WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL NETWORK  

Mission: 

The Women’s Professional Network (WPN) exists as a welcoming group of businesswomen who mentor, empower and advocate for each other and their communities.  We accept and support all, regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, social-economic level, or sexual orientation.

Feb. Networking Breakfast...       WPN Annual Food Drive...

Feb 25th
7:00AM - 9:00AM
via Zoom 

Annie Von Essen 
Vessel Strategy & Consulting, Founder and Consultant

Title of Presentation: Start Small: Building community change with groups and teams

Join WPN Thursday February 25th for a morning of learning how to build community with insights from Annie Von Essen, founder and consultant for Vessel Strategy & Consulting.  Annie works with teams & leaders to create the communication methods, strategy & culture they need to build inclusive, equitable community change. 

Participants will learn:
~Why creativity and inclusion are needed for community change.
~Ways to start small so you do not get overwhelmed by the systemic changes our country needs.
~How to increase joy, fun, inclusion and creativity in the groups you belong to.

WPN is proud to present our Annual Food Drive benefitting the Bellingham Food bank.  We are incredibly thankful to our drop-off location sponsors:

  • Connect Family Chiropractic  902 N State St. Ste. 101, B'ham
  • Piece of Mind Cannabis  100 E Maple St, Bellingham
  • Joy of Pilates & Fitness  2130 Grant St., Bellingham
  • BECU Bellingham   1066 Lakeway Dr. Bellingham

At anytime until March 12th you can drop off non-perishable items at any of the above listed locations during their normal business hours. You can also participate in person at IAJ Media located at 112 Ohio St. Suite 101, across from Bellingham High School for the... 

Drive-thru Drop-off event 

Saturday, March 13th

10am-2pm

Mentor Monday... a reoccurring event

March 15th
12:00 Noon - 12:50 PM
via Zoom 

Mentor Mondays 
WPN Members and guests gather in a safe environment to bring their knowledge, experiences and business problems to each session to learn, get help, and receive feedback while sharing their expertise on a certain topic. 

Our inaugural Mentor Monday was an insightful success as our member's and guests discussed the often misunderstood Coaching Skills - Asking Better Questions in Work & Life. Join us in March for the upcoming topic: 

March Topic: "Motivation: Up, Down and Side-to-Side"

Mentor Mondays will take place the third Monday of each Month.  Stay tuned for upcoming topics or suggest one that you would like to discuss. 

Introducing... February Featured Members

Donna Raimey
Blaine Chamber of Commerce

Donna has been the program & events coordinator for the Blaine Chamber of Commerce since 2019 and is very passionate about the community she serves. Raised in Texas she was a recruiter for Adecco Employment Services and raised 2 children. After moving to New Orleans the year after Hurricane Katrina she was the Certification Coordinator for the Women's Business Council where she worked with over 600 women business owners. Before relocating to the PNW to be closer to family in 2017 she was planning corporate events for Aflac. It has always been her goal to work with business owners and her love of event planning has made her work at the Chamber a perfect fit.


Ella Barney
Joy of Pilates & Fitness

Joy of Pilates Owner and Senior STOTT Pilates Instructor, Ella Barney, has assembled a team of professional trainers who bring both an educated and experienced level of knowledge for fitness, health, exercise, and physiology. Each team member is dedicated to helping clients achieve their overall fitness and health goals. Ella has been actively involved in the fitness/health arena since teaching fitness classes at UCLA in 1994. Following graduation, she served overseas as a captain in the U.S. Army.  She attended Whatcom Community College and became a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant spending five years working both inpatient and outpatient care.       

Sammy Murry
Connect Family Chiropractic

At Connect Family Chiropractic it is our passion to empower individuals of all ages to take control of their health and wellness to become the best version of themselves.  Through cutting edge structural chiropractic care and our compassionate team members, we create individualized care plans that change not only the way your body feels but the way it functions. It is our greatest honor and privilege to help you, your family, and your friends connect with a version of yourselves that you may not even know is possible.
Sammy is honored to be involved with the Women's Professional Network, because her passion is to be deeply connected with her community and this group aids in that!


A Promise to Our Community...

Dear Friends,
Earlier this year, the Women's Professional Network committed to acting on the necessary changes that ensured we were a community that served and respected one another.  This state of solidarity remains true, and we want that to reflect in our actions as we continue to move forward.

WPN was established in 1992 and has grown in many ways, including the acknowledgment of our responsibility to intentionally build a community that is stronger, more equitable, and more resilient than ever before.  With all growth comes transition.  Women's Professional Network will continue to look to our past as a way of enriching our future.  We will use our experiences to evolve our knowledge of inclusion, mentorship, and compassion for all WPN members and our communities.
We proudly share our revised mission statement:

The Women’s Professional Network (WPN) exists as a welcoming group of businesswomen who mentor, empower and advocate for each other and their communities.  We accept and support all, regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, social-economic level, or sexual orientation.

WPN is here to help strengthen the leadership and voice of all women. We believe that women should be heard.   
It is Time...  To Re-build
                    To Support
                  To Inspire
                       To Grow        

WPN Proudly Recognizes our Executive Members

WPN Proudly Sponsors and Supports the following organizations

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