can connect you with others to help and support you in your business!


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