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January 13, 2020: CWB launches new Coffee Talk program

After a successful pilot in November 2019, the Centre for Women in Business has launched a new online networking opportunity for rural women in business. Coffee Talk is a monthly program, designed to connect women in business across Nova Scotia with each other, encourage collaborations, and improve business skills through sharing. 

Learn more about Coffee Talk. 

January 7, 2020: CWB team welcomes new communications assistant

We are excited to announce that Sarah Greening has joined the CWB team as our communications assistant for the winter semester. Sarah is a third-year Bachelor of Public Relations student from Mount Saint Vincent University. Sarah is originally from Newfoundland and enjoys reading, writing, travelling, and volunteering at her local SPCA. Over the next four months, Sarah is looking forward to meeting our CWB community and sharing their stories of perseverance and success. 

Please join us in extending a warm welcome! 


January 6, 2020: CWB team welcomes Denise Williams as NS Project Coordinator for the Atlantic Canada Women in Business Growth Partnership

We are pleased to announce that Denise Williams is joining the CWB team as  the Nova Scotia Project Coordinator for the Atlantic Canada Women in Business Growth Partnership Program. In July, Minister Jordan announced two Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Investments in Atlantic Canada, of which this project was one. Denise will work with women entrepreneurs in trades, technology and STEM related fields, as well as Indigenous women, new immigrants, women with disabilities and women in rural areas that are starting businesses.

Denise has worked as an independent consultant and educator for over 25 years. She has worked with local, national and international companies and diverse industries, helping them identify plans to successfully grow their businesses. Denise is a strong advocate for finding ways to incorporate technology and innovation into business growth, and believes that the opportunities for women today are endless with increasing globalization and export development. Read more about Denise. 

Denise can be reached at 902.237.7715 or 

January 6, 2020: shiftED Academy wins national Learner Impact Award

Congratulations to Tisha Parker Kemp with shiftED Academy who was recently awarded a national "Learner Impact" Award of Excellence from the Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL). Learn more about the Presentation Booster Program (another cohort begins in January). 

Tisha is also facilitating our upcoming Essential Presentation Skills certificate training program beginning January 17, 2020. 


December 16, 2019: Wishing Donna Casey a happy retirement

Time after time, our monthly networking breakfasts are praised as a member favourite. The Centre for Women in Business is fortunate to have a dedicated sponsor in TD bank to continue making this event a reality. Over the past five years, we have had a pleasure of having Donna Casey, a small business advisor, as our TD liaison. Donna has participated in countless breakfasts and supported countless members. 

"Donna has been such a wonderful support for our women business owners. She gets right in there at the table discussions and shares her knowledge of small business management. We will miss her positivity and humour, and wish her all the best in her retirement," says CWB business advisor, Nora Perry. 

While it is bittersweet, after 30 years at her branch Donna is well deserving of retirement. However, we are hoping that this won't be the last we see of her! As a thank you for her commitment to our organization and to supporting women in business, Donna has been gifted a CWB lifetime membership. 

Thank you, Donna!


December 8: vLife app now live

vLife, by CWB member Melanie Little, is now live. vLife is an online marketplace, featuring small independent goods and service providers exclusivelyThe marketplace currently focuses on HRM, with plans to roll out into other Nova Scotia communities in the future. Congratulations on your launch, Melanie! We are #CWBproud of you. 

Visit vLife now. 

December 3: CWB team welcomes new membership coordinator

The Centre for Women in Business is pleased to announce that Colleen Ritchie has joined our team as Membership and Events Coordinator. Colleen joins us with nearing a decade of experience supporting entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurial experience herself. Read more about Colleen

Colleen can be reached at 902.457.6271 or


December 2019: Katie Lunn profiled in Parkview News

A great profile on Katie and Coffee Pro Bedford - we are #CWBproud to work with you, Katie! 

People of the Community: Katie Lunn, Entrepreneur in Bedford (page 6) 

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