Mission Statement

Women’s Power Networking is dedicated to enabling professional women to achieve their highest potential by fostering a stimulating environment where they can form relationships, build alliances, share knowledge and provide support to one another. WPN celebrates the concept of womanhood and its outpouring of compassion, goodwill and encouragement.

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Women’s Power Networking Launches First Virtual Chapter on Zoom Meeting Platform

Inspired by the June International Women’s Forum in Salt Lake City, co-founder of Women’s Power Networking Marilyn Shannon with members Autonnette McLaughlin and Heidi Mazur set about finding a way for women to network virtually.

Raleigh, NC: With the growth of women in business combined with the massive use of technology,the atmosphere is perfect for ...

WPN Upcoming Events


WPN Cocktails and Contacts - NC

Tuesday - August 26, 2014
Hosted by the Preston, NC Chapter

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (EST)

Triangle Wine Company  3735 Davis Drive,  Ste 113
Morrisville, NC 27560  (919) 462-1912 

Come out to enjoy a night of fun and networking with your Preston Chapter friends.  Men and women are invited to attend.  Craft beers and wines on the patio, tasting room and more!

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WPN Power Lunch - MO 

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Chesterfield, MO

“Connections-Connected” with Karen Hoffmann, Business Dream Champion

Do you attend many networking events but are not making quality connections?  Or perhaps you are making connections but have trouble staying connected?  This Power Luncheon Success Series is For You!   Come Join Us For Lunch, Networking & A Powerful Guest Speaker!

Author, speaker, coach and consultant, making authentic and strategic connections is part of Karen Hoffman’s DNA.  In June 2011, the St. Louis Small Business Monthly listed Karen Hoffmann as one of 100 people to know for business success in St. Louis, MO.  Among her many accomplishments, she has received The St. Louis Regional Commerce & Growth Association “Pacesetter Award” for helping small business; The Small Business Administration as the Home Based Business Champion; recognized by eWomen Network with their international “Business Matchmaker of the Year” award and by Zonta for helping women. 

11:30 AM (CDT)

Old Spaghetti Factory

17384 Chesterfield Airport Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63005

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WPN Executive Roundtable - NC 

Monday, September 8, 2014

“When to be Aggressive or Assertive in Business and What is the Difference?”  with Marilyn Shannon, Co-Founder of Women’s Power Networking

Marilyn Shannon is the founder of Dialogue, Inc., her highly regarded private coaching practice dedicated to helping people explore and expand on every facet of their lives and guiding them to new levels of creativity, intellectual vitality, emotional well being, and personal freedom. Marilyn is also the host of her Internet TV show, Breaking Free. Marilyn is also the co-founder of Women's Power Networking, the North Carolina based national women’s business organization with over 300 active members.

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (EDT)

Rey’s Restaurant
1130 Buck Jones Road
Raleigh, NC 27606

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WPN Cocktails and Contacts – NC

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Hosted by the North Raleigh, NC Chapter

Enjoy a cocktail and appetizer as you board the "Cruise" to Women’s Power  NetworkingParadise Networking Party.  Fill up your passport and get entered into a drawing for a basket full of goodies!  Power networking at it's finest. The general public is welcome to visit our Cocktails & Contacts and discover the benefits of casual networking Members, Guests, Spouses, Friends and the General Public are invited to join us for a wonderful evening of networking.


6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (EDT)


Carolina Ale House at Brier Creek, 7981 Skyland Ridge Parkway
Raleigh, NC  27617

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WPN Power Lunch - NC

Friday, September 12, 2014

"Discover Clout: What's in  your pocketbook? What women can do to get beyond today's debt sales pitches"

Featuring:  Elaine Marshall, NC Secretary of State

The speech will discuss not getting trapped in debt combined with the idea that when women buy from women-friendly businesses everyone, especially women, win.

In 1996, Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall became the first woman ever elected to a statewide, executive branch office in North Carolina.  Originally a member of the NC State Senate before rising to statewide office, Secretary Marshall has been very active in many civic groups in the areas of child welfare, women's issues, and agriculture and small town economic development.  Since becoming Secretary of State, she has received numerous academic, state and national awards for leadership in technology, government innovation, and women's leadership. 

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Coquette Brasserie,  4351 The Circle at North Hills, Raleigh -  27609

$30 includes admission, lunch, beverage, tax and tip.  $40 at the door.

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WPN Power Lunch - NC  

Friday, October 10, 2014

“How Tourism Affects the Economy” with Lynn Minges, President and CEO of the NC Restaurant and Lodging Association

For more than 20 years, Lynn has been a passionate champion of the North Carolina travel and hospitality industry and has distinguished herself as a proven leader with strategic and operational experience. She is widely respected throughout the tourism community for her accomplishments in marketing, public relations, communications, partnership development, and advocacy.  Join us for a fresh look at one of North Carolina’s top industries.

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

Midtown Grille, 4421-115 Six Forks Road
North Hills Shopping
Raleigh, NC 27609

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Most Active Members 

1 Dori Staehle

Dori Staehle

Fuquay Varina, NC, United States

2 Tara S. Dickherber

Tara S. Dickherber

Saint Charles, MO, United States

3 Sarah Deasy

Sarah Deasy

Raleigh, NC, United States

4 Eileen Batson: Marketing & PR

Eileen Batson: Marketing & PR

Raleigh, NC, United States

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Raleigh North Chapter - Raleigh, NC

Wednesday Weekly Meetings:9:00am 9:15am Networking9:15am - 10:15am MeetingSassool Cafe (formerly called Neomonde's Cafe) is located at the Strickland and Six Forks Intersection, in the shopping plaza with Chang's Martial Arts, Lowes Foods, and Kerr…See More
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Come Join Us for WPN Downtown Raleigh Chapter Visitor's Day! at Village Deli & Grill (in Cameron Village)

September 9, 2014 from 8:45am to 10am
Come join an amazing and growing WPN group located conveniently in the heart of downtown Raleigh!RSVP here and invite other business women to join! We want to make sure we have breakfast and coffee for everyone!8:45 - 9:00am - Refreshments and…See More
Eileen Batson: Marketing & PR posted an event

"Selling a Service Without Selling Your Soul" at Coffee and Contacts Crabtree Thursday at Panera Bread Crabtree Mall near Macy's

August 21, 2014 from 9am to 10:15am
See you Thursday at Panera Bread 9am for "Selling a Service Without Selling Your Soul" a talk by Heidi Beaudoin. Be sure to RSVP on …See More



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