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

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 Dori Staehle

Dori Staehle

Fuquay Varina, NC, United States

2 Sande Southworth

Sande Southworth

Pittsboro, NC, United States

3 Christina Shipman

Christina Shipman

Garner, NC, United States

4 Tara S. Dickherber

Tara S. Dickherber

Saint Charles, MO, United States


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Business & Opportunity Expo Nov 15th 2014 at State Fair Grounds Kerr Scott Building

November 15, 2014 from 10am to 7pm
Business AllainceGET YOUR BUSINESS IN FRONT OF THOUSANDSBook your spot at the Business Expo at the Fair Grounds Investment $150.00 for BANC Members$250.00 for Non-MembersWHEN; Saturday…See More
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Dori Staehle posted an event

One Tribe Fest at Raleigh Fairgrounds

November 8, 2014 from 10am to 7pm
All day event! Loads of healers, speakers, music, and vendors. I’ll be doing a drum circle from 2-3. I’ll have plenty of instruments or you can bring your own. Admission is $5.Event page link: One…See More



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Marketing Doesn't Have to Be Scary

Posted by Dori Staehle on October 25, 2014 at 12:24pm 0 Comments

Do you have a fear of marketing and promotion? For many…


Are You in the Right Place?

Posted by Dori Staehle on October 22, 2014 at 4:46pm 0 Comments

Have you ever taken a job, joined an organization, or…


Tribute to Oscar

Posted by Christina Shipman on October 22, 2014 at 10:38am 0 Comments

Oscar de la Renta’s passing yesterday was a cause for deep reflection. His clothes inspired me and helped me find my style. He didn't simply create designs. He created sculptures that played with womens shapes - enhancing and empowering the…



Posted by Tara S. Dickherber on October 20, 2014 at 9:50am 0 Comments


“A chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link.”  A team is only as strong as it’s weakest player or team member.  This makes sense…


3 Ways to Stick to Your Holiday Budget!

Posted by Elaine F. Bayless on October 13, 2014 at 2:41pm 0 Comments

Ah, money. It’s just a tool, just a random item that we all agree represents value, and yet it carries HUGE emotional weight. What do married couples fight over the most? Sex and money. Why is Black Friday such a huge event? Money. What can ruin…


Word of mouth

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

Posted by Tara S. Dickherber on October 6, 2014 at 9:21am 0 Comments

New client testimonials


Step Up: Time to Spread Your Wings and Fly

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

Are you unsure…


5 Tips for Sending Business Holiday Greeting Cards

Posted by Patricia Hoffman on October 3, 2014 at 12:57pm 0 Comments


We’re getting close to the holiday season, and not only does that mean it’s time to start gift shopping for all of your friends…



Posted by Tara S. Dickherber on September 30, 2014 at 10:27am 0 Comments

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…



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