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

Cocktails and Contacts:  Hosted by the Wilmington, NC Chapter

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Join the Wilmington WPN chapter for another evening of casual networking and fun at The Reel Cafe. Cocktails and appetizers.  Open to members, visitors, guests, spouses, significant others, casual acquaintances, second cousins...anyone with an interest in making connections to grow their business while having a lively evening out.

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

The Reel Cafe,
100 S. Front St, Wilmington NC

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Lunch and Learn Event with the Chapel Hill, NC Chapter

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"LinkedIn for Small Business:  How to Create Your Profile to Attract Leads and Clients You Love...Fast!" with Diana Needham, Marketing Strategist, Online Media Strategist, LinkedIn for Business, Author

Looking for prospects and clients who can actually afford your products and services? Frustrated and confused about how to leverage social media to grow your business?  Way too much time invested for very little (if any) return?  If your ideal client is a professional in any industry, she is on LinkedIn.  Learn how to create your presence on this powerful platform to find, attract, and engage with your VIP leads to grow your business! 

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

City Kitchen, 201 South Estes Drive, University Mall, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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Women’s Power Networking Power Luncheon & Costume Contest -  MO

Thursday, October 30, 2014

 "Listening Your Way to Leadership" with Marilyn Shannon
  Co-Founder of Women's Power Networking

Come join us for lunch, networking and a very special guest speaker all the way from Raleigh, NC!  We will be having a costume contest for Halloween.  Come dressed to win!! 

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (CDT)

Old Spaghetti Factory, 17384 Chesterfield Airport Rd, Chesterfield, MO
(In the Chesterfield Valley)

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WPN Executive Roundtable - NC: “Understanding the Difference Between Fear and Intuition"

Monday, November 3, 2014

At this event, we’ll explore fear, intuition and the difference between these two ideas and experiences.  When is it fear and when is it a message?  When is the fear the right message?   The public is invited to join in a lively, interactive session with Jean Hedges and Marilyn Shannon, founders of Women's Power Networking.  

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)

Tasu Asian Bistro Sushi & Bar
2007 Walnut St
Cary, NC 27518

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Cocktails and Contacts
Hosted by the Jacksonville, NC Chapter

Thursday, November 6, 2014

WPN of Jacksonville, NC invites our circle of friends, coworkers and guests to Spirited Art for networking, light refreshments and an introduction to this artistic venue. We are celebrating our military heritage which makes our town so special as well as the people who make it so. This event is open to men, women, guests and members.

6:00 PM to 8PM (EDT)

Spirited Art, 461 Western Blvd, Suite 118, Jacksonville, North Carolina 28546

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What's Trending?  Explore - Shop - Network
Hosted by the Cary, NC Chapter

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

This high-energy celebration of all things new, innovative and outside-the-box, will feature vendors, a headshot station and two unique presentations about "The Power of Place" and "Generations at Work."   Since craft beer is currently trending and taking over the Triangle, a brewery seemed the perfect location for this event. We are giving away a FREE pint of beer to the first 50 attendees!

We will close with a drum circle led by our very own WPN member, Dori Staehle!  Drums will be provided or bring your own.

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Raleigh Brewing Company,
3709 Neil St, Raleigh, NC 27607

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Most Active Members 

1 Sande Southworth

Sande Southworth

Pittsboro, NC, United States

2 Tara S. Dickherber

Tara S. Dickherber

Saint Charles, MO, United States

3 Patricia Hoffman

Patricia Hoffman

Holly Springs, NC, United States

4 Marion Youngblood

Marion Youngblood

Hillsborough, NC, United States

5 Kari Hagan

Kari Hagan

Holly Springs, NC, United States


Latest Activity

Barb Davidson posted a status
"Focusing on growing year-end commercial clients and getting ready for the holiday gift giving season"
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Aimee McClellan is now a member of Womens Power Networking
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Sande Southworth posted an event

Thirsty Thursday at Durham

October 30, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
You are invited to have a taste of wine and sip some delicious Juice Plus Complete shakes. Complete shakes are 100% natural, plant-based foods that help keep your life in balance by keeping your diet in balance. See More
13 hours ago
WPN Admin posted an event

"What's Trending" - Explore - Shop - Network at Raleigh Brewing Company

November 18, 2014 from 5pm to 9pm
 The members of the WPN, Cary Chapter of Coffee and Contacts are excited to announce that the plans are in place for the November 18th "What's Trending" event at the Raleigh Brewing Company.  The event is free and open to the public from 5 pm -…See More
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Posted by Tara S. Dickherber on October 13, 2014 at 9:28am 1 Comment

As many know I am not a provider for insurance.  Which leads people to wonder how I find clients.  Simple answer…they find me.  Detailed answer?  Some people find me by my profile on…


New testimonials

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Step Up: Time to Spread Your Wings and Fly

Posted by Dori Staehle on October 4, 2014 at 12:08pm 0 Comments

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5 Tips for Sending Business Holiday Greeting Cards

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What do you value in your life?  What do you value about your life?  Where do you spend your time and money?  I’ve said for years, from watching what people do with their time and their money, that there’s a lot of…


The Energy You Bring

Posted by Marion Youngblood on September 24, 2014 at 1:22pm 0 Comments

Sometimes I am shocked by what I see. I am re-reading…


How to Not Stress Over Cortisol

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Cortisol is the “stress…


Love your body

Posted by Tara S. Dickherber on September 22, 2014 at 10:12am 0 Comments

Something that seems to be a challenge for most women, and some men is loving their body.  Or at least being “good with it” versus hating it, critisizing it, and nit picking it.  As a Mom in her 40s I have realized that…



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